Gabri stays with Barca
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barcelona star Gabri has decided to stay at Camp Nou despite interest from West Ham.Barcelona star Gabri has decided to stay at Camp Nou despite attracting interest from West Ham.
West Ham were thought to be closing in on a deal for the versatile performer after reportedly holding talks with the player earlier this week.
Gabri had raised doubt over his long-term future by revealing he may quit Barcelona in search of regular first team football.
The 26-year-old's current contract expires at the end of the season and he is now set to decide his future in the summer.
"After much consideration, my final decision is to remain at Barca," said Gabri.
"There have been some offers, but in the end, having spoken to my family, I have decided to stay. My mind is now only at Barcelona.
"I am aware that it will be difficult to have minutes [playing] but I have to fight until the end."
Gabri is thought to be weighing up his options with Italian trio Juventus, Internazionale and Fiorentina all believed to be lining up moves for him when he becomes a free agent.