"He's a player that has always considered coming here one day, and if he did it would make me very happy. I think Barça would be making a great signing. He would adapt very quickly because of his hunger and he would be a very good fit for the club. He also has his wife's family in Barcelona," said Gabri.
The Liverpool man is in his prime: "He's mature as a footballer. He's a player with character and personality. If he were to come to Barcelona he would have what it takes to deal with the pressure of playing for a club like Barça."
Gabri added: "We got to know each other at Ajax and became very good friends. We speak the same language and that helped him to adapt to the team and to life in Holland. Our wives also became friends and we have kept in touch."
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