Barcelona and Croatia international midfielder Ivan Rakitic will have to wait and see if he will be offered a new contract next season. The Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has made it clear that the Croatian midfielder will have to wait for next season if he wants to get a new contract.
He said that the club will have to assess its financial capacity before making an offer to Ivan Rakitic. He said that Barcelona has the highest wage bill in Spanish football and that this is not sustainable in the future. Continue Reading “Rakitic waits on new contract”
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has defended his decision to not use Lionel Messi in the penultimate game of the campaign. Barcelona’s unbeaten tag came to a conclusion after the 5-4 defeat against an unlikely opponent in the form of Levante. Even though Barcelona came up with four goals going forward, they were unable to keep out a brilliant Levante outfit, who had a 4-1 lead at one point in the game. Philippe Coutinho’s hat-trick was responsible for getting Barcelona out of a tricky situation but it was not sufficient to prevent a first defeat of the campaign for the Catalan outfit.
Valverde defended his decision not to utilise Messi in the match. He said: “I feel very angry but I have to look forward because what makes me angry isn’t going to give me solutions. Continue Reading “Valverde Defends Resting Messi”
The latest rumours emanating from the web suggests Arsene Wenger has one less team to worry about among the mercenary-seeking group of top clubs, with French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint German said to have ended their season long pursuit of Arsenal want-away Alexis Sanchez.
Obviously one of the many ripple effects to follow the world record signing of Neymar, the Parisians have expectedly let go of a couple of targets once the Brazilian agreed to put pen to paper. Sanchez, Mbappe and few others were the top transfer targets marked by Les Bleus et Rogues but nailing down someone like Neymar, their top priority was always going to mean they would let go of plan Bs and even Cs. Continue Reading “PSG LET GO OF SANCHEZ PURSUIT”
A few days ago on October 25, Barcelona suffered a rather surprising 1-0 defeat against Espanyol and the aftermath that rose with this result has seen Luis Enrique receiving heavy criticism mostly due to his selection decisions as none of Barcelona’s truly influential players were given playing time in this match and they ultimately succumbed to defeat.
When the match reached it’s end, Luis Enrique was questioned about his decision to drop his high profile and star players such as: Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. Continue Reading “Enrique is happy despite losing”
Former Rangers player Scott Nisbet has urged the Rangers coach to keep ties with their Scottish roots by signing local players. He agrees that Rangers need to strengthen during the summer, but he believes that Mark Warburton should also give chances to Scottish players.
Mark Warburton is keen to improve Rangers during the summer, and he has already made a couple of stunning signings. Indeed, he has successfully convinced Joey Barton to sign for Rangers amidst interest from a couple of Premier League clubs. Among other players that have already signed for Rangers, we have Jordan Rossiter, Matt Crooks, and John Windass. Continue Reading “Nisbet: Keep Rangers Scottish”
There is news that Victor Valdes might join Manchester City in the summer. The player who played under Pep Guardiola while he was the Barcelona manager will love to be reunited with his former manager. Guardiola, who will be taking charge of Manchester City next season, is interested in bringing Valdes to the club in order to bring some competition to Joe Hart.
The goalkeeper who is currently available on a free-transfer after being released by Standard Liege will be glad to return to the Premier League after enduring a poor spell at Manchester United. Indeed, the Spain international has had a miserable career with Manchester United where he only managed to make two appearances in the first-team. Continue Reading “Victor Valdes joing Pep at City”