Given the weeks of Raheem Sterling to Barcelona rumors, it was only a matter of time till Pep Guardiola responded to the rumors and it happened when he was asked about it at a charity golf event.
“Honestly I have no idea. I don’t know anything. Not that I would tell you anyway,” he said.
“If Barcelona are interested in any of our players, I am convinced that they can get them. Barca continues to be an attractive club, more than attractive. The city, the club, the history and this for the trainers, for the players always seduces a lot.
“If Barcelona interests one of our players, they will set up the machinery into operation, it is a liner.
“Barca can use their media to influence signings. That’s the thing about Barcelona; they can do what they want, good or bad.”
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It’s interesting to hear the way Pep describes the Barcelona operation when they get keen on a player. Specifically when he says: “If Barcelona interests one of our players, they will set up the machinery into operation, it is a liner.”
Fascinating perspective from the legend.