Barca eyeing move for former defender and 4 more big stories you might've missed
De Jong's chances of featuring El Clasico revealedFrenkie de Jong reportedly had his foot brace removed recently and there is an outside chance that he plays for Barcelona in the El Clasico. La Liga reduces Nacho's suspensionThe La Liga committee has ensured that Real Madrid defender Nacho will be ready to play in El Clasico after his three-game ban was reduced to two games.
Barca eyeing deal to bring back one La Masia defender in 2024 - not Grimaldo (reliability: 4 stars)
Barcelona are thinking of bringing back a youth academy product to add more depth to their backline.As per Relevo's Matteo Moretto, the Blaugrana are among multiple clubs eyeing a possible move for Real Betis left-back Juan Miranda.
5 left-backs who tried but failed to become Jordi Alba's heir at Barca
The search for Jordi Alba's heir at Barcelona have gone on for years, with Barca failing to find the right man for the role. Here are the players the Blaugrana have tried in that left-back role without success:Lucas DigneAfter 46 games for Barca, it became clear that Lucas Digne may have no future at a club like Barca, based on his performances.
How would you rate Barca's summer transfer campaign from 1 to 10? Why?
Barca's INsEmerson (from Real Betis) - €9mMemphis Depay (from Lyon) - €0Eric Garcia (from Manchester City) - €0Sergio Aguero (from Manchester City) - €0Yusuf Demir (from Rapid Wien) - loan with an option to buy for €10.5mLuuk de Jong (from Sevilla) - loanBarca's OUTsEmerson (to Tottenham Hotspur) - €25mIlaix Moriba (to RB Leipzig) - €16m (€7m in variables)Junior Firpo (to Leeds United) - €15mJean-Clair Todibo (to Nice) - €8.
Official: Pedri, Mingueza and Garcia called up for Tokyo Olympics
Barcelona's Pedri, Oscar Mingueza and Eric Garcia have been called up by Spain U21 coach Luis de la Fuente to feature at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Spanish FA confirmed on Tuesday.Spain's squad for the Tokyo Olympics:Goalkeepers: Alvaro Fernandez, Unai Simon, Alex Domínguez;Defenders: Oscar Mingueza, Jesus Vallejo, Eric Garcia, Pau Torres, Oscar Gil, Juan Miranda;Midfielders: Marc Cucurella, Jon Moncayola, Martín Zubimendi, Dani Ceballos, Mikel Merino, Carlos Soler, Pedri;Forwards: Bryan Gil, Marco Asensio, Dani Olmo, Mikel Oyarzabal, Rafa Mir, Javi Puado.
Laporta promises 2 or 3 more signings – who are they? You asked, we answered
In his latest interview, Joan Laporta has said that the club would sign '3 or 4 new players' – this was before Memphis Depay's signing was officially announced, though, which means we can expect 2 or 3 new players to come.Let's try to predict the will-be-strengthened positions and the players who might join Barca.
Enrique still refuses to call up any Real Madrid players after naming 11 backup players due to COVID
Spain's squad for Euro 2020 is badly hit with COVID-19 with half of the team forced to train separately after Sergio Busquets and Diego Llorente contracted the virus.Luis Enrique has now called up 11 players to train with a separate set of 17 players initially invited.
Garcia Pimienta was hurt by his dismissal & 3 other latest under-radar stories at Barca
Garcia Pimienta was surprised by his dismissalJavier Garcia Pimienta didn't expect to be fired by Barcelona, and the news came as a hard blow to him, Diario Sport report. The coach was set to have a meeting with the club on Monday to discuss the upcoming season at Barcelona B.
Barcelona, Fabregas & more: Football world comes together to show support as Eriksen collapses on pitch
The whole football world came together on Saturday as Denmark's captain Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during the match against Finland. Thankfully, the Inter Milan's midfielder has been transported to the hospital and is said to be stable.
Barca to announce Emerson signing on Wednesday: Fabrizio Romano (reliability: 5 stars)
Emerson Royal will be announced as a Barcelona player on Wednesday, June 2, according to Fabrizio Romano.The arguably most reliable transfer insider has also claimed that there's "no doubt" over Georginio Wijnaldum's move to Camp Nou in the next few days while there's no interest in Sergio Busquets from Bayern Munich despite some reports in Spain suggesting otherwise.
OFFICIAL: Barca refuse to extend Miranda deal, youngster joins Betis
Barcelona have officially confirmed that they have decided not to renew the contract of Juan Miranda, with his deal set to expire on June 30. Real Betis, meanwhile, have announced that the left-back has signed a contract with the Verdiblancos until 2024.
Aguero, Garcia, 9 ins and 7 outs: transfer round-up with probability ratings
INSSergio Aguero and Eric Garcia joined Barcelona on free transfers from Manchester City on Monday and Tuesday respectively.Memphis DepayThe Catalans are understood to have made an offer to Depay to join them when his contract at Lyon expires later this month.
Barcelona set to complete Emerson signing with Juan Miranda moving to Betis on permanent basis (reliability: 4 stars)
Barcelona are set to complete the signing of Emerson Royal from Real Betis before the May 31 deadline, according to Marca.Barca left-back Juan Miranda, meanwhile, will join the Verdiblancos on a permanent basis after spending the 2020/21 campaign on loan at the Benito Villamarin.
Barcelona will loan Miranda back to Betis, yet to decide on Emerson (reliability: 4 stars)
Barcelona will activate a unilateral agreement to renew Juan Miranda's contract by two years before loaning him back to Real Betis for one season, as per TV3. Meanwhile, there is no update yet regarding what Barca intends to do with Emerson Royal who's been doing incredibly well at Betis this season.
'I don't understand how referee makes his decisions': Zidane baffled as Madrid denied penalty
“I don't understand how the referee makes his decisions but I'm not an official," Zidane said after the Betis draw when asked about the no-penalty decision in the 82nd minute. "I saw the handball but the referee is the one who has to give it and he hasn't done so.
Barca rate left-back Gaya highly, but would prefer to promote La Masia player to take over from Alba (reliability: 4 stars)
According to reliable newspaper Mundo Deportivo, it's 'no secret' that Barcelona rate Valencia full-back Jose Luis Gaya highly.The left-back has been linked with a move to the club as a long-term replacement for Jordi Alba, who turned 32 recently.
Alena, Todibo & more: Barca considering future of 6 loanees as they plan squad for next season
Carles Alena, Juan Miranda, Monchu, Emerson Royal, Jean-Clair Todibo and Sergio Akieme are the 6 players under contract who play on loan.According to ESPN, Barcelona are plotting the future of these 6 players as they want to decide the squad for the 2021/22 season.
Dembele scores first France goal in 3 years: How Barca players have performed in the international break so far
Ousmane Dembele The Barca winger has made 2 appearances for France so far racking up 116 minutes of football in France's World Cup Qualifiers.Dembele scored his first goal for France since 2018 with a sublime goal against Kazakhstan.
5 players Barca could sell this summer: probability ratings for each
As Ronald Koeman has confirmed, Neto asked to leave Barcelona already in January, but the club didn't want to lose their back-up goalkeeper at mid-season. As per the latest reports, the Brazilian wants to move to a club where he would get regular playing time, while Blaugrana are already looking at the academy for replacements.
Barca consider keeping Miranda as back-up to Alba, set to extend contract (reliability: 4 stars)
Barcelona are pleased with Juan Miranda's performances on loan at Real Betis and consider keeping him next season as a back-up for Jordi Alba, Mundo Deportivo report. In order to keep the 21-year-old, however, the Catalans would have to trigger the option in his contract allowing them to extend it for two additional seasons.
Coutinho suffers injury setback and 3 other latest big stories at Barca you might've missed
Coutinho suffers injury setbackPhilippe Coutinho was initially ruled out until mid-April but he might return as late as may as his left knee is still swollen after the surgery he has undergone.Araujo possibly ready for Sevilla clashesRonald Koeman has said that, while ruled out for the Elche clash, Ronald Araujo could be ready to face Sevilla in La Liga (Saturday, February 27) or in the Copa del Rey (Wednesday, March 3).
5 players Barca can sell to give chances to La Masia talents
Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Neto wanted to leave Barcelona in January, so there shouldn't be too many problems selling him next summer. And instead of spending a ton of money on a goalkeeper that only plays in Copa del Rey and acts as a back-up to Marc-Andre ter Stegen, the club should promote Inaki Pena and have him as the second goalkeeper.