Barcelona‘s summer transfer plans can begin in earnest with it all but certain Ronald Koeman will continue as coach, and whilst the immediate attention turns to Memphis Depay, there is the small matter of sales, yet Sergi Roberto isn’t considering a possible departure.
The Spanish midfielder is currently on holiday and his existing contract with Los Cules runs until June 2022, meaning Barcelona either have to renew his deal or sell him this summer, such is the financial position the Catalan club finds itself in.
Sergi Roberto hasn’t received an extension offer as yet, but he is planning to be present for the team in 2021/22, although a further discussion will likely take place when he returns from holiday.
After a season marred by injuries,Sergi Roberto has seen his value drop somewhat, and whilst he isn’t open to offers until Barcelona tells him to be, it’s difficult to envisage too huge a market for the Spanish international.
He missed 37 matches in 2020/21, and of the 20 he was involved in most of them came at the right-back position, which has become his main role since the departure of and subsequent inability to replace Dani Alves.
The opinion of the Dutch coach will be taken into account when Barcelona‘s technical department makes a decision on Sergi Roberto , although it’s clear that he can’t be kept on a similar salary to the one he is currently earning.
Barcelona want to tighten their belt, and a lower payment structure will be offered to the Spaniard, although those within the club respect the player’s professional and would be okay for him to continue.
This is in stark contrast to how they feel about Matheus, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo and Philippe Coutinho, all of whom are up for sale with any offers likely to be listened to.