Roberto, whose current contract at Camp Nou is due to expire in the summer of 2022, had a very underwhelming La Liga campaign last season as Barcelona finished third under the management of Ronald Koeman.
Pep Guardiola had reportedly previously wanted Roberto last season but he refused as he wanted to wait and see if he was still in Barça’s plans.
The 29-year-old would prefer to stay but Barcelona has made it clear that he is no longer wanted at Camp Nou. Barcelona as per Barca universal have decided not to go through with the extension for Roberto.
Given his status, the midfielder turned right-back can now negotiate with clubs over a pre-contract agreement for a summer move on a free transfer starting January.
The Spanish international has already played under Guardiola’s orders at the Camp Nou in the past, and is aware of the Citizens manager’s playing style.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by Man City Chief, many Man City fans have have been expressing their thoughts and opinions.
No Please we don't want him— Phạm Ngọc Thạch (@PhmNgcT20973293) October 26, 2021
Wtf is this please no— 93:20 (@rated07_) October 26, 2021
we've been linked with him his whole career— JohnnySZN (@4midables_mcfc) October 26, 2021
WHY ARE WE ALWAYS LINKED TO HIM— Dazza 💙 (@Father_Jacky_10) October 26, 2021