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Ezequiel Barco comments on transfer rumors, has Premier League ambitions

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Ezequiel Barco’s name has been a hot topic of discussion this past week when reports linked him to transfer interest from some huge clubs in Portugal, England and Spain. The Atlanta United Designated Player sat down with FOX Sports Argentina on Friday to briefly discuss those rumors.

In regards to any offers, Barco said that everything is being handled by his agent and that they have to sit down and talk in the near future. He didn’t say specifically if any concrete offers have come in yet.

“Offers? It is managed by my agent. He told me something, but we haven’t met yet,” Barco said. “The idea is study some offers and analyze them.”

The hosts on FOX Sports Radio Argentina asked him which league he would prefer to go to in the future. He responded by saying he’d like to play in the Premier League (which professional soccer player wouldn’t if they had the chance?) and that his former teammate Miguel Almiron has informed him how difficult of a league it is.

“I’d like go to the Premier League, it’s a hard league. Miguel Almirón told me it’s hard.”

It remains to be seen if Atlanta United will be tempted by offers in January when the transfer window opens around the world. Rumors are one thing, but actual offers are another.

Do you think the time is right for Barco to move to Europe or should he stay another season?

Quotes in this article were translated for DSS by Facundo Santarossa, a journalist for Diario Olé. They have been edited for clarity.