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Depay ready to fight for Koeman at Barcelona
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Depay ready to fight for Koeman at Barcelona

Memphis Depay's arrival in Barcelona for a medical check-up before he joins his new teammates for preseason action was confirmed on Monday. The Netherlands international joined the Catalan outfit on a free transfer and will join the team on Tuesday where we could get to see him in action for them in the forthcoming preseason-friendly games. The move means that Depay will link up once again with Ronald Koeman and he insists that he is ready to fight for his new boss. “I was with Koeman in the national team, he gave me a lot of confidence and support even when I got injured,” he said. “He saw me fight to come back [from injury], now he has given me full support to come here, and I’m ready to fight for Koeman here, I’m very happy to be here in the best club.” READ: Toni Kroos i...
Laporta calls for patience with new Messi deal
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Laporta calls for patience with new Messi deal

Barcelona president Joan Laporta remains optimistic that recently crowned Copa America winner Lionel Messi will extend his contract with the club but added that patience is the key. It's no more news that Lionel Messi is a free agent after his Barcelona contract expired on June 30. Reports suggest that the Argentina international has agreed a new five-year deal with the Catalans whilst accepting a substantial pay cut. However, there has been no official confirmation of the deal yet. The club are facing significant financial challenges and this means that other players have to leave before Messi or any of the new signings can be registered ahead of the 2021/22 football season. Regardless, Laporta has disclosed that negotiations are progressing steadily and is confident that a posit...
Lionel Messi’s new Barcelona contract held up by La Liga FFP rules
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Lionel Messi’s new Barcelona contract held up by La Liga FFP rules

Barca president Joan Laporta has disclosed that Lionel Messi's signing of a new deal with the club is being held up by La Liga's financial fair play rules. Meanwhile, the Argentine became a free agent for the first time in his professional playing career after his contract with the club expired on Thursday. La Liga president Javier Tebas has also warned the club that they must make cutbacks if they want to be able to register any new Messi deal ahead of the 2021/22 season. "We want him to stay and Leo wants to stay, everything is on track," Laporta told Onda Cero on Thursday. "We still have the financial fair play [issue] to sort out... we're in the process of finding the best solution for all parties." It can be recalled that Barcelona had the biggest salary cap in Spain befor...
Barca’s Junior Firpo close to Leeds United move
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Barca’s Junior Firpo close to Leeds United move

Leeds United aim to do better in the Premier League next season and have started showing intent with their transfer dealings this summer. Junior Firpo is close to leaving Spanish giants Barcelona for Elland Road. According to Sport, the Premier League outfit have convinced Firpo to join them and a transfer that sees him move in that direction could be completed within the next 48 hours. The report further reveals that Barcelona are looking to make around €15 million in the transfer. Firpo was close and keen on a move to AC Milan but the Serie A giants offered a loan.  THE BEST FREE FOOTBALL STREAMING SITES IN 2021 The report seems concrete as ESPN claim that Leeds United are leading the race for the former Betis man and added that his also keen to join the Premier League club. ...
Club tell Frenchman he’s not in their plans for next season
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Club tell Frenchman he’s not in their plans for next season

It's no news that Barcelona's defense was at sixes and sevens last season and conceded 7 goals from direct defensive errors in their domestic campaign. In addition to that, five penalties were given away and this has raised concerns about the future of the defenders at the club and possible replacements. One of the players that will likely be affected by the cut in order to revamp the club's backline is Samuel Umtiti based on a report by Alfredo Martinez. The French defender has been told that he is not in the club's plans ahead of the 2021/22 season. Umtiti was formerly regarded as the next big thing with regards to quality center-backs in Europe some time ago. The Frenchman picked up a pressing injury but refused to undergo surgery as it would prevent him from participating in ...
Barca can trigger third year option for Memphis Depay
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Barca can trigger third year option for Memphis Depay

It appears that Memphis Depay may stay longer at Barcelona than earlier reported with regards to the duration of his contract at Camp Nou. Esport3 in a report carried by Diario Sport suggests that there is a clause in the initial two-year contract that would allow for a unilateral one-year extension. The report further adds that the Catalan giants can inform Depay before December 31 2022 that they want to extend his contract, and this would be six months before the end of the two-year deal in question. Apparently, Memphis Depay rejected better economic proposals to sign for Barcelona is excited about the possibility of playing under the management of Ronald Koeman, his fellow Dutchman. READ: Kylian Mbappe asks to leave Paris Saint-Germain They've previously worked together in ...
Aguero helping to convince Messi to extend Barca contract
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Aguero helping to convince Messi to extend Barca contract

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed that new signing Sergio Aguero is playing his part by helping to convince Lionel Messi to sign a new contract at Camp Nou. Messi's current contract will expire on June 30 and the Argentine is set to become a free agent if he refuses to renew with Barcelona. According to Laporta., the club are doing their best to make Messi commit his future to them and remain in La Liga after a season that was plagued with reports of his desire and threats to leave. "I would like Messi to tell us ‘yes’ as soon as possible. He would help us in every way," Laporta told La Vanguardia. READ: Dembele injured, to miss the rest of Euro 2020 for France He added that "Aguero is helping. He is telling him every day to stay" and "in communication with "[Mes...
Dembele injured, to miss the rest of Euro 2020 for France
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Dembele injured, to miss the rest of Euro 2020 for France

Ousmane Dembele will no longer play any part for France in the ongoing Euro 2020 after picking up an injury in the draw against Hungary on Saturday. It has also been confirmed that the Barcelona forward would not recover in time if his nation progresses deep into the knockout stages of the competition. France currently lead the group after the 1 all draw against Hungary ahead of the final round of group games on Wednesday when they face Portugal whilst Germany face Hungary. Dembele has already amassed 27 caps for France and underwent scans on Sunday at a hospital in Budapest to check the severity of the knee injury. After discussions between the medical staff of France and Barcelona, it was agreed that the player should be allowed to leave the French camp for further treatment. ...
Alba – Luis Suarez was a gift from Barca to Atletico Madrid
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Alba – Luis Suarez was a gift from Barca to Atletico Madrid

Ahead of the Euro 2020 competition, Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has spoken about the challenges that the Spanish national team camp is currently facing after Sergio Busquets tested positive for coronavirus. He also revealed his thoughts about Barca manager Ronald Koman and spoke about the just-concluded season. He made his thoughts known in a chat during the Cadena SER’s El Larguero program with anecdotes about Lionel Messi and his potential exit from Camp Nou.  The defender also spoke about the decision to allow Luis Suarez to join Atletico Madrid, one which was heavily regretted in the 2020/21 season as he helped fire the Rojiblancos to the title. Reports suggest that Luis Suarez was the subject of a funny transfer decision, as the former board of the club unceremoniously let ...
PSG Chief – All clubs have the right to talk about Lionel Messi
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PSG Chief – All clubs have the right to talk about Lionel Messi

In an interview with L’Equipe, Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi has revealed Barcelona's pursuit of Neymar as well his club's links with Lionel Messi who has been a central figure in one of the most talked-about transfer sagas in the history of the game. It can be recalled that the Argentine wizard was set to leave Barcelona at the end of the 2019/20 season after the infamous burofax incident. However, after a season of transition in 2020/21, Messi's love for the club seems to have been reignited. PSG were in pole position for the Argentine's signature when the exit rumors heightened after his contract ends on June 30. It was even reported that the Ligue 1 giants who ended up as runners-up in France for the 2020/21 season offered him a contract a few weeks ago. REA...