Guzman reveals Barca move 'dream'

Newell's Old Boys goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman has revealed that it would be "a dream" for him to sign for Spanish champions Barcelona.

Guzman, who played under newly appointed Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino during his spell with Newell's between 2012 and 2013, has been mooted as a potential replacement for Victor Valdes. 

The 27-year-old established himself as a regular under Martino - who guided Newell's to their sixth Argentine Primera Division title and the semi-finals of the 2013 Copa Libertadores - making 45 appearances for the Rosario club in 2012-13.

Guzman admits he would be delighted to move to Camp Nou, but insists that he is committed to Newell's as they aim to retain their domestic crown.

"Obviously, it would be a dream, it is clear that I have that illusion," he told 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."

Although Guzman is in no rush to reunite with Martino, he was quick to praise the manager who gave him his chance in the first team at Estadio Marcelo Bielsa. 

"He is a very special technician," Guzman added. 

"I have learned a lot from him and his assistants.

"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."