Midfielder Sergio Busquets, 35, has officially joined Inter Miami following his departure from Barcelona.
Having dedicated his entire playing career to the Nou Camp, Busquets left Barcelona at the conclusion of the season. His signing reunites him with former teammate Lionel Messi, whose move to Miami was confirmed just 24 hours earlier.
Miami said in a statement: “Inter Miami CF announced (on Sunday) that it has signed legendary Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets to a contract running through the 2025 Major League Soccer (MLS) season.
“The one-time World Cup champion, nine-time LaLiga winner and former FC Barcelona captain, considered to be one of the greatest midfielders of all time, will occupy a Designated Player slot and is expected to join the team in the coming days.”
"I'm very happy to be part of Inter Miami." – Sergio Busquets pic.twitter.com/Uqmpfqw0U6— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) July 17, 2023
Busquets was a member of Spain’s team which won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championships in 2012. In over 15 seasons with Barca made 721 appearances in all competitions, placing him third on the club’s all-time list.
He said: “This is a special and exciting opportunity that I’m very excited to take. I’m looking forward to this next step in my career with Inter Miami.
“I was impressed by the club when I came with Barcelona last year and now I’m happy and ready to represent the club myself. I can’t wait to help bring the success that this ambitious club strives for.”