Andres Iniesta has been talking about his future and still does not seem to have agreed a move. He said: “I said that I would not go to Europe and apart from that all possibilities are open. They said I’m not going to China, now they say Japan is an option and I’ve also heard Australia. You will know when I tell you. There are things to seal, little details and I will try and choose the best option.”
Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop has admitted clubs in the A-League are keen on Iniesta. He said: “I won’t name who, but I do understand that A-League clubs have expressed interest and that’s a start,” he told a news conference on Thursday.He’ll have offers from around the globe, but the A-League offers a great competition to play in.”
Roberto Fernandez and Urbano Ortega were both at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday night to watch Sevilla beat Real Madrid 3-2. While that was fun in itself they were actually keeping tabs on Clement Lenglet who remains a summer transfer target.
The season may not be over just yet but thoughts have already turned to the next campaign which will kick-off on the weekend of the 18/19 August. Before that Barcelona will play Sevilla in the Super Cup with the first leg away from home on 11 August and the second at the Camp Nou on 14 August.
Barcelona just can’t quite decide what to do with Yerry Mina. They are considering sending him out on loan but will only sanction a move to a La Liga side that plays with a back four. Sevilla, Valencia, Villarreal and Celta Vigo are all options.
Atletico Madrid says that Antoine Griezmann’s 100-million euro buyout clause is chep and that “without doubt he has been our most decisive player this season, so we want him to stay.”
Barcelona have confirmed they will play a friendly on May 16 with South African side Mamelodi Sundowns as part of events to commemorate what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. You can watch the game on Barca TV and it will also be streamed on their website.
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has given another update on Antoine Griezmann’s future and says it’s all down to him. He said: “Antoine Griezmann is a player of Atletico Madrid and the future has to be decided by him. Our idea is for him to continue here.”