​Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto has waved away speculation that he could leave the club, revealing that manager Luis Enrique spoke to him about his role for the upcoming season.


The talented La Masia product has been in and around the first team for the past three seasons, making 14 appearances last season but with Xavi's departure, Roberto could be given a more significant role.

"I had a chat with the coach and he said I am part of his plans. He told me that with Xavi gone I'll get to see more first-team football this year," Roberto said ​according to Marca.


The 23-year-old is aware, however, that his versatility could see him played in any number of positions.


"I think that my versatility benefits me. I'd never played at full-back, but to be honest, I don't mind it at all. 


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"All I really want is to play and help the team, whether that is as a central midfielder, a holding midfielder of a full-back."


Roberto is wary of his position in the first team and said that he would analyze his options at the end of the season.


"Once the season is over, I'll take stock of how much I've played and see what's best for me", he concluded.

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