Sergi Roberto has just one year left to run on his contract at Barcelona, but the club are yet to make him a renewal offer, either formally or informally.
The 29-year-old came through Barcelona‘s famed La Masia academy and has since gone on to make 304 appearances for the first team, having originally joined from Gimnastic de Tarragona in the 2005/06 campaign as a 14-year-old.
However, unlike some of his teammates who are about to enter the last year of their deal, like Ousmane Dembele, Sergi Roberto has not received any contact from Barcelona about extending their relationship together.
Having said that, the Catalan club do intend to sit down with the versatile midfielder in the coming weeks, once the season is officially over.
Sergi Roberto himself does not want to make a decision on his future until he has spoken with Barcelona president Joan Laporta, but it is thought that there are no clubs currently desperate to sign the player.
From Barcelona‘s perspective it makes sense for them to try and tie Sergi Roberto down to a new deal, even if they intend to part ways with him, in order to avoid losing him for free next summer.
Sergi Roberto, who can play at right-back or in midfield, has missed 37 games this season – this weekend’s match against Eibar will take that number to 38 – due to injury and COVID-19 in what has been his most disrupted campaign since breaking into the first team in 2013.
Sergino Dest has taken the Catalan’s place at right-back in his absence, while Ronald Koeman’s 3-5-2 system means that either Oscar Mingueza or Ronald Araujo are able to cover the right-back area and allow Dest to push further forward. Sergi Roberto is no longer an indispensable player at Barcelona.