Friday April 21 2017
Tello: 'I want to stay at Fiorentina'

Cristian Tello reveals he 'wants to stay at Fiorentina' but admits 'it's not up to me'.

The winger is on loan from Barcelona but there is an option for the Viola to buy him permanently should they decide to do so.

"It's been a difficult season but at the end of the day there are 18 points to play for and we want a great  end to the campaign," Tello revealed to Tuttosport.

"I needed a new experience after Barcelona. However after winning the European Under 21 championships the national team remains a goal but I have to play well and consistently.

"Bernardeschi? He is presented with many opportunities, but he is already at a great club.

"My future? I'd be happy to stay, but it’s not up to me. Whatever happens I will always be grateful to Fiorentina, they made me feel at home.

"51 appearances and six goals? I’m never really satisfied, I can grow more. But I'm glad to be playing feel and appreciated.

"If I were a manager would I buy myself? Yes, I would. I'm ready to stay no matter who comes to the bench here.

"Fiorentina have everything to grow. Next year, I am sure that we will fight for a place in the Champions League."