Sergi Roberto could leave Barcelona this summer

Sergi Roberto is reportedly mulling over leaving Barcelona in the summer transfer window after delays in talks over a new contract.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Sergi Roberto is disgusted by the treatment from Barcelona, with talks over a new contract stalling. The Barcelona captain was under the impression that he would receive a one-year extension irrespective of Xavi Hernandez’s future at the club.

Sergi Roberto and his Barcelona journey

Sergi Roberto has been a dependable performer since breaking into the first-team squad at FC Barcelona over a decade ago. A graduate of the Catalan outfit’s fabled La Masia division, he has been a utility man for his club and country due to his ability to play as a midfielder and a full-back.

The Spanish international has turned out 11 times for La Roja and has succeeded Sergio Busquets as the Barcelona captain this season. Meanwhile, Roberto has turned out 373 times thus far for the Blaugrana, chipping in with 19 goals and 43 assists. However, the 32-year-old faces an uncertain future at FC Barcelona heading into the summer transfer window.

Roberto has entered the final month of his contract and will become a free agent on July 1 if talks over an extension do not progress. Such a situation has left the Reus native disgruntled and disgusted, as Barcelona had reaffirmed that he would extend his stay at the club irrespective of Xavi Hernandez’s future.

Can Roberto leave Barcelona?

With Xavi no longer at the Catalan club, Sergi Roberto has seen his situation worsen, with the Blaugrana stalling talks over a one-year extension. Bojan Krkic has told the 11-cap Spanish international that salary cap issues are forcing Barcelona’s hand.

The situation is unfair for Roberto, who had been under the impression that he would sign a one-year extension with Barcelona and continue his long association with the Blaugrana. However, a summer departure is now possible due to the stalling contract talks.

With time running out before his contract expires, the 32-year-old utility man is mulling over an exit, with Saudi Pro League, Serie A, and MLS clubs interested in him. However, Sergi Roberto’s preference is to stay at FC Barcelona beyond the summer transfer window.

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