Xavi also insisted it was not fair that Busquets was not nominated for the Ballon d’Or during his career.
Busquets has confirmed his plans to leave Barcelona when his contract expires at the end of June. The 34-year-old will weigh his options before making a decision about joining a new club or retiring in the summer.
When asked about the legacy that Busquets will leave behind in Barcelona, Xavi said: “For me, Busquets is the best midfielder I have ever seen. The smartest person I have ever seen in my career. It doesn’t seem fair that he wasn’t nominated for the Ballon d’Or.”
Busquets will leave Barcelona as the Blaugrana’s third-most appearances, with only Xavi and Lionel Messi above him on the list. The 2022/2023 La Liga title would be Busquets’ 32nd major title as a Barca player, and he would match Messi’s record of 10 if the title ultimately goes to Barca.
Thanh Vu | 09:14 May 14, 2023