Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/8/14
Barcelona youngster Cristian Tello has revealed he rejected advances from Liverpool this summer instead opting to fight for his place at the Nou Camp. The highly-rated 22-year-old has progressed through the youth ranks at the Catalan club and despite featuring 29 times under Tito Vilanova last term remains behind the likes of Ibrahim Afellay Pedro Rodriguez and Alexis Sanchez as well as new signing Neymar in the Barca pecking order. And Tello has now revealed Liverpool were keen admirers during the summer transfer window but he snubbed their advances in order to earn his place at the Nou Camp. ‘I always wanted to stay here’ he said. ‘The coach has confidence in me I’m happy and ready to play. ‘I knew that Liverpool were interested in me but I never thought about leaving.’
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