Brazil's Luiz Gustavo admits it is always nice to be linked with Barcelona
Brazil’s Luiz Gustavo has discussed rumours that Barcelona are interested in his signature, despite only joining his current club VfL Wolfsburg in the summer.
Gustavo signed for the Bundesliga side in the last transfer window from FIFA Club World Cup winners Bayern Munich in favour of a move to England with Arsenal.
Gustavo decided to stay in Germany because he thought it would boost his chances of making the World Cup squad.
However he coyly told Globo Esporte about his much talked about buyout clause.
“It’s always good to have your name linked to Barcelona. This is the third time there has been interest from them.
“I have a long contract which includes a buyout fee, and if anyone wants to pay that, they can sign me.”
Back in November German magazine Kicker stated that Gustavo had a clause in his contract that allows him to move after the World Cup if his buyout price is met.
The 26-year-old has impressed though since joining Die Wölfe, making 14 Bundesliga appearances and helping his new team to 5th in the table before the winter break.
The Brazil international will hope to continue his good form in Germany before embarking on a successful World Cup with his country.
Although after that it seems his future could lie away from Wolfsburg.