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Sebastian Giovinco reveals Barcelona snub

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Italian forward Sebastian Giovinco says that he rejected interest from Barcelona before joining Toronto because he "would have been a ball boy" at Camp Nou.

Italian forward Sebastian Giovinco has revealed that he turned down interest from Barcelona before joining Toronto because he "would have been a ball boy" at Camp Nou.

Giovinco, 30, left Juventus for Toronto in 2015 and has scored 45 times in 72 appearances during a successful spell with the Canadian outfit.

The 23-time Italian international has claimed that Barcelona wanted to keep him in European football, but the presence of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez would have made it impossible to get a game.

"It's true that in the past there was interest from Barcelona but I would have been a ball boy there," Giovinco told reporters. "With the three stars they have in attack, I would not have played at all. I wasn't interested because I want to play.

"Neymar, Messi and Suarez could have played with one leg and still have an impact, so there was no sense in going there."

Giovinco, who played more than 130 times for Juventus between 2006 and 2015, managed 22 goals in 37 appearances for Toronto last season.

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La Liga Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid35248364214380
2Barcelona36247580364479
3Atletico MadridAtletico351615447262163
4Sevilla351712651341763
5Villarreal351761257451257
6Getafe351411104334953
7Real Sociedad35156145346751
8Valencia351311114551-650
9Granada35148134542350
10Athletic Bilbao351212113931848
11Osasuna361212124251-948
12Levante35127164249-743
13Real Betis351011144755-841
14Real Valladolid36815132940-1139
15EibarEibar3599173451-1736
16Celta Vigo36715143546-1136
17AlavesAlaves3598183253-2135
18Mallorca3595213759-2232
19Leganes35611182549-2429
20Espanyol3559212755-2824
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