Tag Archives: Barcelona

I Thought About Leaving Barcelona In 2013 – Messi

Lionel Messi has confessed he considered leaving Barcelona in the midst of his trial on tax irregularities due to ‘mistreatment’. Three years ago, the Argentine star was found guilty, alongside his father, of defrauding the tax authorities in Spain of €4.1m between 2007 and 2009. The most difficult period was between 2013 and 2014 when…

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Chelsea Targets Neymar With €210 Million Summer Move

Premier League side Chelsea are reportedly targeting a summer move for Paris Saint Germain (PSG) Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr., despite an ongoing interest in him from La Liga champions Barcelona. According to Don Balon, the Londoners are ready to rope the Brazilian forward into the Stamford Bridge in July, by shelling out a transfer fee of…

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Barcelona Open Contract Talks with 16-Year-Old Ansu Fati Following Impressive Run

Spanish giant, Barcelona have opened contract talks with teenager Ansu Fati following his blistering start to the season, according to CatRadio. The 16-year-old became Barcelona’s youngest ever scorer and the third-youngest scorer in the history of La Liga when he netted against Osasuna last month before following that up with another strike against Valencia on Saturday. He only signed a new deal through to…

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Barcelona and PSG Reach Agreement For Neymar Transfer

Spanish giants Barcelona and French side Paris St-Germain have agreed terms on the value of Neymar, according to BBC Sport. Having sold the Brazilian to PSG for €222 million in 2017, Barcelona are willing to offer the Ligue 1 champions €200m plus Jean-Clair Todibo, Ivan Rakitic and Ousmane Dembele on a season-long loan in order bring Neymar back to Spain. BBC reporter Guillem Balague however stresses the…

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Former Spain Manager Luis Enrique Loses Nine-Year-Old Daughter To Cancer

Former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique has announced the heartbreaking news that his daughter Xana has died at the age of nine. The tactical genius shared a message on social media on Thursday evening which revealed Xana had passed away after a five-month battle with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Enrique stepped down…

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Van Dijk Wins UEFA Champions League Player Of The Year, Beats Messi, Ronaldo

Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk  has been named as Uefa’s Champions League Player of the Year, beating Barcelona icon Lionel Messi and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to the award. The former Southampton star is the first defender ever to win the award. He also picked up the prize for the Uefa Champions League defender of the…

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PSG Open Talks With Barcelona Over Neymar Return, With Dembele and Rakitic In The Mix

Paris Saint-Germain have made contact with Ivan Rakitic and Ousmane Dembele as part of negotiations to send Neymar back to Barcelona, claims Sport. Dembele’s agent Moussa Sissoko emphatically denied links with the Ligue 1holders on Wednesday, stating his client was not interested in a move. But the newspaper asserts that despite his public stance, Sissoko has in fact begun…

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Marseille Shows Interest in Barcelona’s Combative Midfielder Vidal

Barcelona’s combative midfielder Arturo Vidal is drawing interest from Marseille, though Barca plan to keep hold of the midfielder, reports Diario Sport. The Chile international drew interest from Inter, as well as some Serie A teams this summer, despite his advanced age. Barca head coach Ernesto Valverde does not want to lose Vidal, but Marseille are ready to test the Liga giants’…

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Barcelona Includes Dembele In New Deal For Neymar

As the race to land their former talisman, Neymar toughens, Spanish giants Barcelona have reportedly made an improved offer to PSG, after several offers had already been turned down. Barcelona have added more money and more players, including Ousmane Dembele, to their bid for PSG star Neymar, reports Telefoot. The Blaugrana have soured on Dembele, who could…

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