Madrid dailies Marca reports that Barcelona defensive midfielder, Sergio Busquets wants a move to England as a result of his low wages in Catalonia.
Busquets who has won every trophy in World football (Champions League, Copa del Rey, La Liga, World Cup, European Championship and World Club Competition) earns £120,000-a-week in Barcelona. This is in sharp contrast to earnings in England as Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney earns an excess of £300,000-a-week and Theo Walcott earning £140,000-a-week in Arsenal.
Busquests is an undisputed first team starter of the Catalonia club and is regarded as the best defensive midfielder in the world when it comes to reading the game and positioning. Busquets is so enraged at his salary that it is reported he has asked that his current deal be reviewed even with three years still to run requesting for it to be increased to £150,000 which is the same amount that club captain Andres Iniesta earns .
This has alerted the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City who have announced Pep Guardiola as their next season’s manager. Barcelona it is reported will struggle to meet his demands leading to rumours he might be on his way out of the club. Barcelona are burdened by the wages of mesmerising trio Luis Suarez, Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi and with no funds from shirt sponsoring might be tempted to cash in on the defensive midfielder .
Busquets is interesting a whole lot of clubs as his age (27) shows he might not have even reached his peak yet. Though Barcelona will miss him, they might be tempted to sell if a good offer comes and Manchester United are confident that Busquets will be an upgrade on the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Michael Carrick and Ander Herrerra.