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End Of The Road For Deco With Barcelona

K ShakranSenior Analyst IMay 16, 2008

Portuguese midfielder Deco has announced during a press conference on Thursday that he won’t be at Barcelona next season.

The 30-year old player has been under-fire recently at the Camp Nou and was booed by the fans during the Mallorca game.

Deco, who is under contract until 2010, has been given the green light by the Barca directors to look for another club.

"I will go to an English or an Italian club. But not Spain because the only club at the same level as Barcelona is Real Madrid and I will never go to Real," the Portuguese international said.

Barcelona completed their second season with no silverware and the bosses are planning to reshuffle the squad.

Coach Frank Rijkaard has been replaced by Josep Guardiola while players like Ronaldinho, Edmilson, Deco Lilian Thuram and Gianluca Zambrotta have been tipped to be heading for the exit door.

Barcelona have been linked with half a dozen players like Rafael Van der Vaart, Diego, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard.

Could Deco head for England towards Chelsea or even Arsenal? Very likely. However, Deco's style of play is definitely more suitable for the English Premier league than the Italian Serie A.

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