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Tello pledges future to Barca

July 9, 2012
By ESPN staff

Barcelona youngster Cristian Tello has insisted his long-term future remains at the Camp Nou, despite rumours linking him with a move away this summer.

Cristian Tello of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal
GettyImagesCristian Tello scored seven times in his debut season at first-team level

Tello, 20, enjoyed a fine debut season for Barcelona, scoring seven times in 22 appearances and earning himself a place in Spain's Olympic squad for this summer's tournament.

The young forward had been linked with a £7 million move to Liverpool earlier in the summer, but has categorically stated that he intends to stay with the Blaugrana this summer.

"I still have a deal with Barca and I intend to spend many more years at this club," Tello said.

"I am convinced that this is the right place for me and that I wouldn't be happy at another club."