Archives for May 2014

Barca threaten United’s bid for Atletico’s Koke

FC Barcelona are threatening to stop Manchester United’s bid for Spanish midfielder Koke according to reports in Spanish newspapers. The 22 year old is on the Red Devils’ radar as they start their rebuilding program under Louis van Gaal. However, the Catalans are set to make a counter offer which would be less than Koke’s €60m release clause – More on Atlético Madrid midfielder Koke

Barcelona set to beat Liverpool to the post for Claudio Bravo

Catalan giants Barcelona are set to pip rivals Liverpool to the post in their bid to secure the services of Real Sociedad stopper Claudio Bravo. The 31 year old Chilean looks set to be Barça’s number two whilst providing much experience for the young Ter Stegen. More on Real Sociedad stopper Claudio Bravo

Parlour urges Wenger not to re-sign Fabregas

Ex Arsenal legend and midfielder Ray Parlour has urged Arsene Wenger not to re-sign Cesc Fabregàs in the summer transfer window. Parlour thinks the money that Wenger will have at his disposal would be better off spent on a decent striker as Arsenal have class midfielders like Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere to count on – More on Ray Parlour

Marquinhos deal sweetened by Dani Alves move?

According to BeIN Sports, Dani Alves could be offered to Paris Saint Germain as part of a deal to sweeten the arrival of fellow Brazilian Marquinhos at the Camp Nou. PSG have long been fans of Alves and the Barcelona defender could be used to tempt the French outfit to sell the 20 year old with and exchange deal for Alves in place. More on the Marquinhos Alves deal

Real Madrid seal bragging rights to European glory in Spain

Real Madrid have sealed bragging rights in Spain as far as European silverware is concerned with their epic win over Diego Simeone’s men on Saturday. Real won by 4 goals to 1 in a game that was destined to be Atlético’s first ever Champions League title. It wasn’t to be and Real Madrid came away with their long awaited ‘Décima’. More on Real’s European bragging rights

“I see similarities between Luis Enrique and Guardiola” says Deco

Former Barcelona midfielder Deco has been talking about the arrival of the new manager and points out the similarities between Luis Enrique and former manager Pep Guardiola. Deco pointed out that Luis Enrique is a young manager who knows the club very well. He thinks that Luis Enrique is the man to get Barça winning titles again. More on Deco’s words about the new manager

Ter Stegen: “delighted that Barcelona has put trust in me”.

FC Barcelona’s latest signing Marc André ter Stegen remarked that he is “delighted that Barcelona has put their trust in him”. The keeper has signed until 2019 for €12 million and has a release clause of €80 million euros. The signing took place in the Camp Nou presidential box and was accompanied by Barça president Bartomeu and Jordi Mestre. More about ter Stegen’s arrival

Barcelona have had their eye on Ter Stegen for 2 years

Barcelona have had their eye on new keeper Marc André ter Stegen for 2 years it has been reported. The club’s goalkeeping department first started to keep tabs on the young keeper in the 2010/11 season said sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta. More on ter Stegen’s signing