Sergio Busquets set for Barcelona farewell as the Barca captain decides against renewing contract

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Sergio Busquets has decided not to renew his contract at Barcelona and will leave the Spanish side at the end of the season.

The 34-year-old is said to have informed the club of his decision, and it will bring to an end the association with the club he joined at seven and progressed through the youth ranks to eventually captain the first team.

Spanish outlet Marca has claimed that Busquets was wary of staying at the club past his prime and tarnishing his legacy with a decline in his displays for the Catalans.

Former teammate and current boss Xavi was keen for the midfielder to remain at the Nou Camp, but the club could also not present a credible deal to Busquets due to their current unstable finances.

Busquets could now follow Cristiano Ronaldo to Saudi Arabia according to a report in SPORT, with the middle east seen as a number one destination for his next move.

Although the MLS could be another option for the veteran midfielder, and has previously been linked with a move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami outfit.

An official announcement is set to be made by Barcelona in the coming days, ahead of their title clinching clash with rivals Espanyol this weekend.

There is then expected to be a farewell organised for the club captain, to celebrate his fifteen glorious seasons with his boyhood team.

The LaLiga win will be Busquets ninth league title since he made his first team bow for the club in 2008.

In total he has won 30 trophies with the Catalan club, including three Champions League triumphs across his 744 appearances and 20 goals for Barcelona.

Busquets also amassed 143 caps for Spain, and was part of both the World Cup winning squad of 2010 and the Euro 2012 victorious Spanish side.

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