Depor star in exit hint
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Depor's Jorge Andrade admits he would happily listen to offers from 'big' clubs.
Deportivo La Coruna defender Jorge Andrade has admitted he would jump at the chance of a move to Barcelona or Valencia should either club renew their interest in him.
The Portuguese international returned to competitive action on Wednesday night in Depor's Copa del Rey clash with Racing Santander following a six-month absence caused by a knee ligament injury.
Before he was laid low, Andrade was in arguably the form of his career and widely regarded as one of the best defenders in Spain, and also Europe.
His displays had attracted the interest of some of the continent's biggest hitters, with Barcelona and Valencia amongst the clubs to have approached Depor.
No deals were forthcoming at that time, but the 28-year-old concedes he would be delighted if the duo were to renew their interest now he is back in action.
"Who would not be receptive to offers from clubs like Barcelona or Valencia? I am not different from other players in that I will listen," he told O Jogo. "But it does not just depend on me."
However, Andrade insists his primary concern at present is to regain top form, adding: "At this moment I am more worried about returning to play and regaining the level I was at before."