In an interview given to La Vanguardia, Barcelona’s sporting director, Deco, has downplayed discussions surrounding the future of Thiago Motta. The Bologna manager has been recently linked with the Barcelona hot-seat.
“Motta? I don’t follow Motta’s work very closely because he’s not at an Italian team that I usually watch. We’ve been keeping an eye on Marquez because he’s here. He’s a young manager who’s growing despite the difficulties,” Deco revealed to the Spanish daily. The sporting director’s comments have put a dampener on the speculations relating to Motta’s potential move to Barcelona.