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Sergi Darder admits that he rejected Barça for Espanyol

Published:20/09/2023 - 23:10h

Updated:20/09/2023 - 23:11h

Sergi Darder spoke with Catalunya Ràdio about his departure from Espanyol this summer. The midfielder told how he ended up signing for Mallorca after ruling out FC Barcelona out of respect for the 'perico' team

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The FC Barcelona had a lot of folders this summer regarding midfield players. One of the names that handled the sportive direction was Sergi Darder, captain and figure of the Espanyol that finish descending the past season. The player of 29 years knew that, once consummated the fall of the 'pericos', his exit was imminent, but preferred descartar to the Barça by respect to the club of the cual is canterano.

"Still being of the Espanyol, that call you a team of Champions does you doubt. The first day was nervous, but afterwards thought that it was impossible. It would like me that it was another team, but no the Barça", explained Sergi in an interview for Catalonia Ràdio. The one of Artà finish fichando by the Mallorca in return of 8 million euros and signed by five seasons, until June of 2028, with the Balearic group.

Darder Doubted on if fichar or no by the Barça

However, Sergi recognised that had doubts on if dress or no the T-shirt culé. "When they called me I doubted. An offer like this can you change the life but when you think it fríamente see that no. By feeling. It would understand that others did it, but being the captain of the Espanyol would not go in in my values", ensured the Catalan footballer, today indiscituble in the eleven of Javier Aguirre in Mallorca.

In this sense, added: "By respect to the Espanyol did not go further. My intention was to go me but was to go me well. I placed in front my values and my esteem to the Espanyol to the money or to win LaLiga". Darder Had returned to the group 'parakeet' in 2017 pertinent of the Olympique of Lyon. The past season added 7 goals and 4 assistances in 41 parties, but could not avoid the descent of his club.

The reason of the exit of Sergi Darder of the Espanyol

The mediocentro already had descended with the Espanyol in the 2019/20, but this summer yes preferred to leave. In this regard, Sergi explained how gestó his exit of Cornellà. "Had conversations with all in the club. It did not know what do. It had liked me remain me, but wanted to have it clear. A captain being in Second has to eat a lot of shit. Only it costs to go up. I thought that it was not well neither for me neither for the club. I did not see me prepared mentally. The míster understood it".

Besides, it ensured that it opted for renewing before going out to leave more money in the arks of the club, descartando better offers. Andor it could have me gone free. It did not have reason renew. I left a money in the club. I have refused offers of rival teams not to hurt to the Espanyol. To past bull would change things, yes, but if I had forced had gone out by 3 millions. And I left 8", puntualizó Darder.

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