Bayern Munich Target Barcelona Veteran Eric Abidal

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Recently released Barcelona defender Eric Abidal has claimed that German giants Bayern Munich want to bring him to the club this summer, Sky Sports reports.

The move could see him reunited with his former manager Pep Guardiola who is set to take over at the Alianz Arena next month, and Abidal believes he is keen to bring him on board.

Guardiola is taking over from Jupp Heynckes on the back of a successful treble winning season and he is now looking to add his own stamp on the team as they prepare to do it all over again, and Abidal could be his next signing after the arrival of Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund.

The 33-year-old made his competitive return in April following a liver transplant, but wasn’t offered a new deal at the Catalan club.

“Guardiola knows my situation and he would be delighted to have me on his team,” he said.

“But the director and the chairman of Bayern have their words on the matter too.

“I would be pleased to join Bayern. I have a very good relationship with Franck Ribery. Bayern is among the best in Europe.

“Everything is possible. Do I have a preference? I don’t. But Bayern would be good.”

Although he has a preference for Bayern, he did admit that a move is far from being a foregone conclusion and confessed that he is open to other options that may be available to him.

“I don’t know where I’ll be playing next season yet.

“But the most important thing is to have options, such as Monaco. This is a move that would allow me to go full circle in my career.”


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