Barcelona have been thinking about Philippe Coutinho’s future and would like to use him as a makeweight in some of the possible mega-deals they may be involved in during the summer.
Barcelona play Real Sociedad on Saturday in La Liga and have won 21 games in a row against the club at the Camp Nou, keeping 12 clean sheets along the way.
Martin Braithwaite has been talking about the differences between Barcelona and Leganes: He said: “I have to move differently, but I think it is easier to play here than in Leganés, because you will have the ball all the time.”
Ruud Gullit says Frenkie de Jong is still not playing well enough for Barcelona. He said: “He’s the perfect son-in-law, but he’s still not good enough.”
Getafe boss Jose Bordalas has hit back at Frenkie de Jong after the midfielder was critical of his team. He explained: “When we played against Barca, his goalkeeper gave 69 passes. I don’t want my goalkeeper to give 69 passes, something we would not be doing well. I want to create goalscoring chances.”
Vinicius has explained his spat with Gerard Pique in El Clasico. He explained: “I thought he’d stamped on me. But afterwards, I watched the game again and it wasn’t him, it was Arthur. That’s why he asked me if I was mad! (laughs)”.
Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig are both on the provisional list for the Spain Under-21 squad to face Faroe Islands and Kazakhstan in Euro 2021 qualifiers.
Football agent Kent Karlsen reckons Martin Odegaard would have have loved to joined Barcelona and played with Lionel Messi. The Catalan giants were interested but a transfer ban on young players saw the midfielder move to Real Madrid instead.