Italian club Juventus areinterested in signing Barcelona defender Christian Lenglet during the transfer window this summer according to Spanish publication SPORT.Juventus are said to be one of two clubskeen on signing the French international alongside Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur. The Old Lady want to sign Lenglet on loan and it remains to be seen if Barcelona officials would be open to the move. Barcelona are yet to announce their free transfer signings as they need to make space on their wage bill for them or sell players.
Lenglet was a first-choice player at Barcelona when he signed from fellow Spanish team Sevilla, but he has seen his status drop over the course of the last two seasons. The French defender is now a squad player due to the advent of Uruguayan international Ronald Araujo to the first team and the return of Spanish international Eric Garcia to the club. He was the regular central defensive partner to veteran player Gerard Pique in his debut season at the Nou Camp. He’s now the fourth-choice centre back behind the trio of Garcia, Araujo and Pique. Continue reading
With Robert Lewandowski’s future still uncertain, Barcelona are looking at potential alternatives in the market, in their quest to sign a new centre-forward in the summer. And one of their desired options could be Marcus Rashford, reports Diario Sport. The news outlet suggests the Catalans are closely monitoring the situation of Rashford. The forward has been transfer-listed by Manchester United, as he is not involved in the plans of new coach Erik ten Hag.
Rashford has a great fan following at Manchester United, but ten Hag has insisted the club offload the forward if a suitable deal comes across. Barcelona are studying the possibility of signing the English international. The club like the player due to his pace, physique and ability to score goals. He also brings vast experience at the highest level, having made over 300 appearances for United. Continue reading
Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona are reportedly closing in on a deal for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie. This is according to the report from Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio which stated that Barcelona have already made an offer in their bid to sign the Ivorian national team star on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Ex-Atalanta midfielder Kessie has less than six months left on his current contract with seven-time European champions AC Milan and it’s looking like he will leave the club when the said contract expires at the end of this season. AC Milan want to keep the player at the club, but they have not been able to make an offer that will prompt him to stay beyond his current deal. Continue reading
Five-time European champions Barcelona are said to be keen on signing Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic at the end of the season. The Croatian international would be a free agent at the end of this season if he does not agree a new Inter Milan deal.
Italian news outlet Calciomercato reported that Barcelona have already informed the player about their quest to sign him as a free agent at the end of this season. The interest of Barcelona has complicated things for the Nerazzuri who were very sure that the Croatian midfielder will sign a new contract at the club. As things stand, Brozovic will need to pick one side. He has to determine if joining Xavi Hernandez as part of his revolution at Barcelona is the next step for his career or staying at the San Siro via a new deal.
Inter have already made an offer for Brozovic, but the midfielder is yet to sign it. The Croatian will be on of the highest earners at Inter with the salary of €6m on a yearly basis. The midfielder has been offered a four-year contract.
Brozovic is a regular in the Inter Milan as highlighted by him missing just one game for the club in all competitions this season. He has played 29 out of the 30 Inter Milan games in all competitions this season. The Barcelona target missed the solitary game due to suspension. He was not in the Nerazzuri squad for the 2-1 extra time win over Empoli in the last 16 as far as this season’s Coppa Italia is concerned.
Barcelona fans would be hoping that Brozovic will sign for them ahead of his current team. The Catalans have been very active in the transfer market this year with the signings of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Adama Traore and Ferran Torres.
Five-time European champions Barcelona conceded a late goal to Antonio Puertasas they were denied an important La Ligawin in their battle to finish the season in the Champions League places. Only a top-four spot will guarantee Champions League football next season.
After a goalless first half, Dutch striker Luuk De Jong was rewarded for his industry since the start of the game when he scored the opener in the colours of Barcelona on 57 minutes off the cross from Brazilian defender Dani Alves who was making his second La Liga debut for Barcelona. The veteran right-back signed as a free agent for the Catalan giants towards the end of lastyear but was not allowed to play until this month due to the rules in Spanish football. He has returned to Barcelona on an 18-month contract until next summer.
German champions Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria. This is according to popular Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano who claimed that the Bavarian giants are the latest team to show an interest in the Swiss national team player.
Zakaria is one of the most sought-after midfielders on the European football scene with his Borussia Moenchengladbach contract set to expire. His existing deal with Gladbach will expire next summer and it’s almost certain that he won’t sign a new deal at the German Bundesliga club. Zakaria can sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs as from the start of next year. Borussia Moenchengladbachare resigned to losing the player for free unless they can sell him for a fee when the winter transfer window reopens next month.
Newly promoted Premier League team Brentford have now lost their last three games in the competition after they were beaten at Burnley at the weekend. In their latest Premier League match, the Bees were beaten 3-1 as the Clarets got their first win of the season.
Burnley got off to a flying start when Chris Woods gave them a fourth minute lead. The hosts never looked back after the New Zealand star scored the opener as they made their first half supremacy count with three goals. Matt Lowton scored a second Burnley goal on 32 minutes off the assist from fellow fullback Charlie Taylor before Maxwell Cornet added a third goal four minutes later to ensure that his team established a three-goal lead at the halftime interval. Continue reading
Barcelona youngsterGavi marked the occasion of his first game for Spain with a colossal performance in midfield to help his country see off European champions Italy in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals. Gavi became the youngest player to represent Spain on the international scene at the age of 17 years and 26 days when manager Luis Enrique named him in his starting XI for the Italy game at the San Siro, Milan on Wednesday. The Barcelona starlet became an history maker as a result of the decision from Luis Enrique.Gavi was given the chance to impress in the Spanish midfield in the absence of injured Barcelona player Pedri.
Gaviwas named in the Spain midfield alongside club teammate Sergio Busquets and Atletico Madrid star Koke against the Italians and they dominated the European champions for the majority of the game. Spain were dominant in possession and they went on to win the game thanks to two goals in the first 45 minutes. Continue reading
Transfer deadline day is one that usually has a lot of twists and turns, as well as a lot of drama as well and this summer’s version did not disappoint. People were already expecting a lot of activities as it is usually the tradition on the last day of every transfer window and of course, they were not made to wait in vain as there were so many reasons to have remained glued to transfer news and rumors during the final few hours of the last day of the summer transfer window. While a lot of clubs completed a number of transfers into their squads, some others completed a number of departures and one of those clubs is Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona.
The Catalan giants started their summer businesses quite early this summer after they completed the double signing of Netherlands international attacker Memphis Depay from Olympique Lyon and Argentina international striker Sergio Agüero from English Premier League club Manchester City (both coming in as free agents). The signing of the two players saw them make a huge statement of intent that they were ready to challenge for titles this season but their summer took a new twist after the departure of Lionel Messi. Continue reading
Barcelona’s new signing Memphis Depay is already off the mark for his new club and has opened his goal-scoring account even though it’s just in pre-season. The Netherlands international attacker joined the Catalan giants this summer as a free agent after seeing out his contract at French Ligue 1 club Lyon without agreeing to pen an extension. He decided against signing another contract at Lyon because he felt he was ready to play for a bigger club and he achieved his goal finally signing for Barcelona this summer, one of the biggest clubs in the world of football.
Depay’s move to Barca is seen as a massive upgrade in his career and all that now remains is for him to make a huge impact as a top signing that he already is. The Dutch forward has already impressed in pre-season after coming off the bench to score from the spot in Barcelona’s previous friendly match while he also netted another goal in their last match. He is already showing match sharpness and it would do him and the club a lot of good if he can maintain that fine form as the season is about to start so he can help the Catalan giants to fight for trophies next season.