The 24-year-old completed a dream move to Barca on Monday after signing for the Catalan heavyweights alongside Xemi of Cornella and Mosies Delgado of Sevilla, with the trio all destined for the club’s second side, Barcelona B.
However, for Guardiola, the move would last only a matter of hours, as Barca were forced to rescind his contract after a series of offensive tweets posted by the midfielder emerged on social media.
In one such tweet—posted in 2013 and shared by Goal—Guardiola wrote: “HALA MADRID puta [f**k] Cataluna”, clearly a sentiment unlikely to endear him to the Nou Camp faithful.
Barcelona, commenting on the transfer and the decision to release Guardiola immediately, had the following to say in a statement [also via Goal].
“FC Barcelona have decided to rescind the contract signed by the player Sergi Guardiola this afternoon, who was due to join Barca B,” the statement began.
“It emerged that he has published offensive tweets about both Barcelona and Catalonia.”
Barcelona will be hoping for more success during the coming month once the transfer window opens.
The reigning European champions are in the hunt for a new attacker, with Nolito, Denis Suarez and Jonathan Soriano all tipped for a move to Luis Enrique’s side via Mundo Deportivo.
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