Barcelona Transfers: Top 5 replacements for Sergio Busquets

Sergio Busquets of FC Barcelona. (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Sergio Busquets of FC Barcelona. (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /
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Barcelona veteran Sergio Busquets has had a wonderful career at the Nou Camp. He’s won every trophy and he’s arguably earned the title of being the greatest defensive midfielder of all time. However, it looks like his days have come to end and it is time to move on. He’s a veteran for FC Barcelona and Spain and his service for them will never be forgotten.

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Busquets is one of Pep Guardiola’s greatest discoveries and students from the La Masia. He was the key to Xavi and Andres Iniesta functioning so well. The only reason those two midfielders had all the freedom to move forward and try their confident link-up and risky passing was the ever-present Sergio Busquets covering them.

If there is a player one would pick to make 100 successful passes out of 100 attempts, one would definitely pick Busquets. Such an exquisite passer of the ball, he hardly misses a pass or loses the ball in midfield. Masterful at passing and controlling the game, extremely quick and alert to shut down opposition build-up or attacks. A complete defensive midfielder overall.

This article is about the replacement of the veteran Spaniard but in all fairness, there will be no proper replacement for him. His type of player comes along maybe once in a generation-  he’s irreplaceable. However, Barcelona have to move on for the better and find a player who can even try to match the standards of the Spanish stalwart.

Here is a list of 5 players that could replace Busquets at Barcelona: