Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos, said he hopes Barcelona will remain in La Liga amid Catalonia fight for independence.
Barca’s future in the Spanish top flight has become the subject of speculation as the region continues to push for autonomy.
Ramos hopes the Blaugrana can remain as part of the national league.
He told Marca: “It’s complicated. I find it hard to believe that the majority want independence and I prefer that Barcelona play in our league.
“On Sunday [against Girona] I felt just as much Spanish as anywhere else. I am more concerned as a Spaniard that our anthem has no lyrics than about the situation in Catalonia.
“I want our hymn to have lyrics because I feel the healthy envy of seeing other national teams looking up while singing their anthems.
“What I can say or do about it will not change anything. The image of Spain as a country worldwide hurts me as I am Spanish. I do not like this kind of thing to happen, I believe that together we are stronger.”