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newsfootballa day ago

We’re open to all proposals but Antoine Griezmann is Barcelona player, asserts Joan Laporta

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has refused to rule out a potential move for Antoine Griezmann but did admit that unless things change, the club are counting on the forward’s presence. The 30-year-old signed for the La Liga giants in the summer of 2019 but has endured a tough spell at the Camp Nou.
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newsfootball14 days ago

Joan Laporta will solve Lionel Messi’s contract issue at Barcelona, proclaims Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman admits to being 'concerned' by Lionel Messi's contract situation with the Argentine superstar still a free agent as Barcelona cannot afford to put a new deal in place. With salary-cap issues that pose plenty of problems, Messi has been allowed to drop into the free-agent pool.
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newsfootball22 days ago

We want Lionel Messi to stay but still have financial fair play to sort out, admits Joan Laporta

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed that while the Catalan giants want Lionel Messi to stay, they still need to sort out the financial fair play issues. The Argentine’s contract expired at midnight on July 1st with him now officially a free agent and capable of signing for anyone.
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newsfootballa month ago

Reports | Barcelona pushing to get Lionel Messi to sign new contract before July 1

According to the BBC, Barcelona are pushing to get Lionel Messi to agree to his contract extension before his deal runs out on the 1st of July with the risk of losing the forward. The 34-year-old has been reportedly close to signing a new deal with the club but nothing has materialized as of yet.
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newsfootballa month ago

Think that model that Barcelona and Real Madrid are defending is dead, asserts Javier Tebas

La Liga president Javier Tebas believes that the Super League is dead without the English clubs and has asked both Barcelona and Real Madrid to realise that they’re in the wrong. The Super League has been suspended at the moment after nine out of the twelve founders withdrew from the project.
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newsfootballa month ago

We won't apologise for trying to organise Super League, asserts Joan Laporta

In light of criticism, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has vowed that the club won’t apologize to UEFA for trying to create a Super League as they wanted to control their ‘own destiny’. The La Liga giants, Real Madrid and Juventus are the only three founding teams still left in the Super League.
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newsfootballa month ago

Barcelona in worse financial state that I expected, proclaims Joan Laporta

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confessed that the club are in worse financial state than even he expected, with the La Liga giants struggling and implied that things need to change. The club have managed to sign four players this summer including moves for Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay.
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newsfootballa month ago

Hope Lionel Messi stays at Barcelona and continues to be very successful, confesses Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas has admitted that he hopes Lionel Messi stays at Barcelona and has ‘many more years’ of success as that is what the Argentine deserves. The 33-year-old has less than a month left on his current contract with Barcelona and has been considering leaving the Camp Nou side this summer.
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newsfootballa month ago

Reports | Barcelona president Joan Laporta looking to sign Matthijs de Ligt this summer

According to Le10 Sport, Barcelona president Joan Laporta is very keen on signing Matthijs de Ligt this summer with the Juventus defender reportedly on the club’s shortlist. The 21-year-old only signed for the Serie A giants in 2019 and has made 75 appearances for the Old Lady since then.
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newsfootballa month ago

UEFA delay disciplinary sanctions against Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus

UEFA have confirmed that they have delayed potential punishments for Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus in light of their participation in the Super League plan. The three clubs had been facing the potential of a Champions League ban but it has been put on hold with nothing concrete in place.
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