​Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets ​signed a new contract yesterday which will keep him at the Nou Camp until 2023, with a buyout clause of an insanely irrelevant €500m.


The Spanish midfielder's previous contract was up until 2021 but the Catalan giants decided to offer him a new improved deal to place him in the bracket with some of the top earners at the club, as a recognition to his service.



Barcelona fans had mixed reactions over the club's gesture coming after they were beaten in the previous gameweek of the La Liga by Leganes. Here's how they reacted:



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Busquets has made 490 appearances for Barca in all competitions since making his debut in 2008, meaning that he will soon become the seventh player to surpass 500 games for the club.


Over the past decade, Busquets has won seven La Liga titles, six Copas del Rey and three Champions League trophies, as well as numerous lesser honours.


While the announcement of Busquets' new deal is a timely bit of positive PR from Barcelona just a day after their shocking loss to Leganes. However, most fans were still angry and understood the logic behind making this announcement.


Barcelona will continue their La Liga journey as they take on Athletic Bilbao at home on Saturday.