“Intense Shockwave: Busquets Announces Departure from Barcelona at Season’s End”

In a shocking announcement, Sergio Busquets has confirmed that he will depart from Barcelona in June at the end of his contract, thus drawing an end to a highly successful stint with the club. Breaking the news on Instagram, Busquets shared, “The moment has arrived to announce this is my last season at Barcelona. It has been an unforgettable journey.” Having won the Champions League three times with the Catalan squad and La Liga eight times prior to this season, the 34-year-old midfielder has been a crucial player for Barca ever since he made over 700 appearances upon breaking into the first team in 2008. However, he has not hinted at where he may head next, with Spanish reports suggesting a possible move to a team based in Saudi Arabia. Despite Xavi Hernandez, the Barcelona coach and Busquets’ former teammate, desiring his stay next season, Busquets made it clear that the time has come. He holds an impressive record of winning the World Cup with Spain in 2010 and the European Championship in 2012, which has marked him as a key fixture in the national team for almost 15 years until his retirement from international duty in December. Interestingly, former Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, a close friend of Busquets, is also said to be considering a move to the Saudi Arabian top flight, according to sources close to negotiations. Nonetheless, Messi’s father and agent Jorge Messi reiterates that his son’s future shall be decided only at the end of the season.

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