Argentina striker Javier Saviola wants to stay and fight for a place at Barcelona, although the club have made it clear he is surplus to requirements.
“I have had offers that promised more money than I receive at Barca but I have made my decision. I want to stay and fight for a place,” Saviola told a news conference on Thursday.
“I will play out the last year on my contract here and hope that when it comes to leaving I leave on a high note.”
The 24-year-old played last season on loan with Sevilla, and he has been linked with a number of clubs this summer, most notably Aston Villa, but he has opted to stay with Barcelona.
“The club (Barcelona) looked for a move for me but I insisted I wanted to stay,” he added.
Saviola joined the Barcelona from River Plate for $28 million on a six-year contract in 2001, but fell out of favour under coach Frank Rijkaard.