Davids wants permanent Barca move
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
One of Edgar Davids's agents admits the Juventus midfielder is desperate to clinch a move to Barcelona.
The energetic Dutch international is keen to link up again with Frank Rijkaard at Camp Nou, and the Barca coach has revealed he wants to bring at least one new face to Catalunya during the transfer window.
"Edgar feels good at Juve and he would have liked to continue playing there until the end of his contract," stated Robert Geerlings.
"But, unluckily, he hasn't got so much space there and Barcelona, for him, is a really good option.
"He likes them - they are one of the most important European teams. There is Rijkaard, who he knows very well, in addition to many other national team players.
"Barcelona need a midfielder with his mentality and especially because they can offer him the possibility to play.
"This is really what Davids wants in the six months that will lead up to the European Championship."
Davids wants a longer deal than the six months being proposed by Barca, and this could be a stumbling block.
"I know the clubs are talking," added Geerlings in Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I spoke with Juve's management last week and they told me this thing. I'm waiting for them to call me.
"They don't want Edgar will to go to an Italian club, they prefer he goes abroad.
"Davids wants a longer contract than a loan because Barca represent a very good solution.
"I don't exactly know their financial situation, but surely Edgar doesn't want to go for a short time.
"We are interested in a definite situation."