Recently, Getafe forward Angel Rodríguez talked about his failure to join Barcelona during the winter window of the 19/20 season.
Angel said that Setien's obstruction caused his transfer failure.
Angel said: "Barca is interested in me. We talked very deeply. Chairman Angel Torres also told me that I can go to Barcelona to chase my dream. As the media said, I am one of Barcelona's very promising forwards. Barcelona signed. I only need 10 million. For such a rich club, 10 million is quite cheap. I was ready to initial a contract with Barcelona at that time, but in the end the contract failed. The person in charge of Barcelona asked I apologized and pointed out that it was the team coach Setien who firmly did not want me to join the team that caused the transfer failure."
"Of course I am a bit sad, because I have already stepped on that train with one foot, but finally did not become one of them. When I was young, Barcelona had been interested in me, but all aspects were not negotiated, so I did not make it. After many years have passed since I was seen by Barcelona again, you should be able to understand my feelings at the time. I am 33 years old, and that may be the last time in my life I have been so close to joining Barcelona."
"Of course, I understand Setien's choice. Braithwaite is also a very great player, and a few years younger than me, can play in Barcelona for many years. Braithwaite is outstanding, if Barcelona is willing to give him more By the chance, he will be able to make a difference, I can guarantee."
"Messi will always be the most shining star on the pitch. One of my dreams is to play with Messi, but now it seems that it may never be achieved. Well, since there is no way to play with Messi, then Try to defeat him as an opponent."