Srna rules out Barca move

Full-back Darijo Srna has signed a new contract at Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donestk and ruled out a future move to Barcelona.

The 35-year-old had been linked with a move to the Camp Nou and the Eastern European side confirmed in January that Barca – who are seeking to sign a right full-back – had registered an interest in the Croatian.

"I am very happy," Srna explained.

"I want to finish my career at Shakhtar. And when the president told me that he offered me a new contract, I only thanked him in response.

"I agreed to any terms. You probably know about the story with Barcelona, however, as I said, my heart is here. I'm happy at Shakhtar. After a 14-year spell with them, you do not consider yourself a part of the club — you become a member of the family.

"And at such a difficult time, it's hard just to give up everything. Therefore, I made my decision very quickly. When I talked to the president, I told him that I was glad to sign a new contract, and I am glad that he believes in the team and me.

“Therefore, I feel a great responsibility to the president, the club and the fans. I am going to give my all to the fullest."

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