Ibrahim Afellay ‘has no reason to leave’ Barcelona, insists agent

Ibrahim Afellay's agent insists he has "absolutely no reason" to leave Barcelona despite reported interest from Arsenal & Inter

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
ibrahim afellay
Ibrahim Afellay joined Barcelona in January 2011 Photo: FC Barcelona

ibrahim afellay

Ibrahim Afellay will not be leaving Barcelona this summer despite reported interest from Arsenal and Internazionale, according to the player’s agent.

The 26-year-old Holland international, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, has been the subject of speculation linking him with a move away from Camp Nou, with the Serie A and Premier League sides said to be interested.

Afellay only returned to action for Barça in late April but stated his desire to fight for a spot in Tito Vilanova’s first team.

Now, his agent Rob Jansen has denied rumours linking him with a move away from the Copa del Rey holders, insisting his client has “absolutely no reason” to leave Barça.

“People should not take all these rumours about an imminent transfer too serious,” Jansen was quoted as saying by Voetbal International.

“Leaving Barcelona is not an option at this point. Ibrahim is feeling very well at Barça and is getting playing time.

“It’s true that there’s plenty of interest, but that’s always been the case. There’s absolutely no reason for him to leave the club.”


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Australian Open 2018
The Sport Review
Australian Open 2018: Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem beaten by debut quarter-finalists Chung and Sandgren
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Wenger replies when asked if Arsenal are signing Aubameyang
The Sport Review
Pundit explains why Alexis Sanchez is perfect for Man United
The Sport Review
Cesc Fabregas reacts to Victor Moses’ display for Chelsea FC at Brighton