David Beckham in Inter Miami transfer blow as Xavi demands Barcelona hand captain Sergio Busquets new contract | The Sun

DAVID Beckham might fail in his attempts to bring Barcelona star Sergio Busquets to Inter Miami.

That's because Barca manager Xavi wants to keep the midfielder beyond the expiration of his current deal next summer, according to Culemani.

Despite turning 34 earlier this summer, Busquets remains a key player in midfield for Barcelona.

After all, the Spain international is captain of the club and has already made five starts this season.

And Xavi will know all about Busquets' qualities first-hand after playing alongside him for seven years prior to his move to Qatar.

The pair won five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues together, with Andres Iniesta the other part of what was a memorablemidfield trio.

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And Busquets now looks set to continue what has been an incredible career at the Nou Camp.

He has made almost 700 appearances for Barcelona, winning more than 25 trophies across a career spanning more than 14 years.

But a contract extension would come as a blow for Beckham, who was reportedly trying to bring Busquets to Miami.

Miami are currently inside the play-offs in the Eastern Conference after beating Wayne Rooney's DC United 3-2 last weekend.

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Beckham is still looking for reinforcements, though, with Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain his most high-profile signing to date.

But with Busquets likely to remain with his boyhood club, Beckham will have to look elsewhere if he wants to sign another footballing giant.


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