The 23-year-old – who barring anything unforeseen should be part of Vicente del Bosque’s senior squad for Euro 2012 to be held in Poland and Ukraine – has made himself available for the unique opportunity despite his club understood to have certain reservations about playing in both tournaments. Even so, Barca boss Pep Guardiola has given the player his blessing, although the final decision will be made by Spanish Olympic team Coach Luis Milla.
It is not the first time Barcelona have found themselves in this situation as the same thing occurred with Lionel Messi in 2008 and Guardiola in 1992, with the current Barca boss admitting after Wednesday’s 7-1 Champions League defeat of Bayer Leverkusen he would not stop anybody representing their country at the Olympics.
“I went to the Olympics so I would not prevent anyone from fulfilling their dream,” he commented.
The news of Busquets’ availability could be a problem for Milla, albeit a welcome one, as the Barca man will vie for a place in a squad that can only contain three players over the age of 23, with Adri