It’s not a secret that Pep Guardiola will always be cherished by Barcelona supporters, as he led them to the most successful stint in club history and orchestrated arguably the greatest team in the history of this beautiful sport.
However, Guardiola surprisingly decided to leave Camp Nou several years ago to try his luck elsewhere, with quite successful tenures at Bayern Munchen and Manchester City.
Notably, Blaugrana fans are always trying to convince him to come back to his beloved club, especially with all the concerns regarding Ernesto Valverde’s coaching tactics and ability to lead them to a UEFA Champions League trophy.
So, when asked about the possibility of bringing Guardiola back home, Josep Maria Bartomeu put the ball on his court and washed his hands, claiming it doesn’t depend on him but that he’d be delighted to have him back:
“It doesn’t depend on me. It was Pep who decided to leave, but the door will always be open for him at Barca,” Bartomeu told La Reppublica.
The president played down any rumor by stating the club is fine right now, with Ernesto Valverde running the show until the end of the 2020-21 season, and also shut the door on any potential signing in the upcoming window:
“We don’t expect much movement (in January). We have a balanced team, we don’t need anything, but we can’t afford to lose anyone either,” he concluded.
Nonetheless, with all the rumors surrounding Barcelona’s interest in Lautaro Martinez, people think this transfer window will be a perfect opportunity to start their negotiations, with Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal reportedly wanting out of the team. Still, Bartomeu was very political when asked about it:
“That’s a trick question! The only thing I can say is that Inter are playing really well and he’s not the only one who’s impressed me. It’s no coincidence they’re top of Serie A,” he concluded.