In what will come as more unwanted news for Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona, star striker Sergio Agüero has been ruled out of the start of the season after picking up a serious ankle injury that will see him miss as many as ten weeks of action. It’s the latest update coming from the Camp Nou even though it is not strong enough to eclipse the fact that Lionel Messi has officially left the club and signed for French Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain. Messi’s departure from Barcelona was reported last week and since then there were talks that he could be moving to France to sign for Paris Saint-Germain. However, they are no longer rumors as it is now official.
It’s not the way Barca would have wanted their summer to go as they will now have to start the new season without Messi as their player (for the first time in 21 years) while also not being able to use the services of Agüero. The Argentina international striker joined Barca after leaving Manchester City as a free agent this summer but he will have to wait for another couple of weeks before making his La Liga debut for the Catalan giants. Continue reading “AGÜERO SIDELINED FOR TEN WEEKS AS A RESULT OF INJURY”
Barcelona striker Rey Manaj is attracting interest from the Italian Serie A after he bagged a treble in a recently friendly match. The 24-year-old Albania striker scored three goals in the second half to lead the Catalan giants to a thumping victory over Nastic.
Manaj is not in the immediate plans of Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman ahead of the new season, but he’s attracting interest from elsewhere. MundoDeportivo journalist Ferran Martinez stated that Italian Serie A team Sassuolo are one of many clubs watching how his situation unfolds at the Nou Camp on the back of his impressive outing against Nastic in the friendly game played earlier this month. Continue reading “BARCELONA STRIKER ATTRACTING SERIE A INTEREST”
Barcelona are currently in a huge mess and have been trying to come out of their current financial situation by lining up a couple of players that they want to offload this summer. There are a couple of players in the squad that have been reported to be earning huge figures at the Camp Nou and that has had a huge toll on the club’s wage structure, causing them to overpay wages to players in recent years. Club captain Lionel Messi had to agree to a 50% salary slash to accept a new five-year contract extension at the club and it is also a result of the club’s current financial problem.
Barca are already looking to get rid of Antoine Griezmann and have been trying to hasten the process following the signing of Sergio Agüero and Memphis Depay this summer. However, after offering the France international star to clubs in England including Chelsea and Manchester City, the Catalan giants have still not yet found a way to sell Griezmann. There is a possible way to let go of the Frenchman though, as reports have claimed that Barca are in talks with fellow La Liga club Atletico Madrid for a swap deal that would see Griezmann return to the Metropolitano stadium while Saul Niguez would move the other way.
In what appears to be a huge piece of news for Barcelona, attacker Ansu Fati will reportedly mark his return from injury by returning to the Camp Nou and will train with the team ahead of the pre-season preparations later this month. Fati has been quite unlucky with injuries in the last couple of months and has had to undergo several surgeries as he has continued to look fr a permanent solution to the niggling injury problems that have constantly posed a threat to his young career. However, with the latest reports claiming that he will be returning to the pitch to train with his fellow Barcelona teammates, it’s a huge boost to Barcelona and the player’s confidence.
Fati will now be hoping that he can stay injury-free so he can start the 2021-22 Spanish La Liga season with Barcelona as he will look to try and help the club win more titles next season. Although he has been out injured, Fati has been having interviews about the current ongoing at the club and his future at the Camp Nou as well. In one of his recent sessions, the Spain international youngster revealed that he is currently working hard to make a strong comeback from his injury problems and also looks to become a key member of the team. Continue reading “FATI SET TO RETURN FOR PRE-SEASON TRAINING WITH BARCELONA”
Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona have once again proved that they are taking transfer businesses seriously after completing another major summer transfer deal. According to Fabrizio Romano, a trusted football transfer expert, the Spanish giants have finally wrapped up the Memphis Depay deal and the Netherlands international attacker has already finalized the deal with the club. Depay left French Ligue 1 side, Lyon, last season by mutual consent after insisting that he would not sign a new deal with the club with the idea of sealing a big move to a top club in Europe.
Since that piece of news broke out, a lot of clubs across Europe created a queue in accordance to how interested they were in signing the former Manchester United man and Barcelona were the ones who topped the list. Barca already started negotiations with the attacker before the end of the previous campaign as they struggled to find a common ground with the player based on personal terms and salary. Continue reading “BARCELONA COMPLETE ANOTHER MAJOR SUMMER SIGNING”
It seems like there is a large number of players that are expected to be heading for the exit door at the Camp Nou this summer, according to various sources. Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has reportedly grown frustrated with some of the players in his squad and will reportedly trim the team’s number as he wants to continue to build his team capable of challenging for major titles next season.
A lot of Barcelona players have been criticized for their lack of zeal and desire to play for the club in recent times and it looks as though they will finally be losing their spot in the team. There could be as many as 14 players that will be leaving Barca this summer, with the majority of those stars either nearing the latter years of their career or not showing enough quality to represent the Catalan giants. Continue reading “BARCELONA PLANNING MAJOR SQUAD OVERHAUL THIS SUMMER”
Brazilian superstar Neymar is no longer expected to return to his former club, Barcelona, according to various reports. Neymar signed for the Catalan giants some years ago from Brazilian club FC Santos after making a name for himself as a tricky and talented player. After joining the Spanish La Liga giants, he went on to become a great star and announced himself on the biggest stage. He formed a deadly partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at the club and scored a couple of goals as well.
However, he became unsettled at Barca and handed in a transfer request some years later to join French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain. One of the major reasons that he reportedly left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain is because he wanted to move out of Messi’s shadow and try to realize his dream of winning the Ballon d’Or as well. Continue reading “NEYMAR NOT EXPECTED TO MAKE BARCELONA RETURN”
The race to sign Ajax wonderkid Ryan Gravernberch has continued to hot up as Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona have reportedly joined a long queue of clubs who want to snap up the young star this summer. Sometime last month it was reported that English Premier League clubs Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City were all interested in signing him, but the competition is hotting up with Barca now joining the list.
Italian Serie A giants Juventus and AS Roma have also been touted with an interest in the starlet and he could face a dilemma on where he will be playing his football next season if the list of clubs keeps growing this long and this fast. Continue reading “BARCELONA JOIN RACE TO SIGN GRAVENBERCH”
Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona are expected to have a very busy summer transfer window as they look to add some fresh legs and new faces to the squad in a bid to compete for major trophies next season. The Catalan giants need a couple of additions to the squad and one of the areas where manager Ronald Koeman wants to strengthen is the attacking department. Koeman has reportedly told the club’s new president Laporta that he wants Erling Haaland as his first signing this summer and he has gotten the green light for the transfer discussions to start as soon as possible.
It will take nothing less of a miracle for Barcelona to progress to the next round of the UEFA Champions League given the current scoreline that separates the two teams. French giants Paris Saint-Germain welcome the Catalan heavyweights to the Parc des Princes in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 encounter, with the French club already 4-1 up after dealing with Barca at the Camp Nou.
For Barcelona, Gerard Piqué, Ansu Fati, Ronald Araujo, Philippe Coutinho, and Sergi Roberto are all out of the clash. While for Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar has been ruled out with an injury, with Juan Bernat and Moise Kean the other players who will be absent. The match will be played in France, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, and the time for the fixture is 21:00. Continue reading “PSG vs Barcelona – Team News, Match Preview And Predictions”