Could Deco be heading for the Barcelona exit door?

FC Barcelona seem to be in shambles. Ronaldinho is already one foot out of the door and it appears that their star Portuguese midfielder Deco too could be following suit. The 30-year has been plagued with injuries and mediocre form so far this season and is often in and out of Frank Rijkaard’s starting XI. Now Deco has come out of the blocks and warned his employers at Barcelona that another trophyless season and he could be well be heading for the exit door.

This is what the Brazilian born Portuguese international told in an interview to the News Of the World tabloid and that has been taken up by Sky Sports:

If we don’t win anything this year I will be off. Playing for Barcelona is a dream that I have realised. This is my fourth season and has been a fantastic period in my career but if things don’t go well I will be leaving. The English league is somewhere I’d like to play. You can compare Manchester United to Barcelona.

Earlier in the season, a Catalan newspaper circulated the news that Deco had fallen out with manager Rijkaard after the Dutchman asked the player to improve his performance. Deco has already confessed his admiration for the English Premier League and in the middle of last season, the Daily Mail reported that he was seeking a move to one of the top four in the Premiership.

Although Barca wouldn’t be hit too hard by the departure of Deco at the end of the season since they do possess considerable quality and talent on the bench to compensate for his loss, the disgruntlement exhibited by Deco doesn’t at all augur well for the Catalan giants for the rest of the season. This only demonstrates that the Barca dressing room is divided and with them a massive 7 points behind archrivals Real Madrid in second, the season could just get worse both on the pitch and off it.

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