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Yusuf Demir admits he was sad to leave Barcelona

The youngster’s loan was cut short

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Yusuf Demir has admitted he was sad to leave Barcelona after seeing his loan from Rapid Vienna cut short in the January transfer window.

The teenager initially arrived on a season-long loan and was expected to spend the campaign with Barca B but was promoted to the senior squad after impressing in pre-season.

Demir made nine appearances in all competitions for Barca but the Catalans ended up cancelling his loan to avoid paying a €10 million clause in his contract.

The youngster has now opened up on his departure and was pretty philosophical about the whole experience.

“I left Barca sad, but I matured and I became a professional. I saw that here people are happy for me and that made me happy too,” he said.

“I want to play, enjoy myself and have fun. I am hungry to win everything. My objective is to be first, it won’t do to come second.”

Source | Sport

Demir is now back with Rapid Vienna although there has been speculation he’s wanted by several clubs in the German Bundesliga.

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