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Barcelona failed with January swoop as Skrtel snubbed move

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Feb 12, 2019 12:27 PM 2+ mon ago

Barcelona failed with January swoop as defensive stalwart snubbed move

Barcelona reportedly tried to sign Fenerbahce defender Martin Skrtel in January, but saw their interest snubbed by the Slovakian international.

The 34-year-old has gained plenty of experience at the highest level following spells with Liverpool and Zenit, along with having 103 international caps to his name.

SEE MORE: Real Madrid launch EUR45m offer to beat Barcelona to signing of 21-year-old starlet

With the Catalan giants continuing to have concerns at the back, having conceded 23 goals in 23 La Liga games so far this season, signing a short-term solution was seemingly an option in the January transfer window.

However, as reported by AS, Skrtel's representatives have not only confirmed interest from Barca, but also that he rejected the opportunity to move to the Nou Camp with ...

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