Barcelona’s young midfielder Sergio Busquets is set to be rewarded for his performances with an improved and extended contract at the Camp Nou.
The 22-year-old broke in to the first team during coach Pep Guardiola’s first season, and has since established himself as a regular not only for the Catalan club but also for Vicente del Bosque’s Spain team that were triumphant in South Africa during the summer.
Goal.com Spain comments that the club are in the process of tying up a number of key players to extended deals, with Daniel Alves ready to be offered an additional three years on top of his current deal, and Busquets is next in line.
Busquets, the son of former goalkeeper Carlos who represented Barcelona during the 1990s, has a contract which runs until 2013, but his current salary is well below his counterparts, prompting the club to take action to secure him on improved terms.
Guardiola sees the tidy player as a fundamental aspect of the long-term future of the team, and to avoid any friction the hierarchy will enter into discussions within the next few weeks.