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Sergi Samper: “It’s Not Going to be Easy” to stay at Barcelona

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He’s not given up hope though

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Sergi Samper has spoken out about his difficult time breaking into the Barcelona first team, saying he could be on the move again after he heals from injury.

“Barça is the best club in the world for me,” the player said in an interview, “and I realised a dream playing for the team I’ve always supported, but it’s not going to be easy in my position. If I have to go and search for other opportunities, then that’s what I’ll have to do.”

Samper was on loan at Las Palmas until a serious ankle injury ruled him out for the rest of the season. The youngster, a product of the Barcelona academy, is weighing his options for the future. He doesn’t rule out one day making it in Catalonia, however:

“I’ve seen other players suffer, too. My close friend Sergi Roberto had many years without playing and he had offers to leave. He didn’t start to play very regularly until he was 23, 24, but Luis Enrique liked him and then he had more chances after Dani Alves left. It can be done.”