Carles Puyol expects Xavi to manage Barcelona one day but says there is no hurry. He said: “With Xavi we have to be patient, people want to see him as coach of Barcelona and I am sure that one day he will be.”
Real Madrid are set to beat Barcelona to the signing of Take Kubo. Barcelona previously tried to sign the starlet in 2014 but ended up being sanctioned by FIFA instead. The forward is now expectd to move to the Santiago Bernabeu on a five-year deal and join up with the Castilla squad.
Denis Suarez has been talking about his nightmare loan spell at Arsenal and explained his struggles with injury during his time with the Gunners. He explained: ”I wasn’t comfortable. I don’t think I was even at 50%. After 15 days of being at Arsenal, I wasn’t right. From the 16th I wasn’t even at 50%.”
Barcelona have reportedly decided the problem with signing Matthijs de Ligt is down to the player’s attitude. The teenager does not seem to have the usual attitude of a teenager who is just making his mark on elite football. His apparent arrogance is not seen as a negative, as it is needed on the pitch, but it may prevent a move to the Camp Nou.
Premier League clubs West Ham and Everton have joined the race to sign Jasper Cillessen, according to Sport. The goalkeeper is apparently in negotiations with two English sides, and Barcelona are said to have reduced their asking price from €60 million to €20m.
Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes is a step away from signing for Everton on a permanent basis. The Portugal star spent last season on loan with the Toffees and wants to remain on Merseyside. Barcelona would be happy with a fee around the €30 million mark.