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Dos Santos: I don't want to leave Barca

June 5, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Barcelona midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos is determined to stay and fight for his place at Camp Nou despite failing to impose himself on the first-team.

Dos Santos, 21, is a product of Barca's renowned La Masia academy but has struggled to get the sort of opportunities afforded to fellow graduates Pedro, Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi.

The Mexico international has been heavily linked with a move elsewhere in La Liga, but he is determined not to follow his brother Giovani - who left Barca for Spurs in 2008 - out of Camp Nou.

"I play at the best team in the world and have a contract for one more year. It is very difficult to break into the first team, but the club rate me and I do not want to leave Barcelona," Dos Santos told Sport.

Dos Santos has played regularly for Barcelona B but has featured just four times for Pep Guardiola's senior side in the 2010-11 campaign, having made his debut for the Blaugranas the previous season.