Sergio Busquets set to leave Barca after 18 years.


Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season after 18 years.

The former Spain midfielder whose 34 years of age , has played 718 matches for Barcelona becoming the third most appearance in the club’s history.

Busquets joined the club in 2005 as a youth player, progressing to Barca’s B side before making his first-team debut under manager Pep Guardiola in a 2008 league game against Racing Santander.

The defensive midfielder is on track to finish his Barcelona career with a ninth league title. He has also won three European Super Cups and three Club World Cups with the Spanish powerhouse.

Over his 15 years with the senior team he has scored 18 goals and provided 40 assists.

In announcing Busquets’ decision to leave the Nou Camp, Barcelona described him as “one of the best players ever to represent the club”.

The former Spain captain retired from international football in December, having won the 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championship with his national side.