Sergi Roberto, a player who can do a lot of different things, has signed a one-year contract extension with Barcelona.
Roberto is a midfielder by trade, but he plays right back most of the time. He was in the last month of his contract, and it had been a real roller coaster of a year trying to get an extension, with it often looking like he would be let go for free.
But he has now put an end to the rumors by signing a new 12-month contract with Barcelona that will keep him there until 2023.
The release clause in Roberto’s new contract is for €400 million.
Since joining Barcelona’s youth team in 2006, Roberto has played in 316 games for the club. Most of those games happened after he switched to playing right back in 2016.
Injuries have made him less useful in the past few years. Muscle injuries limited Roberto to just 15 La Liga games in the 2020/21 season, and those same injuries ended his 2021/22 season back in October.
Roberto hasn’t played for Xavi yet, but the new manager has said in public that he wants to work with the 30-year-old in the coming year.