Despite being one of the best midfielders in the history of modern football, individual awards have forgotten Sergio Busquets. Almost as if the noise of the world recognition of the awards did not match the discretion and introspective character of the son of Carles Busquets. One more of the many injustices that make football an imperfect science. Few things arouse as much unanimity as affirming that the name of Busquets is associated with the concept of an exceptional player, unique in his kind.
He has been part of the golden midfield of the best Barça in history and has also rowed in the toughest moments, especially in recent seasons. Badia's has been one of the hits of the blaugrana discography for 15 years. A great song that after playing and playing for years continues to retain its qualities, although some have faded. And now is the time for this great song to become a bonus track, an appendix to the list of current Barça titles. It will never be lacking in the compilation of greatest hits, it is essential. However, right now, on the album that Barça is preparing and that will be released next season, Sergio Busquets can only be a bonus track. A real luxury, yes. For this reason, now, in the final stretch of his last big contract with the Blaugrana record company, the great song has to decide. What will you do, Sergio? Continue at Barça? Even when? with what paper? Or listen to the million-dollar offers that come from abroad and pack your bags? Busquets is very close to someone who can advise him from his own experience. Only a few years ago, Xavi Hernández found himself in a dilemma practically traced. He ended up leaving, but before that he had chosen to stay and, also becoming a bonus track for Luis Enrique, he was able to put one last Champions League in his suitcase.
Now, the one from Terrassa is the Barça coach and he wants Busquets to continue. The club buys his request and, therefore, has made him an offer. Now. At the middle of March. When Barça thought it was appropriate, without intending to offend anyone. And it is that it is evidence that the continuity of Busquets is not a priority of the sports planning of the first team. It can't be. The Barça that Xavi is building, which has already shown green shoots and even some flowers, has to grow without Busquets. That implies opening a folder that the club has mistakenly cornered in recent years and that has now magically jumped onto the table and opened by itself. It is the Busquets relay folder. And I trust that in this folder there will be a prominent heading in bold where it says: “Busquets is unique, unrepeatable; Let's not look for the new Busquets because it doesn't exist”. And, yes, without him, Barça will be able to continue playing. Different, sure, but he'll still play.