The French striker explains why he decided to join the Atletico Madrid side rather than the Barcelona side in the previous season.


Last season the Former Sevilla striker turned down the offer from the Barcelona squad and join the Atletico Madrid side as a reason he said he did not want to end like Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Last year for €30 million the Atletico Madrid side brought him from the Sevilla side.

In the year of 2009, the Ibrahimovic joined the Barcelona side from Inter Milan and he fell out of favour with the Catalan manager Pep Guardiola just after a season and he was worried about following the same path.

Gameiro said: “I had the choice between going to Barca or coming to Atletico,”

“But what am I going to do at Barca? There’s Neymar, [Lionel] Messi and [Luis] Suarez.

“There are players like that who want to play every match, who refuse to come off for even ten minutes at the end. That’s what happened with Ibra.”

After the Barcelona side fails to bucket the Sevilla striker they instead of him they brought the Valencia striker Pablo Alcacer in their squad.

The striker most of the time finds him on the Barcelona bench, till now he has scored seven goals for the Barcelona side in all competition.