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Barcelona Director of Football Txiki Beguiristain has admitted that signing Santiago Ezquerro and Eidur Gudjohnsen may have been mistakes.

The duo have become fringe players at Camp Nou following the sudden emergence of young prodigies like Giovani Dos Santos and Bojan Krkic and could be sold if a suitable offer comes in.

“There will always be mistakes because you have to have the players who are numbers 21, 22 and 23 in the squad,” Beguiristain told RAC 1.

Beguiristain said that although Gudjohnsen was confident of winning back a place in the side, Frank Rijkaard preferred to play the young up and coming players.

“Gudjohnsen believes that he still has a chance here, but at the moment the coaches are giving more time to Giovani and Bojan,” he explained.

Neither Ezquerro nor Gudjohnsen have played a single minute for Barcelona this term and the Spanish giants may look to use the January transfer window to move them on.

“If Ezquerro and Gudjohnsen are not given playing time then we will have to look for a situation that suits everyone,” Beguiristain added.

“What is clear is that if there is an offer then first of all we will have to talk to the player. I know that Ezquerro is thinking about playing abroad.”

Gudjohnsen was linked with Manchester United and West Ham over the summer, while Ezquerro has reportedly been interesting Premier League sides such as Everton and Bolton.


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