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13 Sep

Gideon Mensah: FC Barcelona wanted to sign me this summer

The talented left-back has shrugged off reports that his switch to the Spanish La Liga giants this summer was hoax after Kickgh.com exclusively broke the story.

Ghana youth defender Gideon Mensah has confirmed that he was approached by FC Barcelona during the summer transfer window.
 
According to the 21-year-old, the Catalan based club failed to make an official bid to his parent club Red Bull Salzburg after holding talks with him earlier.
 
'Yes it was true but the only thing that will keep people doubting was they never came to Red Bull to make a proposal but I had a call from one guy [agent] that they are working on this for me and that it was true and they had to make a board meeting,’’ Mensah said in an interview with FMIG TV
 
"The next day I saw news on the Internet. One guy sent it to me from Ghana I and opened it and I read Gideon might go the Barcelona B and trained with the first and I called this agent and asked ‘‘Did you tell anybody about this move?. He was like No and then he called and said the story was also circulating in the Spanish press because there was one scout from Barcelona who published the news out already.
 
''The only hitch was that they (Barcelona) didn’t come to Red Bull.''
 
He is currently on a loan at Belgian club Zulte Waregem from Red Bull Salzburg.
 
His contract with Austrian Bundesliga club Red Bull Salzburg until summer 2024.
 
Mensah is a key player in the Ghana U23 team that have qualified for the third edition of the CAF U23 Cup of Nations which will be held in Egypt in November this year.
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