According to insiders to ESPN, Busquets is expected to leave Barcelona at the end of this season, and the team will make another signing in the winter window to seek his successor.
This summer, Barca sold club assets worth more than 700 million euros to finance their transfer market spending of more than 150 million euros and raised La Liga’s spending cap (including salary payments per season) to more than 600 million euros.
However, if more assets do not continue to be sold, then Barca’s spending limit may be reduced next season, which La Liga president Tebas has warned them. Therefore, considering that Barca can only spend 1:4 again next season (that is, 1 euro for every 4 euros saved in wages or transfer fees), they will seek to sign in January, in this window, The ratio of their income and expenditure requirements is still 1 to 1.
Barca’s main targets are a right-back and a central midfielder, the latter to eventually replace Busquets. Busquets is expected to leave Barcelona when his contract expires in June 2023, sources told ESPN.