This is why Samper left Barcelona

first_imgThe Spanish 24-year-old midfielder has joined former teammate Andres Iniesta at Japanese club Vissel Kobe.Sergi Samper’s career at Spanish La Liga club Barcelona was not an illustrious one.He debuted with the B team in 2013, playing during three years where he appeared in 103 matches.He got his first chance at first-team football in the 2014-2015 Copa del Rey, playing three matches there.But his progress with the Blaugrana was cut short with two loans: Granada and Las Palmas.Now, he has chosen to leave Barça and joined Japanese team Vissel Kobe where his former teammate Andres Iniesta is.“Yes, Andres has been key,” Samper admitted according to Spanish media outlet Marca.“He called me many times and told me Japan was a great place to develop.”“Gerard [Pique] was the one who gave me the news, and I’m very grateful for that,” he continued.“It wasn’t an easy decision, going to Japan at 24 wasn’t something I had thought about.”Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I’ve seen what is behind the project,” he explained.“I have seen that I can feel loved and valued again, I’m focused on the present.”“I haven’t had good luck, injuries have been a burden for me,” Samper said.“You never know what might have happened without them. I’m convinced things would have gone better for me, although you’re never sure.”Samper will now play together with Iniesta, Spain’s David Villa, and Germany’s Lukas Podolski.📷Photo ReportMarch 2nd, 20192019 MEIJI YASUDA J1 League 2nd Sec.VISSEL KOBE vs. SAGAN TOSUhttps://t.co/EMClbOy5KD#vissel #visselkobe #神戸vs鳥栖 #WeAreKobe #一致団結 #Jleague pic.twitter.com/wpVefwmFjS— ヴィッセル神戸 (@vissel_kobe) March 3, 2019last_img

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