Sergio Busquets has joined Lionel Messi at Inter Miami, signing a contract to stay in Florida until 2025.
After enjoying 18 trophy-laden years, Busquets departed his boyhood club Barcelona at the end of last season. Now, he will reunite with former team-mate Lionel Messi at the DRV PNK Stadium.
The Spanish midfielder 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.”
Inter Miami coach Jorge Mas said: “I am excited to welcome Sergio Busquets to Inter Miami. Since day one we have set out to bring the world’s best players to Inter Miami. Sergio’s repertoire speaks for itself.”
Busquets achieved a remarkable feat of winning every possible trophy at Barcelona alongside Messi.
Former Barcelona coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino leading the Miami team and potential links to former Camp Nou stars Jordi Alba, Andres Iniesta, and Luis Suarez suggest a significant reunion for Busquets.
Both Busquets and Messi will debut for the MLS side in a Leagues Cup match against Cruz Azul on July 21, with the team’s next MLS game set for August 21.
Inter Miami is currently at the bottom of the Eastern Conference and has been unable to secure a victory in their last 11 matches.