Joan Àngel Román, B team’s first signing | FC Barcelona
Joan Àngel Román has signed for Barça B for the next three seasons with a 12 million Euro release clause . The 19 year old played for the Manchester City Youth and reserve teams last season. The board member with responsibility for the B team, Jordi Mestre and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta were present at the signing, alongside the player, his family and representatives.
Rosell: "It has been an excellent, exciting and record-breaking year" | FC Barcelona
For the second consecutive year, President Sandro Rosell showed his satisfaction for the "record-breaking season," which saw the Club’s professional teams claim 17 official titles. "It was only a year ago that we had the best season in Club history, with 16 titles. This year we won 17. If I had to define the season today, I’d say that it has been excellent and exciting," said the president.
Three Italian teams in as many years for the Gamper | FC Barcelona
The Camp Nou is becoming a frequent visiting spot for Italian teams. In fact, three Italian sides have featured in the last three editions of the Joan Gamper Trophy: Milan in 2010, Naples in 2011, and Sampdoria in 2012. The Genoa side is the seventh Italian team to play in the preseason match organized by Barça.
Spanish football mourns Miki’s passing | Andy Mitten - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Two days later, the man from the neighbouring town went to Wembley as the captain of the team which won the European Cup. Carles Puyol wore a shirt saying 'Anims Miki' ('Cheer up, Miki' in Catalan) inside Wembley and he spoke about Roque after the game. "He's strong and we're with him," said Puyol.
Mighty Madrid dominate semis - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"Madrid and Barca will still be able to compete for this talent as their TV contracts guarantee them large amounts of revenue," Barajas told Reuters. "But they will want to hold on to individually negotiated deals as this will allow them to stay at the same level as the richest clubs in the Premier League. "Perhaps the imbalances in the Spanish league will become even greater."
Monchengladbach sign Alvaro Dominguez from Atletico Madrid - Goal.com
After the clubs reached an agreement for an undisclosed transfer fee, the 23-year-old signed a five-year contract that will run until 2017. Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl hailed the capture of the twice capped Spain international, who will replace Dante in the starting XI at centre-back.
Aduriz, returns to Bilbao | LFP
Athletic Bilbao and Valencia FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Aritz Aduriz to Bilbao. The player will belong to the club for the next three seasons. In this way, the striker comes back to the team that he left in 2003 to play several seasons in Burgos and at Valladolid. Subsequently, also played for Bilbao in the 2005-2006 season, when he was part of the squad for three years.
Mallorca sign former Atletico Madrid captain Antonio Lopez - ESPN Soccernet
Real Mallorca have agreed the signing of left-back Antonio Lopez on an initial two-year contract. Lopez, 30, emerged from Atletico Madrid's youth academy and, aside from a two-year loan spell with Osasuna, has spent his entire career with the club.
Paredes, stays on at Zaragoza | LFP
Javier Paredes has renewed his contract for two seasons, with the option for a third and will keep defending the colours of Real Zaragoza. The Zaragoza player was happy to be able to continue in his role at the club: "I am very pleased to continue at Zaragoza, a team I feel very at home with and in a city that has treated me very well all these years".