“I would never play for Barcelona” – Real Madrid midfielder Feda Valverde
Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde has revealed that, out of respect for his current employers, he’d never play for Barcelona. The Uruguayan joined Madrid back in 2016 from Penarol before he even turned 18 and his current deal at the Santiago Bernabeu is set to run until 2027.
“I try to work to the fullest every day,” he said. “I’ve improved a lot since I arrived at Madrid and I’ve matured, not only as a player but also as a person in many things that aren’t seen on the pitch; rest, meals, psychological work. There are many things that have helped me grow as a footballer.
“Real Madrid are special, life-changing. I’m a Penarol man, but ever since I got here I’ve known I was wearing the shirt of the best club in the world. It’s a lot of pressure and responsibility but I’ve enjoyed it. Out of respect for Real Madrid, and the values they’ve instilled in me, I wouldn’t play for Barcelona.”
Valverde, who’s already earned 37 caps for the Uruguayan national team, has so far played 134 games for Madrid.