The Barcelona and Spain midfielder has confessed he would like to play his club football in England in the future.
Sergio Busquets’ ongoing contract situation at Barcelona has thrown the midfielder’s future into slight doubt, with the British press stating that English clubs, including Arsenal, are monitoring the star’s situation.
The defensive midfielder is a product of the fabled Catalan club’s youth system and has risen to become a world-class player under the tutelage of the Camp Nou outfit.
However, with Barca set to face Manchester City in the Champions League tonight, Busquets has spoken out about his admiration for the Premier League and confessed that a switch to England could well be of interest down the track.
“I admire the Premier League for the quality and style of football,” The Guardian quote the Spain international as saying.
“Maybe after years playing the same style you tire of it, and football there is very different.
“Stadiums are full, pitches are good, the press is different, people are different, the football culture is different.
“Everyone talks highly of England and I’d like to experience it one day. You see more space, more opportunity to enjoy your football. It’s more physical, more intense, but I think I’d be comfortable.
“I can’t say I’ll definitely play there because things change and I’ve always said I want to stay here for many years, but I’d like the experience.”
Busquets’ comments will come of interest to his Premier League suitors, but do not suggest that he is ready to leave his boyhood club just yet.
The star has become one of the first names on the Blaugrana’s teamsheet and is widely expected to go head-to-head with Yaya Toure in the mouth-watering European clash at the Etihad Stadium tonight.
Despite not having the same cult following or technique as the world-class attacking stars in the Barcelona ranks, Busquets’ role in the club’s recent success under Pep Guardiola cannot be understated.