Neymar’s future remains unknown. After Raul Sanllehí’s last meeting yesterday with Santos President of operations, Odilo Rodrigues, the Brazilian club’s position is clear. Their desire is to sell the player because next year he would be free to leave, with no compensation for the club. But they didn’t want to do it at just any price.
After Real Madrid’s latest proposal, estimated at 100 million euros, all owners of Neymar (Santos, Grupo Sonda, Teisa, and his father, former footballer) are waiting to get a better deal. It is possible the proposal could bring to the forefront new clubs like Chelsea or PSG, for which money would not be a problem. Continue reading The Neymar maze
Leo Messi is already in Qatar. After celbrating the league title, the Argentinian star traveled to Doha, where he will participate in various publicity events. In a small press conference he summed up the season by saying that “winning the league is very good even though the goal is always to win it all.”
Also, Messi was asked about the possibility of one day leaving FC Barcelona. “I never thought about playing anywhere else,” he again reiterated.
He was also questioned on being eliminated by Bayern Munich, and recognizing the superiority the Heynckes team he said he’s not focused on it, simply saying, “We must prepare for next year.”
Leo Messi continues rehabilitating his hamstring injury, which prevented him from playing the last two league games.
Lio Messi feels Barcelona shouldn’t tear up the team too much, considering they’ve just finished winning their 22nd La Liga title. “I think it is a very important title due to what the Spanish League means and the rivals that we have, such as Real Madrid for example which is one of the best sides in the world”, he said on Azteca Television.
“We were on the back of a change when Guardiola left so when Tito took over it was really good for us until he then had to leave and we noticed the change. Continue reading Messi doesn’t want Barcelona to change the team
21-year old Brazilian football star Neymar has been linked to many teams this season, but none more than the Blaugrana. And ex-Atletico Madrid great Juninho believes that’s the exact transaction that needs to take place.
Juninho spoke with Onda Cero pointing to recent Champions League failures as another reason Barca needs to make a move. Even though there could be a bit of a transition from Brazil to Spain, he believes it would work.
“Everyone’s saying that Neymar will leave in the middle of the year, and Barcelona have been mentioned [as his new club] all along,” he said. “I do believe Neymar needs European experience. He will need to adapt at first because Brazilian football is a little different.
“From what I know, he might go to Barcelona, it’s what everyone has been saying in Brazil since forever. Barcelona don’t have the unity they had a few years ago, they need to bring in reinforcements.
“I think he [Neymar] would enjoy Barcelona more because of their playing style. He would fit better there.” Neymar still has a year remaining on his contract with Santos.
Spanish football has been enjoying an incredible run for some time. Teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona have shined on a global stage while sporting the world’s greatest players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to begin. Spain took the 2012 Euro Cup in dominating fashion, topping off a streak of major tournament championships including the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 Euros.
But despite all of this success, a glaring reality is now beginning to set in after the recent Champions League thrashings suffered by both Barcelona and Real Madrid. German football has showed that they may just be better.
Bayern Munich smashed Barca in the first leg 4-0 Continue reading Is German football better?
Victor Valdes has informed the club he is willing to be traded this summer, so he will cease to be a Barcelona player come June 30. The keeper, according to Radio Barcelona, will not fulfill his contract which was to end in 2014.
Valdés seems headed for the English Premier League. Arsenal is the club best positioned to win the services of the Spanish international, but first must come to an agreement with Barcelona for his transfer. With Pinto resigned, Barca is forced to sign a goalkeeper for next season.