Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has admitted he would love to Join Barceona, just days after dismissing suggestions that he was seeking to leave the Gunners.
Adebayor was quoted in the Barcelona-based newspaper El Mundo Deportivo that he would be “delighted” to play for the Catalan club if ever they reached an agreement to sign him from Arsenal.
“There is no player who can say no to Barcelona,” he was quoted as saying. “I don’t know whether it would happen now or in two years or in 10, but I would love to play there. Perhaps things will change tomorrow. I don’t know.
“For now, I have to wait. It would make me very happy to play for Barcelona. It is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I cannot close the door because I don’t know what will happen tomorrow.
“It would be a thing between the two clubs and we would see what would happen because Arsenal would ask for a lot of money and it remains to be seen if Barcelona are going to pay it. First they will have to reach an agreement. What would attract me? A lot of things. If Barcelona make an offer for me and reach an agreement with Arsenal, I would be delighted to go and play there.”
The striker later said that it was merely “flattering” to have been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Milan. “But for the moment I’m very happy at Arsenal,” he added.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has already seen Mathieu Flamini leave the club to join Milan, and has denied claims that Alexander Hleb will move to Inter, so the news that Adebayor may be contemplating leaving, will undoubtedly prove unsettling for the Frenchman.