Month: August 2022

Barcelona pull fourth palanca in bid to register summer signings for La Liga opener

Barcelona have pulled the fourth palanca in their bid to register their summer signings in time for their La Liga opener against Rayo Vallecano tomorrow evening. They’ve sold 24.5% of Barça Studios for €100m to Jaume Roures’ Orpheus Media. That’s according to Samuel Marsden, who reports that the decision to sell to Orpheus Media came at the last minute amid negotiations with another company. Barcelona will hope that the move will enable them to register their summer signings – Franck …

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William Gallas thinks Chelsea would be making a mistake by signing Frenkie de Jong

Frenkie de Jong has become one of the most discussed names of this January transfer window. The Barcelona midfielder has been linked with moves to Chelsea and Manchester United but William Gallas believes Chelsea moving for him would be a mistake. “De Jong is a great player,” Gallas, formerly of Chelsea, said in comments carried by Mundo Deportivo. “He’s still young but he has a lot of experience in the way he plays. However, I don’t think that Chelsea should …

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Barcelona activate fourth lever, bring in another €100m

Barcelona confirmed on Friday they have activated the infamous fourth ‘economic lever’ ahead of the start of the new La Liga season this weekend. The Catalans have sold off another 24.5% of Barca Studios for a fee of 100 million euros as had been widely expected. Here’s the club’s official statemet: “FC Barcelona announces the sale of 24.5% of Barça Studios to the company Orpheus Media, managed by Mr.Jaume Roures, an audiovisual production company with a long history of producing …

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Barcelona preparing to move for Marcos Alonso once they register their summer signings

Barcelona are working hard to register as many of their summer signings in time for tomorrow’s La Liga opener against Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou. Once they achieve this, according to Mundo Deportivo, they’re planning to move for Marcos Alonso. Alonso is Xavi Hernandez’s priority at this point in the market – he sees the Spaniard as the ideal man to offer competition to Jordi Alba at left-back. A deal with the player has already been agreed and so all …

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Barcelona offered the chance to sign Real Betis target Hector Bellerin from Arsenal

Barcelona are keen on strengthening at right-back this summer according to Mundo Deportivo. They’ve failed in their pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta but have been offered another London-based Spaniard in recent times – Real Betis target Hector Bellerin. The 27-year-old right-back spent last season on loan at the Benito Villamarin and helped Betis to finish fifth in La Liga and qualify for the Europa League as well as lift the Copa del Rey. He’s determined to return to Betis this summer …

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Fabian Ruiz closes in on sealing transfer from Napoli to Paris Saint-Germain

Fabian Ruiz has confirmed his intention to Paris Saint-Germain to sign a five-year deal according to Fabrizio Romano. Personal terms have already been fully agreed and talks between PSG and his club, Napoli, are understood to be progressing very well. Parallel to those negotiations, Napoli are also understood to be in conversation with PSG over the signing of Keylor Navas. The Costa Rican goalkeeper has become second-choice at the Parc des Princes following the arrival of Gianluigi Donnarumma last summer …

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FC Barcelona News: 12 August 2022

Another session at Ciutat Esportiva – FC BarcelonaFC Barcelona were back at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on Friday evening as they continued preparations for the Saturday 8.00pm CEST kick-off against Rayo Vallecano at the Spotify Camp Nou. When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Rayo Vallecano – FC BarcelonaLa Liga is back at last this Saturday with FC Barcelona entertaining Rayo Vallecano in the first game at Spotify Camp Nou. It’s a Sunbday 9.00pm start local time and …

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Daniel Wass set to leave Atletico Madrid for Brondby despite only joining in January

Brondby are set to sign Daniel Wass from Atletico Madrid according to Fabrizio Romano. A full agreement is in place and a medical is currently ongoing. Atletico have already given the green light to the deal despite Wass only joining back in January. Wass came to Atletico from Valencia to replace Kieran Trippier, who departed the Spanish capital for Newcastle United during the January transfer window. He made just one appearance during his time at the Wanda Metropolitano, however, and …

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How will Barça line up against Rayo?

After a long preseason and a very busy summer transfer window that is still far from over, Barcelona officially begin what will be a fascinating 2022-23 season when they welcome Rayo Vallecano to the Spotify Camp Nou for the La Liga opener on Saturday night. Barça start the league campaign as favorites for the title alongside defending champs Real Madrid, and this promises to be a tight race all along with Atlético Madrid always lurking. Dropping early points could prove …

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Gallas recomienda al Chelsea que no fiche a De Jong

El ex jugador de los ‘blues’ asegura que “ya tienen jugadores de ese perfil y necesitan medios más fuertes como Casemiro o Rodri” Gallas vio de cerca uno de los golazos de Ronaldinho cuando era jugador del Chelsea Propias 12/08/2022 08:57 CEST En Inglaterra siguen a vueltas con el posible fichaje de Frenkie de Jong por el Chelsea. Uno de los últimos en referirse a esta posible operación es el ex futbolista del cuadro londinense William Gallas. El francés aseguró …

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