"He wanted to go and I didn't stand in his way," said the manager at Friday's press conference. "He had nine years here so it was the last opportunity he had to go somewhere and the last opportunity for us to do something with him.
"[Bringing him back] is not something I've considered at the moment. I had him on the phone on Monday night and he seemed quite happy. He's exposed at the moment in Barcelona because every time they have an opportunity to come back in the League they don't do it but overall I don't think he has done too bad."