Sergio Busquets has ended speculation he could join Manchester City after signing a new five-year deal with Barcelona.
Midfielder Busquets fueled speculation of a move to the Etihad after admitting he would be “honoured” to work with incoming City boss Pep Guardiola once again.
The 27-year-old has established himself as one of the most efficient passers in Europe over recent years and will now be with the club through to 2021.
Depending on how many games he plays between now and then, the deal could be extended to 2023.
The Spain international’s contract has a buyout clause of £152million.
Busquets has made 384 appearances for the Catalan club, scoring 12 goals.
During his time with Barca he was won 23 major honours, including six Primera Division titles and the Champions League in 2009, 2011 and 2015.