Barca ace turned down Celtic move

16 February 2010 09:34
Jefrren was very much in-demand prior to the window closing and the 22-year-old was tempted to link up with his former Barca team-mate Marc Crosas at Parkhead.

However Jeffren, who recently extended his Barca stay until 2012, was given a chance by Pep Guardiola in the World Club Championship and now believes he can make the grade at the Nou Camp.

"I rejected a lot of interesting offers and a lot of money to extend my stay at Barca," Jeffren told the Daily Record.

"In January I had the chance to go to Scotland on loan at Celtic but at the last minute I decided against it.

"My role at Abu Dhabi was decisive for my future. I want to play at the best club in the world with the best players.

"Playing at Barca fulfils my dreams and I have to take this chance. Guardiola has confidence in me. That was important in avoiding an exit from Camp Nou."

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Source: Team_Talk