Benfica signed Grimaldo from Barcelona in December 2015. The left-back moved for 1.5 million euros and has since been linked with numerous clubs across Europe.
Grimaldo will play at Camp Nou this week when Barcelona take on Benfica in the Champions League. The guard talked to Mundo Deportivo when he was asked about the possibility of a return to the Catalan club.
“Barcelona has always been my home and I will not close the door,” he said. “I won’t deny it, I will always carry my heart with me. I grew up there and it’s one of the dreams I’ve had since I was a kid.”
Commenting on this week’s game, Grimaldo said:
“Yeah right. It’s been my illusion since I entered La Masia although I’ll do it with another team now.”
However, the left-back has confirmed that he will not celebrate the goal against his former team as he is proud of his time in the Premier League. La Masia.
“I live in La Masía, I grew up there, I was educated there, I learned some values in life,” he said. “I’m very proud of my time at La Masia. I won’t celebrate goals.”
Alex Grimaldo backs Xavi to ‘change everything’ in Barcelona
Xavi will start his first Champions League game this week and Grimaldo has backed the new manager to turn things around at Barcelona.
“I think the arrival of Xavi can change everything, he can give back the confidence that maybe they lost a little bit,” he said. “Xavi will energize the team. In addition, he will contribute the same opinions as a coach that he had as a player. Barcelona will develop a lot during the year. “
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Xavi had a triumphant start to his career at Barcelona with a 1–0 win over Espanyol in the Catalan derby. The Spanish side can claim a spot in the next round of the Champions League this week with a win.
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