Barcelona draw up two-man shortlist for captaincy spot

Barcelona draw up two-man shortlist for captaincy spot

Faruq Ibrahim 20:01 - 10.05.2023

Two players have been shortlisted to replace Sergio Busquets as one of Barcelona's four captains.

Barcelona announced that Sergio Busquets will be leaving the club at the end of the season, freeing up an armband spot in the club's four-man captaincy system, and Robert Lewandowski and Ronald Araujo are reportedly vying for the position. 

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The current four occupants of the Blaugrana's captaincy quartet are Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba and Marc Andre Ter Stegen in hierarchical order. 

Roberto is expected to take over as the club's first captain, replacing the outgoing Busquets, freeing up a spot to be filled. Also, Jordi Alba's future at the club is unresolved, which could mean there are two spots up for grabs. 

Should Alba remain, a vote will take place between Araujo and Lewandowski, who have both received the green light for the position from Xavi Hernandez. However, an exit for the former Valencia man would see both the centre-back and striker join Ter Stegen and Roberto in a new quartet, according to

As we reported earlier, LaLiga leaders FC Barcelona have confirmed that they will say goodbye to club captain Sergio Busquets at the end of this season

Barcelona took to their social media page to post an emotional video to confirm the exit with the caption “A Barca legend says goodbye,” on Tuesday morning.

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