Cadena COPE: Barcelona halts midfielder contract negotiations

FC Barcelona has halted the contract negotiations with Sergi Roberto. The qualified Spaniard‘s contract expires after the current season and does not appear to be renewed.
Cadena COPE reports that. It seemed a matter of time until Roberto would sign his signature under a new contract until the summer of 2024, but talks have stalled at the last minute. Even President Joan Laporta would have assumed Roberto was signing a new contract.
It is not known if the talks will be picked up again soon. Roberto is next in Barcelona’
s long line when it comes to salary cuts. At an earlier stage Gerard Piquรฉ, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba already returned salary, but Roberto‘s case would be a special one. Barcelona wants to extend its contract for two years and also cut Roberto’s salary by thirty percent.
A subsequent conversation between player and club leadership is at least a while waiting. Roberto has reported to the national team of Spain, which will play against Italy in the Nations League semi-final. That game will be finished in Italy at 8:45pm on Wednesday.