Xavi does not expect busy January window at Barcelona

 

Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez does not expect a huge deal of activity in the transfer market for the Catalan outfit. The squad has kept the manager completely satisfied according to the latest press conference. Barcelona spent a huge sum of money during the summer transfer window. Despite the financial difficulties at the club, it was surprising the money spent by the Catalan outfit in bringing players like Robert Lewandowski and Christensen to the club in the summer. Apart from bringing players on a free transfer, Barcelona were also able to financial muscle for signing players like Jules Kounde by being extravagant transfer fees.

As a result of the substantial strengthening that the club did in the summer transfer window,Xavi has been able to keep the club on the boil when it comes to the La Liga title race. The team has been top of the table with a slender advantage over Real Madrid on goal difference. It is in the defensive were Barcelona have been able to make a sizeable impression by just conceding six goals in the 15 league matches. Continue reading “Xavi does not expect busy January window at Barcelona”

Barcelona Eyes Two New Talents for Upcoming Year

Barcelona eyes two Girona players in the upcoming transfer window. These are Arnau Martinez and Aleix Garcia. The latter is a midfielder, 25 years of age while Arnau is a defender whose skills are already popular, though he is only 19 years of age. Garcia is up for transfer since he has been playing for Girona since 2020 summer. Among his achievements are his performances for Manchester City. He was a central midfielder for them between the period of 2015 to 2020. Though he only made nine appearances for the senior side, he has been able to make an impression during this time.


He assisted a total of three times across 14 games, with Michel as his manager. On the other hand, Martinez was his teammate who came from the young players at Barcelona. This 19-year-old player is one of the finest among Spain’s right-backs. He would be a good solution for the right flank of the Barcelona team. In the current season Xavi Hernandez, manager of Barcelona, had to make do with Jules Kounde in that position where Jules is a center-back. Continue reading “Barcelona Eyes Two New Talents for Upcoming Year”

JOURNALIST CONFIRMS INTENSIVE TALKS ON AUBAMEYANG

Renowned English journalist David Ornstein has confirmed that intensive talks between Premier League side Chelsea and Barcelona continue for Gabonese star Pierre-EmerickAubameyang. The former Arsenal striker is the subject of a strong interest from Chelsea who are looking to bolster their attack before the end of the Premier League transfer window on Thursday. Ornstein gave an update on Aubameyang via his official Twitter account on Wednesday morning. The Athletic journalist also said a loan move to Chelsea is also a possibility for Aubameyang.

Aubameyang, 33, has spent just six months at Barcelona following his transfer to the club as a free agent in January after his contract with the Gunners was terminated. The African star scored 11 goals for Barcelona in all competitions during the second half of last season as he helped the Catalan giants recover from an average start to finish second on the final La Liga table. Continue reading “JOURNALIST CONFIRMS INTENSIVE TALKS ON AUBAMEYANG”

              BARCELONA PLOT SWAP DEAL TO SIGN THOMAS MEUNIER FROM DORTMUND

According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, Barcelona might look to use a new ploy to sign Thomas Meunier from Borussia Dortmund in the ongoing transfer window. The Catalan giants are ready to offer out-of-favour 21-year-old defender Sergino Dest to the Bundesliga club to land the Belgian full-back.

Thomas Meunier has had his ups and downs throughout his long professional career, wherein he has represented Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund. And while the 30-year-old has not been an undisputed first-choice full-back for either club, he has still featured fairly regularly for the Bundesliga giants since arriving at the Signal Iduna Park from PSG two years ago. Continue reading ”              BARCELONA PLOT SWAP DEAL TO SIGN THOMAS MEUNIER FROM DORTMUND”

              BARCELONA PLOT SWAP DEAL TO SIGN THOMAS MEUNIER FROM DORTMUND

According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, Barcelona might look to use a new ploy to sign Thomas Meunier from Borussia Dortmund in the ongoing transfer window. The Catalan giants are ready to offer out-of-favour 21-year-old defender Sergino Dest to the Bundesliga club to land the Belgian full-back.

Thomas Meunier has had his ups and downs throughout his long professional career, wherein he has represented Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund. And while the 30-year-old has not been an undisputed first-choice full-back for either club, he has still featured fairly regularly for the Bundesliga giants since arriving at the Signal Iduna Park from PSG two years ago. Continue reading ”              BARCELONA PLOT SWAP DEAL TO SIGN THOMAS MEUNIER FROM DORTMUND”

            BARCELONA HAVE REPORTEDLY MADE ENQUIRY ABOUT SIGNING VANDERSON

According to SPORT, Barcelona have set their sights on a potential move for AS Monaco right-back Vanderson and have lodged an enquiry with the Ligue 1 outfit about a transfer this summer. Vanderson came through the ranks at Brazilian club Gremio and made close to 60 first-team appearances before signing for Monaco in January earlier this year. Since arriving in Europe, the 21-year-old has featured 26 times for the Principality club, bagging two goals and three assists.

Vanderson has stood out for his attacking intent from the full-back position, pace and strong physique. And his performances have prompted Deco, who operates as a scout for Barcelona, to point the club in the direction of the 21-year-old, as they look for reinforcements in the right-back slot. Barcelona have failed to address their right-back problems since Dani Alves’ first exit from the club in 2016. Continue reading ”            BARCELONA HAVE REPORTEDLY MADE ENQUIRY ABOUT SIGNING VANDERSON”

BARCA FAIL TO WIN PRE-SEASON GAME

Spanish La Liga Barcelonafailed to win a pre-season game for the first time this summer after they were pegged back twice in a 2-2 draw with Italian Serie A side Juventus. Barcelona had a perfect pre-season record before the game against the Italians, but they could not continue the record after it ended in a score draw.

Frenchman Ousmane Dembele has been in good form during pre-season and he was responsible for the first goal of the game in the colours of Barcelona. The ex-Borussia Dortmund star scored a stunning goal on 34 minutes for the openeroff the assist from American international SerginoDestbefore it was cancelledout by Italian striker Moise Kean five minutes later.Almost immediately, Barcelona regained the lead with the outstanding Dembele having received a pass from Club skipper Sergio Busquets. Around a minute separated the Juventus equaliser and the second Barcelona goal from Dembele. The second Dembele goal gave Barcelona a 2-1 advantage at the end of the first 45 minutes. Continue reading “BARCA FAIL TO WIN PRE-SEASON GAME”

BARCELONA CLAIM EL CLASICO SPOILS

Barcelona have delivered a significant blow to El Clasico rivals Real Madrid ahead of the new season after they claimed victory in a pre-season friendly duel played in the United States of America this weekend. The two El Clasico teams met in Wisconsin and it was Barcelona who took the spoils at the end of the game via a 1-0 win.


Barcelona have been the talk of the transfer market this summer after they sign some quality attacking players despite their well documented financial struggles. The Catalan giants have signed quality players such as Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski this summer. Continue reading “BARCELONA CLAIM EL CLASICO SPOILS”

BARCELONA INCHING CLOSER TO KOUNDE AGREEMENT

Frenchman Jules Kounde has emerged as a transfer target for Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona this summer and they are in a two-way battle to sign him alongside Chelsea. The 23-year-old defender is seen as a priority target by Chelsea. He would be a like-for-like replacement for German star Antonio Rudiger at Chelsea if they can beat Barcelona to his signing. Rudiger is no longer a Chelsea player after he agreed a free transfer deal with Real Madrid putting pen to paper on a four-year deal in the process.


Chelsea are long-term admirers of Kounde dating back to last summer. They would have signed the French international player from Spanish team Sevilla if they were able to agree a few for him. Their chase for the player is now more complicated than what it is last summer with the entrance of Barcelona into the race for the player. Media outlet Onze TV3 has reported that Barcelona are getting closer and closer to meeting the demands from Sevilla for their prized asset.
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                NEWCASTLE RIVAL BARCELONA FOR ALEJANDRO GRIMALDO SIGNING

Newcastle United are reportedly set to rival Barcelona in the race to sign former La Masia prospect, Alejandro Grimaldo, from SL Benfica. According to Italian journalist Rudy Galetti, Barcelona are set to face competition from cash-rich Premier League outfit Newcastle United in the race to sign Alejandro Grimaldo from SL Benfica this summer. Grimaldo came through the ranks at Barcelona’s La Masia academy and made close to 100 appearances for the club’s B team. However, with no clear pathway to the senior side, the 26-year-old left-back decided to leave for Benfica in 2016, where he has thrived.


Grimaldo has been a consistent performer year in and year out for Benfica since his arrival. He has made 249 appearances for the Portuguese giants, registering a return of 19 goals and 50 assists. The Spaniard enjoyed a positive 2021/22 campaign in which he was directly involved in 15 goals in 48 appearances across all competitions. Grimaldo’s current contract with Benfica expires next year, and the 26-year-old has decided not to sign an extension, leading to speculations over his future. Given that they could lose him for nothing in 2023, the Portuguese club could be open to selling the left-back this summer itself, alerting several clubs, including Barcelona and Newcastle United. Continue reading ”                NEWCASTLE RIVAL BARCELONA FOR ALEJANDRO GRIMALDO SIGNING”