Barcelona duo Samuel Eto’o and Ronaldinho are reportedly frustrated by Josep Guardiola’s announcement that they aren’t included in his plans.
Marca revealed on Sunday that both players will seek explanations from President Joan Laporta and Guardiola before the pre-season training camp.
The Cameroon striker will hold a press conference when he’ll be back in Spain to explain his side of the story.
Eto’o had a strong relationship with Laporta, who fought hard to bring him to Camp Nou three years ago.
But the 27-year old striker expressed his anger following reports linking him with a move to AC Milan and Inter Milan, especially that neither he nor his agent have been included or updated about the negotiations.
Meanwhile, Ronaldinho is set to join the pre-season camp on July 14, despite being heavily linked with a move away from the Catalan giants.
He refused to comment on these speculations and told reporters, “I have a contract there until 2010.”
Reading the Barcelona papers throughout the year one of the sentiments of Eto'o is that he has a very abrasive personality and tends to alienate teammates as a result.
Talent wise though, Barcelona have always stated that Eto'o is one of the very best in the world.
After two years of trophyless seasons at Barca, they are simply looking for a change. Eto'o and 'Dinho being the two biggest transfer targets of other clubs, besides Messi, would be the easiest and most profitable to move.
Like Guardiola said in his press conference, "If Ronaldinho expresses to us that he wants to be here and strives to be the best again, then there isn't a coach in the world that wouldn't want him, including myself. But, that simply isn't the case and unfortunately and sadly the time has come for 'Dinho to move on."