Atletico Madrid are the latest club to declare an interest in Aleix Vidal as interest in the Barcelona full-back continues to mount, despite failing to earn a move away in January.
Vidal was expected to complete a loan move to Sevilla in the January transfer window, but the Andalusian club were unwilling to meet Barcelona's demands of
"At no moment did I think about leaving," Vidal told the Sport newspaper. "I’m fine here. There were lots of chances to go to various clubs, but I am here because the club made an effort to keep me."
The reasons why Aleix Vidal is staying at Barcelona are twofold. Firstly, Valverde asked the club to keep him onboard and secondly, the offers Barça recieved for him weren’t convincing #fcblive [sport]— Barcastuff (@barcastuff__) January 31, 2018
"I've had confidence since I arrived here," said the 28-year-old. "I give all I can day to day and if the coach is happy then great. You have to keep working, there's no alternative. Back yourself and don't listen to what the people say."
Barcelona lead Atletico by 11 points at the top of La Liga, and make the short trip to Espanyol on Sunday.