Sergio Busquets announced his retirement from the Spanish National team this Friday. 10 days after the loss to the Moroccan National team in the penalty shootout, the Spanish veteran has decided to bid farewell to his national career.
His decision came in the public eye through a post on his Instagram account today, elaborating his retirement. The midfield maestro won the World Cup in 2010 with the Spanish national team and the Euros in 2012. He has represented Spain in four World Cups and three Euros.
He played a total of 143 games for Spain and scored a total of 2 goals. He is the third most capped player for La Roja, only below Sergio Ramos and San Iker Casillas, with Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta being the 4th and 5th most capped players for them.
After this, his decision on whether to extend with Barcelona or move on to Inter Miami for the remainder of his career will be known hopefully. As per the reports from Mundo Deportivo, he might still extend as Xavi Hernandez has full confidence in his abilities. All the scenarios are very much explorable and probable at the moment.
Some within the Barcelona board however are open towards his departure. While there are no doubts about his capabilities, as he has been brilliant all throughout his career, his age is a major drawback when it comes to the idea of an extension. Also, he has a rather high salary and upon his departure, some space on the wage bill might get cleared, which can provide some room for player registration and renewals.