Ezquerro ready to quit Barca
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Striker Santiago Ezquerro admits he will look to leave Barcelona in the summer.
Santiago Ezquerro, who was linked with Everton in the transfer window, admits he will look to leave Barcelona in the summer.
The Basque-born striker moved to Camp Nou in the summer of 2005 on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao, but has been little more than a bit-part player ever since.
The 30-year-old has made only five league starts in over 18 months for the Catalans and concedes he yearns for the chance to play regular first-team football.
It is thought he rejected Everton's overtures in January, but has now made it clear he could well be seeking pastures new come the summer.
"It's certain that I have not enjoyed many opportunities and much chance to establish myself which is what I want, so we will see what happens at the end of the season," he stated.
"Throughout my career I have been at teams where they want me to play and bring things to the team, so for that reason this situation is not easy to take.
"I have never lost my desire to play and from now until the end of the season, or however long I stay here, I will give everything. I believe my attitude cannot be questioned.
"Signing for Barcelona is something unforgettable that few footballers get to experience. What's more to be in the best team in the world at a time when they are winning things is something players dream about.
"But on a professional level everybody wants to feel like a player and I want to have more opportunities."