Deportivo defender Juanfran admits he was flattered by Barcelona’s recent interest in him.
Barca right-back Aleix Vidal suffered a serious long-term injury last month and the LaLiga champions were tipped to bring in a short-term replacement, with Juanfran on their shortlist.
However, Barca opted against making a move in the end, although Juanfran admits it was nice to hear of their interest.
“It’s flattering and the bee’s knees that there’s interest from a team like Barcelona, but I’m going to end the campaign with Deportivo, for sure,” he is quoted as saying in Sport.
“I am really happy that teams are interested in me, that’s thanks to us doing something right and my team-mates are helping me, but I will end the season here.
“Me and the club knew of the interest and it seems that in the end Barcelona decided not to make a signing. My agents came to tell me, to get my opinion. They respected any decision I take and I am grateful for that.”