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Kevin Gameiro explains why he rejected Barça in 2016

Published:21/08/2019 - 14:39h

Updated:21/08/2019 - 14:39h

Barça spent some years looking at the forwards market, and in 2016 was interested in Kevin Gameiro. The french has explained in a interview the reason why he refused the azulgranas and went to Atlético de Madrid

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The FC Barcelona has reinforced his staff this summer, and one of the most pronounced reforms has suffered it the forward. The Catalans carry several years touching pieces for apuntalar the front of attack, and in this window estival have left to go out to Malcom and Philippe Coutinho to bet strong by Antoine Griezmann and rise also to some canteranos.

In 2016, the panorama was something distinct, and the Barcelona fixed in Kevin Gameiro. The French had consolidated in LaLiga after three seasons in the Seville, and was had to step forward in his career. In the Camp Nou initiated the conversations to do with the services of the footballer of Senlis, but the negotiations broke when he same refused the proposal.

The today member of Valencia has explained the reason of his refusal to the culés, in an interview conceded to 'France Football' in which it has kept the speech that used then. The Andalusians formalised finally his traspaso and his destination was not the City Condal, but it left to the capital to form part of the staff of the Athletic of Madrid.

"I was in conversations with the Barça just before going to the Athletic. The election was obvious. Had the luck to be able to play more in the Athletic that in the Barça", has commented, doing upsetting in the circumstances of his election. In the changing room barcelonista coexisted then Leo Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez, and the Frenchman signals that when it analysed his priorities, thought immediately that needed a destination in which it could win more minutes.

"But when the Barça is interested in you, is good for the self-esteem. All the players dream with this type of club. It thinks in your ambitions, what want to do with his career. I wanted to play. With the attack that had, knew that it would not play a lot. They were looking for a chamber to cover the possible drops of the three forwards. In the Athletic, was different", has argued.

The Barça could recover the trident that braked to Gameiro

From the 'no' of Gameiro there have been a lot of changes in the forward of the Barça, that this summer treats to recover to Neymar for his trident. Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembélé have not finish to fill the gap that left the Brazilian when it left to the PSG in 2017, and now the one of Sao Paulo and the club work to go back to gather , in an operation that could go back to shake the European football.

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