LaLiga News: Barcelona planning talks with Busquets after the World Cup in Spain

    Barcelona will ask Sergio Busquets to clarify his plans for the future when he returns from the World Cup, according to Jordi Cruyff.

    The hardy midfielder Busquets is due to expire his contract with Barcelona at the end of this season and has been linked with a move to Inter Miami.

    After 15 seasons at the Camp Nou, Busquets could decide to end his career in Major League Soccer with a side owned by David Beckham.

    His longtime teammate Gerard Piqué recently retired mid-season surprising Barcelona and the club wants to be sure it knows Busquets’ next intentions.

    Cruyff told TV3: “When the World Cup is over, we will talk to him. He deserves every right to decide his future, but the club also needs to plan its squad.”

    Busquets, 34, remains a key figure for Barcelona and Spain, and at his club only four teammates have played more minutes than him this season (1,201).

    Since his debut in 2008, he has played around 700 games for the Barcelona first team.

    Cruyff also spoke about Barcelona’s transfer plans for the January window and said that “it’s clear there are some positions we can strengthen”.

    Spending limits may remain a factor; however, if Barcelona got the go-ahead for the move, Cruyff said they would not be delayed.

    “If there is an opportunity to sign, we know what we must do,” he said.

    Memphis Depay, who played for the Dutch national team at the World Cup, played just 131 minutes for Barcelona this season.

    He could be expendable and with his contract expiring at the end of the season, this could be the Dutch forward’s last chance to collect a transfer fee.

    Cruyff told a Spanish broadcaster: “We’ll see what happens.

    “In the summer he was able to leave, but in the end, his departure did not take place. FROM [Robert] Lewandowski is suspended for three games, we’ll see what happens because if there were any injuries, he might be needed.”

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