Sergi Roberto
Sergi Roberto says he's glad he snubbed Premier League interest to stay at Barcelona. (Reuters)

Barcelona youngster Sergi Roberto has revealed he is glad he snubbed interest from the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham to stay and fight for his place at the Camp Nou.

Roberto only featured in the league for the Catalan giants eight times before the turn of the year this season and the 21 year old was believed to be considering a move elsewhere.

United and Tottenham both reportedly showed interest while Liverpool were also monitoring the situation but Roberto says he made the right choice in staying at Barcelona, having featured twice for the side this month.

"It was hard to get into the rotations to begin with, but now I'm very happy," he told Marca. "I need to keep working hard and make the most of it."

"At no time did I ever consider leaving Barcelona. That was the right decision."

Barcelona are known for producing youngsters with the potential to achieve great things but with a side full of World Cup-winning superstars it has been difficult for Tata Martino to give his up and coming starlets regular chances in the starting XI.

Tottenham and United had been hoping to take advantage of this but with Barcelona offering a serious challenge for trophies across the board and a chance to play alongside some of Spain's best Roberto doesn't appear to have been swayed by the uphill battle for game time as yet.

The 21 year old midfielder has spent almost his entire career at Barcelona, having moved from Segunda Division B side Nastic to their youth side in 2006 before working his way into the senior side in 2011.

The Spain Under 21 international has been touted for big things for both club and country and despite his assurances that he's happy where he is Tottenham and United will no doubt continue to monitor the situation.