Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has refuelled speculation about his future by confessing Barcelona “are the best team in the world”.
Laporte was forced to deny claims he would reject an offer from Barca if one were on the table last week, and he admits he will “wait patiently” for any developments on his future, with La Blaugrana and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly interested.
“For now, I’m at Athletic and focused on the season at hand,” the centre-back told Football365.
“Barca are the best team in the world, but for now there is nothing concrete and no-one has spoken to me directly. I wait patiently.
“The Barca rumour transpires in every transfer window. The latest rumours even talked of interest from PSG.
“Newspapers like to insist, but it’s nothing really. As for possible contact with Barca, you have to ask my club because I’m under contract.
“Athletic have never mentioned any interest from Barca to me.”