Marcus McGuane: Arsenal star recalls bad experience while on loan at Barcelona

Marcus McGuane: Arsenal star recalls bad experience while on loan at Barcelona

- Marcus McGuane was one of Arsenal's promising youngsters as he earned a loan deal to Barcelona

- Mcguane was the second Englishman after Gary Lineker to play for the Spanish giants

- But he struggled for game time at the Camp Nou and was loaned to Dutch second division side Telstar

Marcus McGuane was one of the few Arsenal players who had the luck to play for a bigger club when he was loaned to Barcelona.

After spending 12 years at the north London side, he earned a breakthrough to join La Liga giants.

McGuane became the first England player since 1989 to join Barcelona after legendary Tottenham striker Gary Lineker.

But things did not go down well with McGuane as he struggled for game time before Arsenal's academy manager Andries Jonker came to his rescue.

The Englishman ended his terrible spell at the Camp Nou to pitch his tent with a Dutch second division side Telstar.

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The 21-year-old got his groove back as he moved back to England to join Nottingham Forest.

Jonker told SunSport: “His brother called, 'We're in trouble. Can you help?' I said, 'If you can't find a solution, he can play for me.'

“Marcus said, ‘I’m not enjoying football anymore, I need to rediscover it. You can help me.' I told him this level is too low, he should play at the highest level in a real football country, he’s too good for this.

“But he decided he wanted to play for Telstar, come back to me and enjoy football again.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Diego Maradona once met with the notorious criminal Pablo Escobar in a party held in his luxurious prison painted all over with beautiful women.

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The prison La Catedral, was specially built for Escobar and it had a football pitch because of his love for the game.

Players of the Colombian national team usually play exhibition matches on the beautiful pitch and Escobar thought of paying Maradona a huge amount to come and entertain him.

The world's best player as at that time, Maradona, accepted the juicy offer having no idea of Escobar was until he left the following morning before knowing his identity.

Legit.ng also reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has made lots of enemies in the game and former Chievo goalkeeper Stefan Sorrentino recalls the Juventus striker refused to give him his shirt after a league match.

On January 21, 2019, Juve defeated Chievo in a league game by 3-0 but Ronaldo's name was not on the scoresheet which did not make him happy afterwards.

The 41-year-old goalkeeper had earlier met Ronaldo that he would love to have his shirt after the match but the reverse was the case.

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