Saturday, 18 April 2009

Marquez hopes to renew this year

Asked about the renewal of his contract that expires in 2010 (read more here), Barcelona central defender and Mexican international Rafael Márquez (30) has said in an interview with Catalan newspaper Avui that he hopes that a deal will be found this year:

"I want to stay at Barça as long as possible. I'm very happy at the club and the city and I hope that the renewal talks will be reopened when the club wants that. There's a time for everything, I'm not in a hurry at all.

I trust that what I've done until now will give me the chance to stay here longer. I'm happy with what I've done: very few foreign players have been at the club for that long. The best thing for everyone would be that I renew this year.

I've always had offers to leave, but my wish to stay has always been stronger. If I would have seen that someone here didn't agree with me staying or when I would have noticed that I don't have the necessary level anymore to play here, I would have left already, but I didn't feel that. I've always wanted to stay last summer but it's true that I had to recover my best level and the arrival of Guardiola has given me a lot more confidence."

Read more:
Barcelona wants to renew Marquez until 2012
Marquez: "Sometimes I get mad and lose control"
Barcelona plans at least four summer transfers


Inieeeeeesta said...

Off course they should renew him!

i think he's becoming into a real barça legend if he can stay and perform like he did the last years!

ViVaBARCA said...

barca needs to renew him he has been nothing but class for barca... he still has it and i believe he has another 2 good years left in him!

Aussie Barca Fan said...

I like Rafa. He is pretty consistent, very experienced and composed and brings allot to the team with his teamwork and hardwork. He deserves a renewal.

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