Mathieu: Barcelona is a can’t miss opportunity
Valencia defender, Jeremy Mathieu admitted that he is flattered by the recent rumours linking him with a summer move to Barcelona.
In an interview with Barcelona-based sports radio station, RAC 1, Mathieu, who is out of contract with Los Che on 30th June 2014, would be delighted by a move to the Camp Nou as the Catalan’s look to bolster their back line.
“If Barcelona confirm their interest, then that is a very big opportunity that simply cannot be missed.”
Mathieu is coming off one of his best seasons, but due to the fact that Valencia missed out on the Champions League and the club’s desire to shed salaries to reach economic stability without the nearly €18 million received yearly from the European competition.
The towering 29-year-old Frenchman’s age and length of contract could see him as a cheap, yet servicable last ditch option if Barcelona are unable to land their first choice centre-back targets this summer.
By Tom Conn – Follow @TomConnISF