An Athletic team legend has told the Sunday Times he is concerned for the future of the former Barcelona star after the Bianconeri defender was linked with a move to the Premier League.
Giancarlos “Gigi” Abate, who was once the most decorated player in La Liga, scored 19 goals in a season that saw Barcelona win the league, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey, and his goals earned him the nickname ‘Gigi’.
“It’s a shame that he won’t play,” former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola said of Abate.
He was very good in the last three years. “
Giancarlo is not for me, because he was an athlete.
Guardiola, who guided Barcelona to three European Cups and two Champions Leagues, has said Abate will leave the club in the summer of 2021. “
In the last five or six years he was in the top 20 of goals scored in the world.”
Guardiola, who guided Barcelona to three European Cups and two Champions Leagues, has said Abate will leave the club in the summer of 2021.
‘He’s not for the manager’Gigi Abate in action against Inter Milan in 2011.
The 24-year-old has been linked with an impressive move to Manchester City, with the club’s hierarchy even reportedly demanding a €25 million fee for his services.
However, Abate has denied being linked with any major clubs, and is convinced he will be able to continue playing in Italy.
“I want to play in England.
I don’t want to go to England, I want to stay in Italy,” Abate said.
Abate is currently at Inter Milan, where he is the club captain.