Former Barcelona star Patrick Kluivert has told his son Justin to choose Barcelona over a move to Manchester United. He said: “Of course, I prefer that he goes to Barcelona but in football everything can happen. He’s an adult, he can make his own decisions but he’s already said it’s a dream for him to play for Barcelona. But you never know in football.”
Barcelona have been keeping tabs on midfielder Andre Gomes during training sessions and have released a video to show exactly what he gets up to and how he’s being impressing manager Ernesto Valverde enough to force his way back into his first-team thinking.
Lionel Messi is set to enter enemy territory with Argentina as Jorge Sampaoli’s side will train at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas base ahead of their clash with Spain on Tuesday. The game takes place at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano ground and Argentina are due to arrive in the Spanish capital on Saturday.
Napoli remain keen on signing Denis Suarez in the summer with both president Aurelio De Laurentiis and manager Maurizio Sarri admirers of the midfielder. However, the price may prove a stumbling block for the Serie A side. Denis has a release clause of €50 million and Napoli may have to sell before they can buy.
Morocco have failed in their attempts to call up Munir El Haddadi. The Barcelona youngster, on loan at Alaves, has played for Spain at youth level and made one appearance in a Euro 2016 qualifier. Munir’s father was born in Morocco but FIFA have ruled he can not change association.
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli will take no risks against Italy and will rest Lionel Messi. The Barca ace has had tests on an adductor injury and medical staff have advised him against playing on Friday. Messi has been training with the Argentina squad and they will check how he is feeling before the game but it looks as though he’ll sit this one out. Yay!