Rob Jansesn, the agent of Dutch player Ibrahim Afellay (26) agent has said that the Dutch midfielder will not be leaving Barcelona this summer.
Ibrahim Afellay, since his £2million move from PSV Eindhoven in December 2010, has struggled to secure his place in the starting eleven and an anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered during training on September 2011 hasn’t helped his cause and was sidelined for more than seven months. Romours have been emerging right after Afellay’s first season at Barcelona ended, linking him to Inter Milan, Liverpool and Arsenal, amongst other clubs.
Afellay’s agent Rob Jansen, however, has dismissed these rumors saying: “People should not take all these rumors about an imminent transfer too serious,” he said to Voetbal International. “Leaving Barcelona is not an option at this point. Ibrahim is feeling very well at Barça and is getting playing time. “It’s true that there’s plenty of interest, but that’s always been the case. There’s absolutely no reason for him to leave the club.”
Source : Voetbal International via Fox Sports Image Credit: Miguel Ruiz/fcbarcelona.cat