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Sporting Lisbon attacker Jeffren sad to leave Barcelona

Sporting Lisbon signing Jeffren Suarez admits he's disappointed having to leave Barcelona.

The winger has joined Sporting in search of regular first team football.

"I am sad because I did not want the leave the club I love, but I also have a huge excitement about this new challenge at Sporting, and who knows, maybe someday I can return to Barcelona," Jeffren told Cadena Cope.

"[Coach Pep Guardiola] told me I would not have much playing time, so I thought, together with my family, I'd join another club, where I could play more.

"I appreciate the coach's sincerity. He gave me the opportunity to play for the best team in the world."

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