MADRID - Barcelona have given forward
Jeffren permission to quit their tour of the United States to
negotiate a transfer to Sporting Lisbon, the European champions
said on Monday.
The Venezuelan-born Spanish youth international, 23, has
struggled to find a regular place in the Barca first team.
"He came up from the youth ranks and he has helped us a
lot," Barca coach Pep Guardiola told a news conference in Miami.
"At his age, three years without playing [regularly] isn't
ideal. I wish him all the best."
Local media reported he was poised to move to the Portuguese
club for around 5 million euros and that Barca
would have a buy-back option.
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