Barcelona plans to renew the contract Valverde and some players


MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona's management plans to renew coach Ernesto Valverde's contract with four players as their annual salaries improve over the coming period, according to media reports.

The Spanish newspaper "Mundo Deportivo" Spanish that Barcelona will continue to renew contracts for players after last season to renew the contract of Argentina's Lionel Messi and Spaniards Gerard Becky and Sergio Roberto and French Samuel Ometti, as part of the policy of the club to maintain the stability of the team and cut the road to the temptations of clubs Others aimed at hijacking its main pillars.

According to the newspaper, the target of renewing their contracts during the coming period are coach Ernesto Valverde, right-back Jordi Alba, the Spanish midfield Sergio Busquets, Croatian Ivan Rakitic and Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelin.

It is remarkable that Barcelona focused this time on renewing contracts for players over the age of 30 years, which shows his loyalty to his players and do not marginalize them after approaching the age of retirement.

Valderde's contract expires in January 2019, with a clause in his contract giving him the option to stay an extra season. The club management decided to renew his contract after succeeding in his first season to lead the team to achieve the league and cup double. In the achievement of new titles, especially the title of the Champions League.

The Busquets contract ends with Barcelona in June 2021, when he will be 33 years old and the club wants to give him a two-decade contract ending in 2023 so that he can make a decision either to retire from the team's jersey or move out of Europe. His compatriot Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez did.

The Croatian contract, Ivan Rakic, ends in June 2021, after he renewed his contract for the first time in March 2017. The Catalan administration wants to give him a two-year contract to continue his successful experience with the team.

The Jordi Alba contract expires in 2020, with the club planning to give him a four-year contract as he is still 29 years old, and his contract expires in 2024. Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen is expected to receive a renewal offer for an extra season only, With the team until June of 2020 instead of the month of June of 2019, although over 33 years old.

Although the extension of Barcelona's main team columns is a traditional policy in the club, it was exceptional for some players, for example renewing the contract Jordi Alba comes in support after the decision of the Spanish coach Luis Enrique to be excluded from the national team, the renewal of Boschettes and Rakic For refusing to move from the team, after the Paris Club St Germain French contract with them during the transfer market last summer.

It is worth mentioning that the majority of the Barcelona stars remained in the team until they retired except for the trio Xavi Hernandez, Andreas Iniesta and Carles Puyol, who decided to move to patrols outside Europe, and only keeper Victor Valdez refused to continue insisting on a new experience in Europe despite attempts to manage the club Convince him to continue and retire the club shirt.

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