Laporta confirms Xavi and Busquets' new Barcelona contract offers
Busquet's contract with the Blaugrana is due to expire this summer and his manager the next year. Laporta wants the duo to remain at the club as he prepares new contracts for them.
With his contract expiring this summer, it was rumored that Sergio Busquets will make a move to MLS. However, the club wants to keep him with the club for one more year. Meanwhile, they want to offer Xavi Hernandez a new contract as he led Barcelona to the top of the La Liga table nine points clear of their arch-rivals Real Madrid.
Clarifying the situation, Barca president Joan Laporta told reporters: "I have already thought about a renewal. I think we should renew him [Xavi] because he has earned it.
"He knows the house. He knows Barca. He doesn't ask us for crazy things [as per transfers]. He perfectly understands the situation of the club.
"We have talked about Busquets. He is essential in the dressing room, he has a way of playing that suits our system. Xavi wants him to continue.
"We have not made a specific proposal yet, but we will do it soon. We are evaluating it as a club to extend for another year."
Asked about Barcelona's possible recruitments in the future transfer windows, Laporta said: "A left back, a centre-back depending on the market, a striker and we'll see if a midfielder [is possible] depending on what comes out.
"Up front we are missing a piece, but we must remember that our resources are limited."
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