Kevin Gameiro is reportedly a step closer to joining Barcelona as Mundo Deportivo understands the Sevilla striker is prepared to be fourth-choice at Camp Nou. Gameiro has emerged as Barca’s top attacking target thanks to his playing style and 24 goals with Sevilla this season, and the newspaper claims the club have held an interest in the player since the end of 2015.
"Although it's true that there are club members who have been offended, the video shows that the players have moved on [from the result] and are being positive and making jokes", he said. Bartomeu also called for calm after the loss to Atletico, with Barca still in the hunt to win back-to-back La Liga and Copa del Rey crowns.
Winning the double again would be a major achievement and if Barcelona do so, they will rightly celebrate. And yet, it will feel like something is missing, especially if it is their rivals Real Madrid who lift the European Cup, the trophy that tends to eclipse all else and the trophy that Barcelona aspired to defend, therefore becoming the first club to do so in the Champions League era. A double is great but they sought a double treble. The only Spanish team to ever win one was looking for its third.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has reiterated that the club will not permit star forward Neymar to play at both the Copa America and Olympics for Brazil this summer. As Brazil's national captain and undisputed best player, Neymar could well feature at both the Copa America Centenario in the United States from June 3-26 and then also in the Olympics in his home country which is being played between Aug. 3-20.