Barcelona full-back Aleix Vidal says he has no intention of leaving the club.
The defender has barely figured at the Nou Camp since making the move from Sevilla last year, with reports claiming Barca will look to offload Vidal in January.
However the Spaniard, who made a surprise start in Barca’s 4-0 defeat of Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday, admits he has not thought about leaving the La Liga champions.
“The club can take the decisions that it wants with me, but I have no intention of going,” he told TV3.
“It would be foolish to think about leaving the best club in the world. I have a contract here and I think that I can succeed here.”
Luis Enrique has avoided questions about Vidal all season but gave a glowing assessment of the player’s performance.
“He was spectacular, he is in brilliant physical condition despite not competing for so long and he played really well, in attack, in defence, with the ball and without it,” he said.
Sport claims Vidal could now be handed a lifeline by Barca and given the chance to finish the season in Catalonia.
That is in contrast to previous reports which suggested his time at the Camp Nou was up, although the player himself managed to ignore what has been going on around him.
“If I’d have taken notice of everything that’s been said in the last three months, maybe I’d have committed suicide,” he said in further interview with beIN SPORTS. “It’s come at me from all sides, but with a cool head I’ve been able to overcome it. I would be stupid to want to leave this team.”