Hector Bellerin to Barcelona is all but signed, sealed and delivered according to the Spanish press. However, the full-back has posted a message on Twitter that suggests that might not quite be the case. “Don’t believe everything you read!” he wrote. Now what on earth could he be talking about?
So much has been made of Lionel Messi’s relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo but the truth seems to be the Argentine really isn’t that interested. The Argentine has described the Madrid star as “phenomenal” but says the rivalry is simply paper talk.
Barcelona are set to open a new academy in the United States which will work with players aged between 12 and 19. The new facility will be based in Arizona, players will be trained by coaches that have been on the club’s staff and will play in the top division of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy's (USSDA) footballing categories.
Pep Guardiola has lavished praise on Lionel Messi calling the Argentine the greatest of all time and revealing what it was like to coach the little genius. Pep also feels he’s the only player in the world who can deal with the huge pressure that comes with being a footballing mastermind.
Munir has only just returned to Barcelona from a loan spell with Ajax but could be about to head off again. Sport report that Ajax are keen on the forward who will be allowed to leave as he is not in Ernesto Valverde’s plans for next season.
Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba all started for Spain as they beat Colombia 3-2 in a friendly on Wednesday night. Iniesta and Alba were replaced at half-time as Spain warmed-up for their World Cup qualifier against Macedonia with a win.