The 29-year-old only made 20 appearances for Ronald Koeman’s side during the 2020-21 campaign, with the midfielder struggling to overcome muscular and hamstring injuries.
Roberto only has one year left to run on his contract at Camp Nou, and a recent report claimed that Barcelona were keen to tie him down to a two-year extension.
However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have offered Sergi Roberto to Manchester City, as the Catalan outfit are keen to move the Spaniard on during this summer’s transfer window.
The report claims that Koeman’s team are open to Roberto signing a new deal, but they are prepared to sell him this summer and believe that there is interest from the Premier League champions.
Inter Milan are monitoring developments and have so far only gathered information on the full-back. Barcelona would request €25m (£21.5m) to sell Roberto, per ESPN, who is one game shy of 200 La Liga appearances.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by Man City Xtra, many Man City fans have have been expressing their thoughts and opinions.
no thank you— Mo ➐ (@MoSakoooo) June 30, 2021
We’re fine lads 💀— Luke (@Luke_MCFC) June 30, 2021
We are not a waste bin for barca I’m sorry— SAICITYFC (@saicityfc) June 30, 2021
we’re not charity— ¹⁷ 🇵🇸 (@ffskevin_) June 30, 2021
Pep heard this and promoted Lavia immediately lol— . (@RDragron7) June 30, 2021
Barca using us as a way to rebuild their club at our expense and thinking we’ll cooperate just because we’re run by Spanish and ex Barca players 🤦♂️— 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘦 (@CanceloProp) June 30, 2021
Don’t believe everything the media says— El-pudi🐐 (@Majorciteh) June 30, 2021
Might be the last person we need 🤦🏽♂️wtf why would we ever want Sergi Roberto— haz (@AnklesCollected) June 30, 2021