La Liga - Jeffren set for Sporting Lisbon

Mon, 01 Aug 22:17:00 2011

Barcelona have given forward Jeffren permission to quit their tour of the United States to negotiate a transfer to Sporting Lisbon.

La Liga - Jeffren set for Sporting

The Venezuelan-born Spanish youth international, 23, has struggled to find a regular place in the Barca first team.

"He came up from the youth ranks and he has helped us a lot," Barca coach Pep Guardiola told a news conference in Miami.

"At his age, three years without playing (regularly) isn't ideal. I wish him all the best."

Local media reported he was poised to move to the Portuguese club for around 5 million euros and that Barca would have a buy-back option.

Reuters

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