11 January 2012
[Barça B] Jonathan Soriano winks at Benfica
In a statement released by the Luso sports newspaper "O Jogo" Soriano admitted that considered the option of calling at the "Eagles" as a "good solution" to continue his career.
"For now the direction of Barcelona has not contacted me to renew. Guardiola also has given me no indication in this direction, so I will not go to the first team. I'm ready to go play in another club," emphasized the forward, 26 years old.
Soriano, who was the top scorer of his team last year with 32 goals, said the squad speaks regularly with Barça and now a regular starter at Benfica, Nolito on how Benfica.
"He will inform all. But it is still early and nothing is set. There are several interested clubs, including Benfica," he said.
In his view, the "eagles" are "a great club with a lot of quality players and anyone would like to go there to play."
Asked if he is considered compatible with Óscar Cardozo, who occupies the front position at Benfica, Soriano said that "would form a good pair" with the Paraguay international and could adapt his game to the characteristics of his strike partner.
The interest of the Portuguese team, currently leading the First Division Lusa, the Barça squad is back this summer and has intensified since then because the player could change next season club at no cost. (via Marca.com)