Gideon Mensah confirms Barcelona interest
Ghana U23 defender Gideon Mensah reveals being skeptical about reports of Barcelona showing interest in him but says he was ever ready to play for the Spanish giants.
The youngster staged a swashbuckling outing against Real Madrid and Chelsea during the preseason in Austria.
Reports emerged shortly after his amazing outing against the giants that Barcelona were on his heels with Celtic and ST. Pauli all joining the train for his signature.
To Gideon, the news of Barcelona showing interest in him came out of the blue but he was ready to join the Blaugrana.
“I wasn’t so sure about the news. I was skeptical, honestly. Because when the news is coming, sometimes you see it coming but this was news that nobody saw coming,” Gideon confessed.
“My agent was working on a loan deal at St. Pauli and called to tell me that deal could not go through but Barcelona are looking for me.
“I was like how? But he told me I don’t need to understand now but later he will explain things to me.
“I was and I’m ever ready in this time of my career. I just needed to go there, take my time to settle and continue to do what I am doing best,” he added.
The deal however could not materialize and Gideon is now on loan at Belgian side Zulte-Waregem