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Girona president denies Stuani & Barca talks

Cristhian Stuani
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Delfi Geli insists speculation linking Girona’s star frontman Cristhian Stuani with a surprise transfer to local rivals Barcelona has no basis

The 32-year-old has enjoyed a prolific campaign in front of goal for Girona this season with 12 goals in 17 games making him La Liga’s third highest scorer.

Due to this, reports from multiple Spanish news outlets claimed that Barcelona are preparing to trigger Stuani’s €15m release fee at Girona in light of losing forwards Paco Alcacer and Munir El Haddadi.

But the Girona president Geli expects to see Stuani remain at the Estadi Montilivi beyond this month’s transfer window.

“There is nothing to say about this,” Geli told Cadena Ser.

“Stuani is our players, he is very happy here and we are very happy to have him here, there are no other updates.

“This story does not have a basis in fact, I cannot say anything else.”

Stuani scored Girona’s second goal on Wednesday night in their 3-3 Copa del Rey draw at Atletico Madrid to progress to quarter-finals on away goal difference.