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The young attacker is very happy with life in Catalunya, and is pleased to see Spain international Jordi Alba arrive at Camp Nou following an impressive Euro 2012 campaign

Cristian Tello has asserted that he has no intention of leaving Barcelona any time soon as he hopes to stay at the club for the long haul.

The 20-year-old has been linked with a loan move to Atletico Madrid, but the striker is keen to stay put rather than try his luck elsewhere.

"Exit rumours? I have a contract with Barca and I hope to stay here for many more years. There's no place like Barcelona," the attacker was quoted as saying by EFE.

Tello then gave his seal of approval to new signing Jordi Alba, who earned a transfer after a successful Euro 2012 with Spain, but did admit that the China-bound Seydou Keita will be missed at Camp Nou.

"Jordi Alba's an excellent player. He did great at the Euros and we await him with open arms," he added.

"Keita was an important player for us both on and off the pitch, and also in maintaining the [positive] atmosphere within the group. I wish him well, we will miss him."

The Malian midfielder left Barcelona for Dalian Aerbin on Sunday.

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