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Ibrahim Afellay was declared a nonessential member of La Blaugrana. Barca made this comment to Afellay's agent in an article published in Goal.
Ibrahim Afellay signed with FC Barcelona amidst the high hopes that he could help in midfield. While Afellay was able to perform within the last months of the 2010-2011 La Liga season, he was out for most of the 2011-2012 season.
The reason was a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee, according to FOX News. Afellay was out during most of the 2011-2012 La Liga season and UEFA Champions League.
During the time that Afellay was recovering, Christian Tello assisted Lionel Messi in scoring goals in the historic UEFA Champions League match between FC Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen. Tello was the center of attention after that event.
Afellay eventually returned to FC Barcelona at the end of the 2011-2012 La Liga season. Unfortunatley, nothing was the same with the recent changes within La Blaugrana.
Vittorio Campanile of Goal reported that Inter Milan or Arsenal may be interested in Afellay. The prediction for this summer will be that Inter Milan will sign Afellay.