At least, that’s what he says he was told.
When Ousmane Dembélé went down injured, Barcelona were allowed to make an emergency signing of one Spanish league player. Ángel, who was having a good season with Geta, was strongly linked. The rumor was so hot that when he scored at Camp Nou, he chose not to celebrate.
In the end, however, Martin Braithwaite of Leganés was chosen, and it seems it was because Setién blocked the move for Ángel.