He recently revealed that he actually found out that he was not in the club’s plans from the media reports.
According to him, he was not pleased with the fact that he learned of his exit along with the rest of the world, rather than being personally informed by someone at the club.
He added that it was very sad that Koeman even called him to say he was not in his plans when he was already aware of the situation ten days before.
His words, “What they did hurt me and my family a lot,”
“Their form and manners were not correct.
“The moment they told me [I wasn’t in their plans], I confirmed what I saw in the press, what other people told me. No one from the club had told me anything until the coach’s call.
“Koeman called me to tell me that I was not in his plans when I had already known what was going to happen 10 days before.
“I spent six years at Barcelona and I always said that the club needed a young forward. They never brought anyone who could compete with me. Forwards have streaks and moments. I deserved at least that before I found out from the press that they didn’t want me.
“I had a lot of uncertainty, because I had to go to train. I told Leo [Messi] that I knew what they were going to do to me. I was going to train happy, but I returned home sad.”