Messi does everything and more that Maradona could do, says ex-Barcelona star Lineker | Goal
Lionel Messi “does everything and more that Diego Maradona could do”, claims Gary Lineker, with the Barcelona captain considered to top an iconic countryman and Cristiano Ronaldo.Back in his playing days, Lineker locked swords with Maradona on a World Cup stage.
Barcelona to rotate their line-up at Granada | Football Espana
Ernesto Valverde will start rotating his Barcelona side ahead of the weekend clash against Granada, report El Mundo Deportivo. Seven players have started every match for the Blaugrana this season - Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann.
Barcelona teen Ansu Fati given Spanish nationality | Football Espana
Rising Barcelona star Ansu Fati has been given Spanish nationality and could play for the Under-17 side in next month’s World Cup.Fati - born in Guinea Bissau and also eligible to play for Portugal - scored and assisted on his first start for the Blaugrana in their 5-2 win over Valencia on Saturday.
Sources: Barca in row with Spain over Fati | ESPN
Spain’s desire to call up Barcelona teenager Ansu Fati for next month’s Under-17 World Cup has not gone down well with the Catalan club, sources have told ESPN FC.
Antoine Griezmann negotiated Barcelona commision in March | Football Espana
Antoine Griezmann negotiated a €14m commission to agree a move to Barcelona in March four months ahead of his move, report El Mundo. Blagurana club officials paid his €120m release clause at La Liga headquarters in Madrid in July, although Atleti allege that the signing had been done before the clause dropped to €120m from €200m, on 1 July.
Barcelona: We made a commitment to resign Neymar | Football Espana
Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau confirmed the club ‘made a strong commitment’ to sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain this summer. The forward netted a stunning overhead kick in the last minute as PSG won against Strasbourg, but was the target of booing and jeers from his own fans both before and after the strike, due to his apparent desire to rejoin the Camp Nou.
Barcelona must make 172 million euros from player sales this season | Marca
Last season, Barcelona set themselves a target of 145 million euros in player sales in order to balance their books. They needed to make an extra 14 million euros on the 131 million euros that they’d spent in order to be in profit for the season.
Barcelona don’t expect to make January signings but there could be departures | Marca
The summer transfer market has not long closed, yet Barcelona are already starting to plan for the January window, even if the club don’t expect to purchase any new players. What is expected, though, is that a number of players will leave the club on a permanent basis, with plans already in motion to move several players away from the Camp Nou.