Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Gabri Staying at Barcelona

Gabri is staying at Barcelona. The BBC quote Gabri as saying, "After much consideration, my final decision is to remain at Barca," said the 27-year-old.

Talks between the two parties are thought to have stalled after Gabri rejected West Ham's offer of a short-term contract. The versatile right-sided player had reportedly wanted a three year deal - a deal considered unacceptable by the Hammers due to his recent injury problems.

Spanish newspaper Marca reported earlier today that Gabri is staying at Barcelona. The Babelfish translation of their report reads,

"Gabri, midfield player of Barcelona, has decided to fulfill its contract with the Catalan club and not to file by the West Ham United, equipment that had been interested to take control of its services and that it tried to file it before the term of hiring of players in the winter market finalized."

This seems to suggest that he has not signed a new deal but is remaining at Barcelona until his contract expires in the summer.


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