Sergio Busquets signs new 5-year deal with £445m release clause at Barcelona

Sergio Busquets signs new 5-year deal with £445m release clause at Barcelona

- Sergio Busquets has penned a new five-year deal with La Liga champs Barcelona

- The deal sees Busquets' buyout clause rise from £178m to a huge £445m

- The midfielder has 109 caps for Spain winning both the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012

Spanish ace Sergio Busquets has signed a new five-year deal at La Liga giants Barcelona.

According to the club’s official website, Spain’s La Roja midfielder has put pen to paper that will see him stay at the Nou Camp until the summer of 2023.

In addition, Busquets' new release clause at Barcelona has been increased from £178 million to £445 million, as La Liga defending champions want to keep off potential suitors.

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The 30-year-old Spaniard is now an important squad member at Barcelona after a decade at the club since his first-team debut in 2008.

So far, Busquets has made 490 appearances in all competitions for Barcelona, netting 11 times from his defensive midfield role.

At the last count, Busquets has claimed 28 trophies at Nou Camp, including seven La Liga titles, six Copa del Rey crowns, and three UEFA Champions League silverware.

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The Spain international also won 109-cap for Spain, helping La Roja to 2010 World Cup in South Africa, as well as Euro 2012.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Spanish League champions Barcelona were handed their first defeat of the season after losing 2-1 to Leganes away from home.

Brazil superstar Philippe Coutinho opened scoring for the Catalans in the 12th minute of the encounter after being assisted by Lionel Messi.

But two quick goals from Nabil El Zha and Oscar in the 52nd and 53rd minutes of the encounter to stun the defending champions on Wednesday night.

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