Frenkie de Jong is looking forward to joining Barcelona after playing his final home game of the season for Ajax at the weekend. He said: Yes, I saw Liverpool-Barça. It’s a shame that if the match at been a little different, Barça would’ve been in the final and could’ve won the treble. Either way, I’m going there very happy.”
Ivan Rakitic has responded to criticism he faced after going to the Feria de Abril in Seville straight after Barcelona’s Champions League exit at Liverpool. He said: “I don’t have any problem with saying sorry. I’m a father and husband, and family is the most important thing to me. I went to Seville to be with my family. Someone asked me for a photo and I never say no. I accept the opinions, but football is 100 percent of my life. I’m responsible and I only want the best for my teammates and for me.”
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette says he is flattered by reports Barcelona are interested in bringing him to the Camp Nou. The Frenchman has been linked with a move to the Catalan giants if they are unable to bring in Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona could finish the season with their biggest ever gap between themselves and Real Madrid. The current record is 17 (which happened in 1985 and 2018) but if Barcelona win at the weekend and Real Madrid lose the Catalan giants will finish 21 points better off.
Matthijs de Ligt has been talking about his future and says he is still not sure where he will be playing his football next season: “I don’t know yet. There have been conversations, but there is still no agreement.”
The rumors surrounding a fresh Barcelona move for Antoine Griezmann are growing. According to Cadena SER’s ‘El Larguero’ programme, Diego Simeone’s side know the Frenchman has an agreement with the Spanish champions and could finalise the transfer as early as this week.