Barcelona star Sergi Roberto ‘signs a new contract with the club this week’ despite being left in ‘flood of tears’ after being booed by his own fans during a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich
- Sergi Roberto was in ‘flood of tears’ after being booed by supporters
- He was comforted in the dressing room by Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets
- The 29-year-old utility player’s contract expires at the end of the season
- He and Barcelona are said to be close to a new two-year deal
Sergi Roberto is reportedly set to sign a new contract with Barcelona, despite being booed off the pitch during their 3-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.
The homegrown player will be a free agent in the summer unless he signs a new contract with the club he joined 15 years ago.
Roberto was said to be left in ‘streams of tears’ after being attacked with cheers and whoops from large swaths of Barcelona’s 40,000 supporters and was blown off when he was substituted in the second half.
Sergi Roberto to sign a new two-year contract to extend his stay at Barcelona
It comes despite being left in ‘streams of tears’ after being booed by his own supporters
marking are now reporting that the 29-year-old will sign a new contract with the club this week, with an agreement with club president Joan Laporta ‘already in place’.
His agent Jose Maria Orobitg has been in constant talks with the club since Laporta was re-elected as president earlier this year.
An agreement would have been held up by the required salary cut which has been the main factor in all of Barcelona’s recent contract extensions due to the club’s financial difficulties.
Roberto was the target of fans on Tuesday during their 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich
Roberto is expected to sign a two-year contract after early talks suggested he would only get a one-year extension.
Barcelona also hopes to capture the future of Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Pedri and Ronald Araujo.
Senior players Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique were among those to comfort Roberto in the dressing room after Tuesday’s defeat.
Barcelona fans were clearly outraged at what transpired in front of them when Bayern – who beat them 8-2 last time they met – rioted again, but Roberto was noticeably singled out, with booing booing every time. he touched the ball. ball.
Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets reportedly had to comfort their Barcelona teammate
The animosity towards Roberto, who is a longtime servant at the club and a graduate of their legendary La Masia academy, may have had something to do with his contract situation.
Roberto endured a rough night after being run in rags by Bayern’s wide men Alphonso Davies and Leroy Sané, but Barca vice-captain Pique jumped into defense after the game.
“The whistle at Sergi Roberto hurts,” he said. “I want to remind people that he is a midfielder, not a winger. He made a sacrifice to adapt to that position on the pitch.
“People are free to express themselves, but I don’t like the whistles, they don’t help.”