Barcelona’s new sporting director Eric Abidal has responded to speculation linking the club with a move for Eden Hazard. Abidal was asked about the rumors and was in no mood to talk. He said only “You will have to ask him.”
Clement Lenglet has been officially presented as a Barcelona player after signing his contract on Friday. He said: “This is a dream for me. I’ve joined a team full of stars. I’m so grateful to be here. It’s a dream I’ve had since I was a child.”
Barcelona continue their pre-season preparations on Friday with 15 players taking part including new signing Arthur. Carles Alena is also involved but is still working on his recovery from injury. The players will also be back in on Saturday for a double session.
Lionel Messi has returned to Barcelona after taking a holiday in Central America. The Argentine headed to the Caribbean after the World Cup with his family. He’s now back in Barcelona for the second part of his holidays and looked happy and relaxed as they landed at El Prat airport.
Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Adrien Rabiot but have now given up on the PSG midfielder as they are aware of interest from Barcelona. Spurs will now look at other targets as they seek a replacement for Mousa Dembele.