Inter Miami has officially confirmed the signing of Sergio Busquets, former captain of Barcelona, which reunites him with his former teammate Lionel Messi.
The 34-year-old midfielder announced his departure from the La Liga champions in May after spending an impressive 18 years at the club.
Busquets will now join forces with Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, who recently confirmed his move to Inter Miami from Paris St-Germain. The duo previously played together for 13 seasons at Barcelona from 2008 to 2021, contributing to the team’s remarkable success. They were instrumental in winning three Champions League titles, eight La Liga titles, and six Copas del Rey during their time at the club.
Although Busquets reportedly received offers from Saudi Arabia, he ultimately chose to join Inter Miami, which is owned by former football star David Beckham. The move brings an end to Busquets’ remarkable career at Barcelona, where he made a total of 722 appearances, the third-highest in the club’s history. During his 15-year tenure with the senior team, he scored 18 goals and provided 40 assists.
Busquets began his journey with Barcelona as a youth player in 2005, progressing through the ranks and making his first-team debut under the guidance of manager Pep Guardiola in a 2008 league match against Racing Santander. Barcelona bid farewell to Busquets, describing him as “one of the best players ever to represent the club.”
In addition to his club success, Busquets had an illustrious international career, winning the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship with Spain. He retired from international football in December, leaving a lasting impact on the sport.