Guzman dreams of Barcelona move

The Argentine goalkeeper has set his sights on a move to the Catalan giants and has nothing but praise for Gerardo Martino, with whom he worked at Newell's Old Boys
Newell's Old Boys goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman admits it would be a dream come true if he were to be reunited with Gerardo Martino at Barcelona.

The Catalans have been linked with a number of goalkeepers in recent months as they prepare for life after Victor Valdes, who will leave Barca at the end of the 2013-14 season when his contract expires, and Guzman is keen to make the move to Camp Nou.

"Obviously, it would be a dream to join Barcelona. It is clear that I have that illusion," he told El Mundo Deportivo.

"To be part of a team like Barca would be very nice, a dream. 

"Now my challenge is to sustain what I have been doing at Newell's. After achieving a championship, the most difficult thing is to maintain that level personally and in the team."

Guzman then moved to lavish praise on Martino, hailing his personal and coaching attributes.

"He is a very special technician. I have learned a lot from him and his assistants," the 27-year-old added.

"He is a great person, which is perhaps more important than the kind of coach he is. He greatly impressed me and also managed a championship."

Guzman worked with Martino from 2012 until the latter's departure to Barcelona this summer.