Barcelona midfielder speaks out over future amid Man United links

Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes has today opened up on his future at with the club, amid heavy links with a summer exit.

Highly sought-after

Gomes, a 24-year-old Portuguese international, arrived at the Camp Nou in the summer of 2016 for a fee of 35 million Euro, plus a further 20 million in potential add-ons.

In signing the Valencia star, the Blaugrana beat out competition from the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.

Struggles

However, Gomes failed to properly settle in Catalonia last season, starting just 17 matches in La Liga and managing just 3 goals across all competitions.

SEVILLE, SPAIN – JANUARY 21: Andre Gomes of FC Barcelona reacts the La Liga match between Real Betis and Barcelona at Estadio Benito Villamarin on January 21, 2018 in Seville, . (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

As a result, the man labelled by many in Portugal as the possible heir to Xavi at Barcelona was heavily linked with a move away from the La Liga giants with just a solitary campaign under his belt.

In the end, though, Gomes stayed put, despite rumoured offers from both Tottenham and Juventus.

His second season with the Blaugrana has hardly been an improvement on his debut campaign, though, with the 29-time capped international having been handed just 5 La Liga starts and 1 Champions League start by manager Ernesto Valverde to this point.

Staying put?

Gomes’ lack of game-time in Catalunya has led to inevitable rumours that the midfielder will finally be moved on this summer, with Manchester United once again touted as a potential destination.

However, when questioned on his future at the Camp Nou last night during an interview with Barca TV (which just so happened to follow his most impressive performance of the season during Barca’s 3-1 victory over Leganes), Gomes was quick to shoot down rumours of an exit, claiming that he is ‘living the dream of all children’ in lining out for the club:

‘Right now I do not think about that.’

‘I am enjoying myself and living the dream that all children want to live.’

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