The player was really determined to leave Barcelona
The desire of Adriano Correia has changed completely along this summer. The player meditated so much over the holidays and had decided to leave the club. He wasn't happy with his role during the season of the treble, the first with Luis Enrique on the bench, and he wanted more minutes. So he started the preseason convinced he would change his "workplace". He had an offer from Roma, a three-year contract and the hope to be an important player.
During the American tour, however, he exchanged some words with Luis Enrique, and he explained the reasons why he had decided to go to the capital of Italy. According to the newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the coach told him how much he appreciated his work in FC Barcelona: "With you, I don't have a player: I have four." After this praise, the Brazilian committed (if not leaving) to make his best in these four positions: right/left-back, midfielder or center-back.
So with these words, it's not strange that the new technical secretary, Robert Fernández, said that he though Adriano would stay. "I think we will announce good news soon," he said.