The midfielder’s deal with chairman Joan Laporta has been going on for days. By now it was only left at the pen and official announcement only.
Roberto’s agent Jose Maria Orobitk has been in talks with the Catalan giants for a while now. Especially since Laporta was elected president of the club.
Originally, Roberto had the idea of a new contract extension for just one more season. But the latest should be an extension of another 2 years.
The biggest obstacle to this deal was the reduction of wages. Which has been at the heart of all Barca’s contract extensions in recent months.
Roberto’s contract extension is the first after the summer transfer window closes. And their technical side are now focusing on securing the futures of Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Pedro and Ronald Araujo respectively.
Other squad leaders like Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba have already agreed to cut their salaries. but talks over Roberto’s extension have dragged on, and that is thought to have contributed to the whistles from Barcelona fans as he was substituted during the recent 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich.
As noted by AS, Roberto was in tears in the dressing room after the game as he was ‘hurt’ by the reaction from fans who. In his eyes, did not appreciate the fact that he continues to give his all. Even if results aren’t always positive.
Roberto wants to rebuild his relationship with supporters and hopes to do that by officially penning his two-year contract extension, which Marca state will be announced next week.