Prem clubs on alert as midfielder describes Barca as ‘hell’

Matt Stead

Barcelona midfielder and perennial Premier League target Andre Gomes has described life in Spain as “a bit of hell”.

Gomes joined Barcelona in summer 2016 after helping Portugal win the European Championships, but his time at the Nou Camp has not been successful.

The 24-year-old has failed to acclimatise since joining from Valencia, and has started just five games out of 35 in La Liga and the Champions League.

Manchester United have been linked with the midfielder, while Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool have all been credited with an interest in the past.

He has stoked the fires of speculation by admitting he is unhappy with life at Barca.

“Maybe it’s not the best word but (life at Barca) has become a bit of hell, because I started to feel the pressure,” Gomes told Panenka magazine.

“The feeling that I have during games is bad. Thinking too much hurts me, because I think about the bad things. Although my team mates support me a lot, things don’t go for me how they want them to go.

“On more than one occasion I have not wanted to leave the house. People look at you and I’m afraid to walk in the street out of shame.”


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