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Barça's request to Bartra before he left for Borussia Dortmund

The club tried to keep a link with the player to get him back but he refused it

Barça's request to Bartra before he left for Borussia Dortmund
Barça's request to Bartra before he left for Borussia Dortmund

The club tried to keep a link with the player to get him back but he refused it

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In the press conference of Denis Suárez, Barça's sporting director, Robert Fernández, talked about the exit of a footballer that was formed in Barça and who decided to pack his bags because of the lack of game time. It is Marc Bartra, who will start a new journey at Borussia Dortmund after they paid the 8 million euro buyout clause he had for not playing a minimum amount of games.

Robert regretted the player's exit and recognised they were still counting on him. For that motive, the club talked with the player to tray and keep a link with him to be able to bring him back later. "We asked the player to seal a deal with Borussia to have a buy-back transfer option in the 3 next years, but it wasn't possible. He surely has his reasons", said Fernández.

He also added: "We didn't have absolute control, there was a clause and our hands were tied. Barça didn't want Bartra to leave." This means the Blaugranas won't have an option to get the 25 year-old defender back but they are confident that in the future, he can come back to Camp Nou to display all his talent.