Sergi Roberto’s agent Josep Maria Orobitg has told Mundo Deportivo the client’s contract extension with Barcelona. Orobitg has revealed some important news regarding the negotiating table.
Orobitg said renewal talks have now stopped altogether. However, he added that negotiations between the two sides could be reactivated at any time, so the outcome could not be said in advance. “Everything has stopped, but it can also be reactivated at any time,” Orobitg asserts.
Negotiations between Barcelona and Roberto reached a dead end
Orobitg’s statements show that the two sides still have a chance to commit to the future. The Spaniard wants to stay at Barcelona, but he is fully capable of signing with other top European clubs.
Previously, Roberto had publicly expressed his desire to stay at the Nou Camp and also mentioned his intention to cut wages to help the club get out of difficult economic times. However, 2 months later, there is still no specific agreement between this player and the host team. Although willing to reduce his salary, but Roberto did not agree with the cut and thought that the proposed level offered by Barcelona was too large.
If Roberto really chooses to leave, Man City is a bright name for this defender to choose. Pep Guardiola is very fond of this player’s variety of play. The English side made efforts to lure the Spaniard away from Barcelona this past summer but those efforts were fruitless due to a number of factors.
Now, the situation is different. Barcelona are considering letting Roberto leave and this player will also be ready to leave the Nou Camp if the salary is not guaranteed.
Roberto is taking the initiative in negotiating with Barcelona
This season, Roberto has appeared for the Catalan team a total of 8 matches in all competitions, scoring 2 goals and providing 1 assist after 402 minutes.