Barcelona star Carles Puyol puts a “false” label on reports linking him to AC Milan
Barcelona veteran Carles Puyol has put a “false” label on reports suggesting he will move to AC Milan this summer. The center-back was reportedly interested in moving to AC Milan at the end of the season.
Carles Puyol, who is well known for supporting AC Milan even though he is one of the leading players for Barcelona, claims he is nowhere near to making a switch.
The news of Carles Puyol’s departure from Barcelona was into light by a Spanish TV show “La Porteria”. The TV show announced that the 35-year-old defender had decided to leave Barcelona for AC Milan.
The report came as a shock to many football analysts since Carles Puyol inked a new contract in January this year. Moreover, the new contract is set to expire in June 2016.
Carles Puyol, who went under the knife for his nagging knee injury, is currently in recovery. Upon learning about the falsified rumors, Carles Puyol took to his Twitter account to calm down the whole situation.
Carles Puyol confirmed that he wasn’t going to shift allegiances and all reports suggesting he was about to jump ship were “false”.
“All the information that is coming out is false,” Carles Puyol said. “I am just focused on recovering well and being at my best for next season.”
The rumor of Carles Puyol moving out of Barcelona spread out life wildfire because the Spaniard admitted in February that he was a Barcelona fan.
“My second team is Milan,” Carles Puyol said before meeting the Rossoneri in the Champions League. “I always want them to win, except when they play against us. I have never hidden that I would have liked to play here, but now I am getting old. I know for sure I will retire at Barca. But I will always be a Milan fan.”
Carles Puyol, who has won five La Liga titles, three Champions Leagues and two Copa del Reys in 14 years of service with Barcelona will celebrate his sixth league title with Blaugrana later this month.