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Barcelona star refuses to rule out Manchester City switch

Busquets says he is happy to stay put (©GettyImages)
Busquets says he is happy to stay put (©GettyImages).

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has refused to rule out a transfer to Manchester City in the near future, despite insisting he is happy at the Nou Camp.

Busquets has established himself alongside the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta in what many consider to be the best midfield in the world since making his debut in 2008.

The Spanish international has been linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium in the past, although the Citizens have since released a statement insisting they had made no approach for him.

Speaking ahead of Spain’s game against Panama this evening, Busquets admitted he did not know if his agent has spoken to representatives from Manchester City, and refused to shut the door on a switch to the Premier League despite being happy in Spain.

"I do not know if City has spoken to the club or my representative," Busquets told reporters.

"At the moment, I am the same as you. I am living in the present and I'm very happy.

"I would hope to continue at [Barcelona] for many years but I like to live in the present; no-one knows what will happen in the future."

One factor that could sway Busquets towards Manchester is the arrival of two former Barcelona officials, Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano, at the Etihad Stadium as technical director and chief executive respectively.

Since then rumours of an approach for former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola have grown, and Busquets admits he misses the man who guided the Catalan club to three league titles and two Champions League trophies in four years.

“For all that Guardiola has given me, I will miss him always," he commented.

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