Deco, ex player of the Barça


Deco: "When Barça wanted to sign me, Mourinho ran away from me"

Published:26/04/2020 - 08:23h

Updated:26/04/2020 - 08:23h

Deco Was one of the iconic signings of the Barça in the second year of presidency of Joan Laporta. The Portuguese sinceró in a recent interview

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In summer of 2004, a year afterwards that Joan Laporta went out chosen president and that arrived Ronaldinho, the FC Barcelona could allow spend a greater quantity of money in important​ signings. Together with Samuel Eto'or, the Portuguese Deco turned into one of the high more iconic of this summer. Years after having triumphed like Barcelona -won two leagues and a Champions League- the luso sinceró on his arrival to the Camp Nou.

In some statements collected by the diadio 'Ace', Deco commented the attitude that took in the Port wine when it wanted to leave. "In 2003, the Barcelona wanted to hire me. The president Paint gives Coast escaped of my and Mourinho, also. I agree me that Mourinho said me that it would leave me go out but that it had to speak with the president. Then, it spoke with the president and said me that it had to speak with Mourinho, that had said him that went to be champions of Europe", explained.

"When Mourinho went to Chelsea in 2004, wanted to carry me with him"

It was then when from the club did him a promise to the ex culé. "I said him to the president that win the UEFA was well but that the Champions did not go it to win. I paint it gives Coast ensured me that Mourinho had said him that had options to win and promised me that to the following year could go me where wanted to. During a month and half was nervous and playing bad but recovered my level and to the following year the Barcelona went back to interest by my, the same that other clubs", commented.

As there was vaticinado Mourinho, the Port wine proclaimed champion of the Champions League this 2004, but Deco concerned , since the offer of the FC Barcelona -club to the that wanted to go- by him was inferior to the one of Chelsea. "When Mourinho went to Chelsea in 2004, wanted to carry me. Chelsea offered between 30 and 35 millions and the Barça, only 21. I said him to Jorge Mendes that by what paid the Barcelona Paint gives Coast would not leave me go", remembered.

Deco Surprised very positively when the president fulfilled with his promise and left him fichar by the Barça in spite of that the offer was inferior. "I spoke with the president and said him that it knew that it was the offer of the Barcelona and also what offered Chelsea. 'You go to go where want to. I promised it and I will fulfil it', it said me. This history marked me a lot because it says enough of on the person", sentenced.

Now the Barça looks for to the 'new Deco'

Deco Stood out for being the engine of the centre of the field of the Barça of Frank Rijkaard: the Portuguese participated in the preparation beside Xavi Hernández, but also was a dog of prey to recover balloons, an extraordinary llegador and had a big strike from out of the area. Three lustros afterwards, the team looks for to a midfield player 'todoterreno' of his same characteristics to accompany to players like Frenkie of Jong or Arthur.

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