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Yaya Toure offers himself to help Barca out of current crisis
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Yaya Toure offers himself to help Barca out of current crisis

With the club passing through series of torrid times amidst inconsistencies on the pitch birthed by more than £1bn of financial debt, Club legend, Yaya Toure has offered himself to be of assistance to his former home in any capacity. Barcelona's crisis has been a major concern for fans and those who had the privilege of donning her colors in time past. The Blaugrana have been the opposite of who and what they were in years past due to their financial crisis and by extension, the departure of their greatest asset in history, Lionel Messi. The Catalonian highly valued and rated club side are 9th on the Spanish top-flight table – La Liga after three hard-fought wins out of their seven games so far. These conundrums have been feeding the gaffer at the helm to the wolves of criticism a...
Iniesta throws weight behind Xavi as replacement for Koeman
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Iniesta throws weight behind Xavi as replacement for Koeman

Former Spanish and Barcelona legendary footballer, Andreas Iniesta is rooting for his fellow Catalan icon, Xavi Hernandez, to become the next boss of their former club as the crisis at the club continues to linger. Iniesta who plies his trade for Japanese club Vissel Kobe had offered a blanket and defiant message in his press conference on Wednesday. Barcelona this season have been performing below their pedigree under Dutch gaffer Ronald Koeman who took the reins from Quique Setien in August 2020 and since then, the team have been blowing hot and cold. Koeman, from all indications, has been under intense scrutiny and immense pressure as a result of the club’s lackluster performances both in the league and in Europe. Their first 2021/22 UCL match against Bayern Munich was an ey...
Is Griezmann’s move to Atletico Madrid good or bad for Barcelona?
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Is Griezmann’s move to Atletico Madrid good or bad for Barcelona?

Antoine Griezmann has finalized his unexpected return to his former club Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan from Barcelona. The Catalonia-based club had to make that decision because of their current predicament. Expert opinion on this is Clear, letting Antoine go from a footballing point of view is bad but from a financial angle, it’s the best decision. Getting Griezmann's audacious wage off their books should be considered a smart decision. The question now is, are they going to survive the campaign with less capable legs? Antoine Griezmann departed from Atletico Madrid for Barcelona for a deal in the region of £103m two years ago. For obvious reasons, he didn’t live up to the billing and the highest level of performance Barcelona were envisaging from him. The former World Cu...
Uncertainty surrounding Sergio Agüero at Barcelona
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Uncertainty surrounding Sergio Agüero at Barcelona

After joining Barcelona to link up with his Argentine friend Lionel Messi, who ultimately left the club to join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, Sergio Agüero has quickly become disillusioned about his future with the Spanish giants. Just to compound the issue, the veteran striker has also suffered an injury setback ahead of the new LaLiga season. Agüero feels deceived by Barcelona When he moved to Barcelona earlier in the summer, leaving Manchester City following ten glittering years in the English Premier League, 33-year-old Agüero finally thought he had the opportunity to achieve one of his greatest professional ambitions. He would now be able to play alongside Messi in a club side, having already enjoyed similar experiences in the past with the Argentina national team. I...
Four Barca youngsters that have impressed Koeman in preseason
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Four Barca youngsters that have impressed Koeman in preseason

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has established himself as one who loves to give youth a chance and this has been proven by how he has carried out this task since he was appointed to take over the managerial helm at Camp Nou. The likes of Oscar Mingueza, Ilaix Moriba, Pedri, and Ronald Araujo were handed decent chances by Koeman last season and some of them became mainstays in the team by the end of the season. Meanwhile, the preseason period is one where managers can identify youngsters with quality that they can give a run in during the incoming season and a report by Mundo Deportivo suggests that Koeman is not lagging in this regard. READ: Liverpool enter the race for Manuel Locatelli The report suggests that the Dutch manager has identified four players he can hand opportuniti...
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 ...