Barcelona Football Club, often simply known as Barça, has left an indelible mark on the world of football. Founded in 1899, this Catalan club has not only conquered the footballing world with its mesmerizing style of play but has also become a symbol of Catalonia’s identity. This article delves into the various facets of Barcelona’s legacy, both on and off the pitch.
The Footballing Pinnacle: Tiki-Taka and Trophies
This is according to FCInterNews, a Spain-based outlet, which states that there is only one Nerazzurri primary player that the club is after and they may still have some involvement even if a deal cannot be finalized. However, a few other names also came up in the discussion from the Porto club and Kessie. Sport claims that the president of the Catalonia giants along with their director also traveled to Portugal earlier this week. There, a meeting was also arranged between the directors of the Italian club to watch the Nerazzurri play in the Champions League.
According to the Spanish publication, Kessie’s name was brought up in transfer talks which were reported to have happened between the two directors. The coveted midfielder, who is 26 years old, is still a desirable target for many clubs in Italy. Even though injuries in the Blaugranas’ midfield have given Kessie extra time for match fitness as well as game time, there is still a possibility of the player leaving the club to look for better opportunities. Continue reading
Barcelona is on a triumphant streak as they have won their way into the semi-finals of Copa de Rey. Gavi is now being considered for the first team. He would be wearing the No 6 shirt as Memphis Depay is departing from the team. A contract was signed with Gavi earlier on but it was assumed that he would have to wait till the campaign ends. Then only would he be signed on the senior team? Cope now reports that Barca is looking to sign him on earlier. They are simply awaiting a green light from the La Liga team.
Barca does have some room to wiggle since Memphis Depay is departing for Atletico. It is unlikely that a replacement for him will arrive soon. Hence, renewals need to be focused on now. Gavi in that list is a priority. There are other players as well. For instance, Barca is also waiting to sign up for Ronaldo Araujo would also play in the first team. Other players include Alejandro Balde. The Catalans are keen to sign a new agreement with him. However, they are awaiting a status report on their finances. It might be that Alejandro is signed on only in the summer of this year. Continue reading
With January 2023 transfer window still open, most of the news is that of possible transfers and re-assignments. For instance, Barcelona has been interested in taking up Bernardo Silva, a 28-year-old creative midfielder. He was currently being chased by Paris Saint-Germain, the Ligue 1 champions. However, the latest news is that Paris Saint-Germain is not considering signing him up this season. Hence, Barcelona is free to chase this player.
With Paris Saint-Germain opening up the field for Barcelona, they would want to sign him when the transfer window opens up in the summer. Bernardo is considered one of the most creative midfield players of the Premier League since he arrived in 2107 from AS Monaco. However, till now Pep Guardiola has not opted for him. The Portuguese international player is known for delivering results, especially when teams are in tight spots. Till now he has assisted in 56 goals for Manchester City. He has also scored as many as 50 goals. Now that Silva is open to moving, Paris Saint-Germain or Barcelona seem to be his possible options. Continue reading
The last summer window had been difficult for Frenkie de Jong, the Barcelona midfielder to endure. He has been constantly in the limelight as the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United tried taking him from Spotify Camp Nou.
On the other hand, Barcelona was trying to sell the angry superstar due to their financial problems, which was one of the reasons for selling him. To get the Dutchman to leave or agree to a salary reduction, his contract details had been leaked to the media and he had also been treated with legal action. Continue reading
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Thomas Tuchel has emerged on Barcelona’s radar. The Catalan giants view the 49-year-old German manager as a potential replacement for Xavi Hernandez, with the current Barcelona boss under tremendous pressure following recent results. Barcelona seemed to be moving in the right direction in the first eight months under the tutelage of Xavi Hernandez. The 42-year-old had overseen some promising results, including a big win over Real Madrid last season. And while Barcelona failed to win the UEFA Europa League, Xavi had Joan Laporta’s backing.
Barcelona also started the 2022/23 campaign strongly, climbing to the top of La Liga after letting in only one goal in the first eight games. And while the Catalan giants were struggling in the UEFA Champions League, there was hope of success this term. But the defeat in El Clasico has added pressure on Xavi. Continue reading
Barcelona have been handed an injury blow during the ongoing international break after new signing Jules Kounde suffered an injury during this season’s UEFA Nations League clash between France and Austria on Thursday night. The Barcelona defender had to leave the field around the midway point of the first half due to the injury and he was replaced by Arsenal defender William Saliba. In his post-match press conference, France manager Didier Deschamps informed journalists that Kounde suffered a muscle injury in the first half and he had to leave the home game against the Austrians as a result.
Frenchman Kounde is one of the new faces at Barcelona following his move from fellow Spanish La Liga side Sevilla. Barcelona saw off the competition from Premier League side Chelsea to sign him. Continue reading
Spanish La Liga giants Barcelonaare eyeing a fourth straight win in all competitions ahead of their home game against Czech side Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.
Barcelona didn’t start the season well after they were forced to a goalless draw at home toRayo Vallecano on the opening weekend as far as this season’s La Liga campaign is concerned. Barcelona dominated possession, but they were unable to turn it into victory in addition to the fact that they ended the game with ten men after club skipper Sergio Busquets received his marching order in stoppage time. Continue reading
Two-time European champions Chelsea are plotting a move for Barcelona striker Pierre-EmerickAubameyang this summer. This is according to the various reports in the media. Chelsea want to sign a new striker between now and the rest of this summer’s transfer window. The search for a new striker has been narrowed down to Aubameyang. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel worked with the Barcelona player for some years at Borussia Dortmund in the German top flight and they enjoyed a very good relationship. To this effect, Tuchel is keen to reunite with Aubameyang at Stamford Bridge.
Popular transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has confirmed the interest of Chelsea in Aubameyang. In addition to Romano, several renowned journalists have revealed the Blues’ interest in the former Arsenal striker. It has been reported in the media that Barcelona will hold out for €30m for the 33-year-old African star whom manager Xavi Hernandez is reluctant to let him leave the Nou Camp. Chelsea are not prepared to pay as much as that for the attacker as reported in the media as well. Continue reading
A recent report from 90 Min has offered a fresh update on Newcastle United’s quest to find a new attacker this summer. The Premier League outfit have been severely disappointed with their pursuit of top targets such as Hugo Ekitike, which has forced them to find other options in the market. Clubs and agents across Europe are trying to take advantage of Newcastle’s desperation by offering them the opportunity to sign fringe players. In one such case, the Magpies have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona star Memphis Depay.
The Dutchman was roped in as a free agent by Barcelona last summer, with many seeing him as the leader of the club’s new-generation attacker – one without Lionel Messi. The attacker did not disappoint either, starting the season well before his progress slowed down due to an unfortunate injury. Continue reading