BARCA TO GET A NEW HITMAN

 

It is no longer news that Barca is in the market for a new striker. The sad decision by Sergio Aguero to retire as a result of a heart condition has left Barca scratching their heads. Luuk De Jong is currently the only senior striker that’s currently fit. Martin Braithwaite is currently recovering from surgery, and should still be out for a few weeks.

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Though players like teen sensation Fati and Netherlands international Depay can play that role, Barca does need a reliable striker. In fact, the position hasn’t been properly covered since Luis Suarez was forced to leave the club in 2020. So where does this leave Barca in their search for a new striker?
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DORTMUND SET SIGHTS ON BARCELONA STARTLET

German club Borussia Dortmund have set sights on Barcelona starlet NikaMarmol and they are keen on snapping him up. This is according to the latest reports from the stables of El Nacional. It was revealed that a lot of other teams are keen on Marmolwhose a Spanish u-20 international.

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Catalan giants Barcelona have seen the influx of young players from the B team and the youth ranks into their first team squad over the past few seasons. Ronald Araujo, AnsuFati and Oscar Migueza all had their first team breakthroughs over the last few years, while this season has played hosts to the likes of Nico Gonzalez, Alejandro Balde, Gavi, FerranJutgla and EzAbde making a name for themselves in the first team squad at the Nou Camp.
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BARCELONA FACE MADRID THREAT FOR GERMAN PRODIGY

The race to sign highly rated Red Bull Salzburg attacker Karim Adeyemi is becoming more exciting by the day with five-time European champions Barcelona and other big teams keen to sign the German prodigy.

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Barcelona are known admirers of the. 19-year-old German international and theyhave a new competitor for the player following the report from Catalan newspaper SPORT. It was revealed that Real Madrid are the new competitor in the race to sign Adeyemi.
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XAVI: 14 PLAYERS PRESENT FOR TRAINING

Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez is the man saddled with the responsibility of getting the club back to being one of the best teams in European football. He was unveiled as the new Barcelona manager on Monday afternoon after a long drawn saga with Qatari club AlSadd.Barcelona had to pay a compensation fee to secure the release of the ex-Spanish midfielder from his contract at Al Sadd.

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During his unveiling as the new Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez talked about the need to start taking training sessions. He also touched on his playing style and plan of action.
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ARSENAL, CITY KEEN ON SERGI ROBERTO

 Two Premier League teams are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto who’s said to become a free agent at the end of this season.

Sergi Roberto, 29, has less than a year remaining on his existing Barcelona contract and he has already talked up the chances of putting pen to paper on a new deal with the Catalan giants. Barcelona are yet to agree on a new contractwith the Spanish international despite the fact that his current deal ends next summer. Continue reading

LA LIGA: SUAREZ MAKES BARCELONA PROMISE

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Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez has promised not to celebrate if he scores against Barcelona when the two clubs meet at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium later this weekend. Suarez made the promise not to celebrate if he finds the back of the net in an interview with Catalan newspaper SPORT. According to him, he has a lot of admiration for Barcelona. The Atletico Madrid star was specifically asked if he would celebrate scoring against a Barcelona team under pressure after the 3-0 loss to Benfica in the Champions League in midweek.

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman is under pressure after Uruguayan national team striker Darwin Nunez found the backof the net twice to lead his team to a well deserved victory over the Catalan giants. Various media reports claimed that the Joan Laporta-led Barcelona board has decided to relieve Dutchman Koeman of his duties as the Barcelona boss though no official confirmation has been released and he’s expected to prepare the team for the away game with the holders in the Spanish La Liga this weekend. Continue reading

OSCAR GARCIA ON BARCELONA RADAR

Reims manager Oscar Garcia is the latest name linked with the managerial job at Barcelona if the Catalan giants decide to sack Ronald Koeman.

Dutchman Koeman is under pressure to keep his job after a series of poor results in addition to his frosty relationship with club president Joan Laporta. Barcelona supremo Laporta has made no secret of the fact that Koeman was not an appointment under his regime. Ex-Barcelona player Koeman was named the new Barcelona manager last summer by the immediate past board under the presidential reign of the embattled Josep Maria Bartomeu. Koeman was the man who replaced Quique Setien. Continue reading

BARCELONA START NEW SEASON WITH WIN

Five-time European champions Barcelona began the new Spanish La Liga season with a win following the six-goal thriller with Real Sociedad. The Ronald Koeman-led team beat the Basque outfit 4-2 at home to start the new campaign on a winning note.

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Barcelona have been the centre of attention for several days ahead of the new La Liga season following the exit of the great Lionel Messi who has been at the club throughout his professional career. The Catalan giants could not accommodate Messi and his salary on their wage bill due to the ongoing financial crisis at the club. French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) took full advantage of the financial situation at the Nou Camp by snapping up Messi on a free transfer with an annual salary worth €25m.
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MESSI FINALLY RETURNS TO BARCELONA AFTER SUMMER HOLIDAY

 

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has returned to the club after completing his holidays this summer. The star attacker is expected to join up with the rest of the Barca squad in their preparations as they continue their pre-season games ahead of the new La Liga season. Messi has been a center of so much speculation in recent times both on and off the pitch having already been linked with an exit from the Camp Nou. However, his return to the club is a huge relief to the fans who have always been urging him to not leave anytime soon.

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Although he is currently a free agent, Messi is expected to sign a new contract extension at the club, as confirmed by President Joan Laporta some weeks ago. There have been talks regarding him signing a new deal but there have also been a few problems encountered as well. Messi’s recently-expired contract is a hefty one and Barcelona were told that they would need to cut down players’ wages if they want to sign the Argentina international superstar under another deal.

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WHY BARCELONA CAN’T RE-SIGN MESSI NOW

 

Barcelona fans won’t forget the Josep Maria Bartomeupresidentialera at the club in a hurry mainly due to the several bad financial decisions made by him and his board members. A lot of the big European clubs, Barcelona inclusive, are no stranger to little financial issues but the financial situation at the Nou Camp spiralled out of control under the watchful eyes of the aforementioned Bartomeu as big monies in transfer fees and wages were spent on flops like Philippe Coutinho and OusmaneDembele.

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Bartomeu was the head of the basketball section at Barcelona during the first spell of Joan Laporta as president before he became the vice-president to SandroRosellbetween 2010 and 2014. He then became president after Rosell resigned due to the controversy over the transfer that took Brazilian superstar Neymar from Santos in his native Brazil to the Nou Camp. The Bartomeu presidential reign started well with Barcelona winning all the six trophies on offer under Luis Enrique in 2015 before things fell apart for him as the product of bad financial decisions and bad signings. His time as the Barcelona president promised much but delivered little eventually. Bartomeu and his board members resigned towards the end of last yearleaving the club in a pretty bad shape financially. New president Laporta has been forced to solve the bad financial situation at Barcelona at the start of his second spell as president.

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