Keita rules out Barcelona exit

Karim Farouk, Thursday 7 Apr 2011

Malian midfielder Seydou Keita has played down speculations claiming that he could leave Barcelona next summer

Seydou Keita

The 31-year old international midfielder has been reported feeling unsettled at the Catalan giants after losing his place among coach Pep Guardiola’s starting XI.

"I have a contract here until 2014. I am playing with and training alongside some of the best players in the world,” he was quoted as saying on

Keita has started only 11 games this season, out of 28 League appearances. He has been linked with a return to France where he started his career playing for Marseille.

"At all big teams you cannot expect to play every week. I still want to play for this club, a club I believe is the best in the world."

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