Girona marksman Cristhian Stuani has confirmed long held speculation that Barcelona were indeed interested in acquiring his services in January.
Barcelona were keen to find a backup striker for Luis Suarez during the winter transfer window.
The Catalans had a long list of potential budget forwards and ended up signing Kevin-Prince Boateng on loan from Sassuolo.
One of those on their radar was said to be Stuani of neighbours Girona and, while the striker remained quiet at the time, now admits it was indeed the case.
“Yes, there was interest from Barcelona,” he stated.
“It is an honour that a team as big as Barcelona thought about me but I am also happy with renewing with Girona,” Stuani told RAC 1.
The former Middlesbrough man extended his deal earlier this month until 2022, and he spoke about his belief in his current side.
“I would not leave on a free in the event of being relegated.
“I am convinced that we will stay up but, I insist, I will not leave on a free if Girona go down,” he affirmed.
“We have total confidence in the manager. He is doing a great job at Girona.”