Barca’s Adriano has had enough

Barca player Adriano has dug his heels in and after many months of negotiations of give and take, the ambidextrous Brazilian wingback has had enough.

Even though in his last two appearances at press conferences, Adriano has publically said that they are very close to renewing his contract, his future at the club remains elusive to say the least. The Brazilian’s current contract ends in June 2014, but has been in talks with the club to extend it for almost a year and they still have not reached an agreement.

Change of scenery
After his spectacular performance at the beginning of the season in the championship playing on both sides and as a central defender and scoring five goals in the league and one in the Copa del Rey, the Catalan club has tried to accelerate negotiations in order to avoid paying any premium as the player’s rate rises.

With a first proposal on the table from the club itself, it was the player and his agent who have preferred to wait. It was the time when there was constant talk from French giants Paris Saint Germain who happened to be very interested in signing Adriano for next season.
After months and much negotiation, it appears that the Catalan club is the one who is in no hurry to renew the Brazilian’s contract. Adriano’s continued injuries that have left him in no condition to help the team for much of the second part of the season have aroused doubts from the management as to whether renewing Adriano is a good idea or not.

Hence, although in substance the two parties are in agreement, there are still differences and neither are willing to budge.

Final meeting
Next week the two sides have agreed to meet again to hold a final meeting in Barcelona. Therefore, either the player or club cedes their position and Adriano’s contract is renewed for a further three seasons, or the player will propose that the club listen to offers for him to leave. Adriano has said many times that he’s very happy at the club and Barcelona and that his intention is to carry on under the orders of Tito Vilanova.

However, Adriano considers that he has given in to many of Barca’s requests and he now he wants to see a gesture from the club regarding the versatility he brings to the squad.

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