Memphis: I don’t care about what people say

Memphis Depay has only been in Barcelona for five days, but this has been enough time for him to catch the eye of many Barça fans, who are known for liking players who bring something different. Players who challenge popular conventions. The Dutch forward has given an interview to SPORT to discuss his first week … Continue reading Memphis: I don’t care about what people say

Messi could train with La Blaugranas before signing a new contract

It is understood that Leo Messi would be able to start training with Barça's first team squad before he signs a new deal with the club. In other words, he would be allowed to train without officially being a Barcelona player. The Argentina captain is currently a free agent, and therefore unattached from any domestic … Continue reading Messi could train with La Blaugranas before signing a new contract

Samuel Umtiti up for sale

Samuel Umtiti’s presence in the two line ups so far is to do with the club’s need to put him in the shop window this summer. Samuel Umtiti Umtiti started against Nastic and Girona, going off at half-time in both. Ronald Koeman is not counting on Umtiti this season, and he has fallen well out … Continue reading Samuel Umtiti up for sale

What Barcelona are willing to do for Griezmann to stay

With a calculator in hand, Barcelona are working to reduce their wage bill. Antoine Griezmann Barcelona need to do so to register their new signings and Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann are on the chopping block, along with Philippe Coutinho.  Barca’s priority is to get them out as they have huge salaries. Messi is willing … Continue reading What Barcelona are willing to do for Griezmann to stay

Biographer describes Barcelona player Memphis Depay as a rebel

Simon Zwartkruis, the writer of Memphis Depay’s official biography, describes the footballer as a rebel with a lot of self confidence, What else did he say? ‘Heart of a Lion’ was published in 2019, how did the idea come up? In the first years of his career, Memphis took the decision to share his personal … Continue reading Biographer describes Barcelona player Memphis Depay as a rebel

Barcelona studying a cost-cutting formula for France international footballer

Barcelona are continuously studying formulas to make the Antoine Griezmann swap deal happen. They need him off the wage bill.  Antoine Griezmann Griezmann is not up for losing any of his money, however, and is part of a collective pandemic deal that he doesn’t want to break. It was signed by all the squad in … Continue reading Barcelona studying a cost-cutting formula for France international footballer

Diego Simeone wants Griezmann back at Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann’s future looks increasingly close to the Wanda Metropolitano. It's a win-win for Barca because the Spanish giants need to rid themselves of his salary and the French footballer would like to play for his former side. FC Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring the goal during the match between FC Barcelona v Real … Continue reading Diego Simeone wants Griezmann back at Atletico Madrid

Should Barcelona sell Griezmann to pay Messi?

Barça's technical secretariat is faced with the tremendously difficult task of balancing the books in order to ensure Leo Messi's contract renewal. Antoine Griezmann There's no need to repeat what has been said a thousand times over about the club's delicate financial situation, or how difficult it is to re-sign Messi without infringing financial fair … Continue reading Should Barcelona sell Griezmann to pay Messi?

What the Spanish Treasury stands to lose if Messi leaves Barcelona

Leo Messi has been a free agent since 1 July 2021, when his contract with FC Barcelona ended. The club and Joan Laporta are close to reaching an agreement on a renewal deal to tie down the world's most influential footballer. Lionel Messi Messi leaving Barça would not just affect FC Barcelona on a sporting … Continue reading What the Spanish Treasury stands to lose if Messi leaves Barcelona

Messi to play last game as Barca player on Tuesday

Argentina's game against Bolivia on Monday (Tuesday, 2am CET) will be Lionel Messi's last match as a Barcelona player. His contract expires on Wednesday, so if a renewal is not announced soon, he could go into the quarterfinals at the Copa America as a free agent. He would no longer technically be a Barça player … Continue reading Messi to play last game as Barca player on Tuesday