Goalkeeper Neto sealed his move to the Camp Nou on Tuesday and will wear the No. 13 shirt for next season. He said: “I come to Barça in my prime, as a goalkeeper, and as a person, and I think this is the best time for me.”
Victor Lindelof’s agent, Hasan Cetinkaya, has been talking about the centre-back after rumors Barcelona are interested in the Swede. He told Mundo Deportivo: “Lindelof is on the radar of a great European club, but leaving United depends on the English club.” The agent is believed to have spoken to Barca officials at Frenkie de Jong’s unveiling.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu was asked about the situation regarding a return for Neymar at Neto’s presentation on Tuesday. Leonardo has explained the Brazilian can leave if PSG receive an acceptable offer but Bartomeu said only: “Nothing has changed, everything is continuing the same.”
Ousmane Dembele would be welcome at Bayern Munich this summer, according to former Barcelona star Thiago Alcantara. He told Bild: “Dembele is a great player. As a footballer and someone who’s played against him, he’s very good. I’d love to play with all the great players who want to come to Bayern.”
Lionel Messi’s family restaurant in Argentina is helping homeless people after cold weather in the country caused problems. Manager Ariel Almada explained the situation: “We’ve also been giving out coffee, soft drinks and even some wine to some. Many people came and were very respectful. We’re going to keep this up for 15 days, every night between 19:00 and 21:00.”
Dani Alves has been talking about how Pep Guardiola used to get mad at him for passing to Lionel Messi during his time at Barcelona. He explained: “I always tried to link up with Messi but Guardiola got angry. One day I told him: ‘I don’t accept your complaints. If Messi doesn’t touch the ball for two minutes, he disconnects from the match. If we’re going to prepare a style which defines our play, he always needs to be connected to it. Then he can link up with the rest of us.’”