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‘Next year? Only God knows’ - Ez Abde unsure of future ahead of Barcelona return

The winger isn’t sure what’s next

CA Osasuna v Elche CF - LaLiga Santander Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Ez Abde has admitted he does not know where he will be playing his football next season after scoring a brace in a 2-1 win for Osasuna on Saturday.

The Morocco international is enjoying a productive loan season at Osasuna but is due to return to Barcelona at the end of the campaign.

There have been suggestions Abde could be sold, if a big offer arrives, but also that he could be handed a chance by Xavi next season.

Here’s what he said when he spoke after the win over Elche.

“Next year? Only God knows,” he said.

“The coach always tells me that I have to play in the second line, without staying back. I listened to him and got the goal.

“The second was... I don’t think I’m going to do it again. It was a great goal, but I’m sure there’ll be more to come.”

Source | DAZN

Barca did extend Abde’s contract until 2026 before he left, and increased his buy-out clause to 200 million euros, but it’s not clear if he will be part of the first-team squad next season.

Xavi does have plenty of other options and Barca have some big decisions to make regarding the make-up of their attack for next season.

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