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I will get regular football at Sporting Lisbon - Barcelona's Jeffren explains transfer destination

Barcelona winger Jeffren has explained that he will leave the club for Sporting Lisbon because the chances of getting regular football are a lot higher at the Portuguese side.

The Catalans revealed on Monday on their official website that the 23-year-old had left the club's pre-season tour in the USA to negotiate a deal with Sporting and the transfer could be completed shortly.

"I am very excited to be moving to Sporting and will give everything for the club. Sporting are a great side where I will have the chance to get regular first team action," Jeffren was quoted as saying by A Bola.

"Additionally, I will continue to play for trophies as Sporting always fight for trophies."

Jeffren is expected to sign a five-year deal with the Lisbon giants and will be the club's 14th signing of the summer transfer window if he passes his medical.