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newsfootball4 months ago

We are not considering Lionel Messi's return, asserts Joan Laporta

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has proclaimed that he has received no word over a potential return to the Camp Nou for Lionel Messi and revealed that the Catalan side is not considering making a move for the Argentinean. Messi joined Paris Saint-Germain in the previous summer on a free transfer.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Lionel Messi is the player I worked best with and would be nice if he came back, proclaims Jordi Alba

Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba has asserted that Lionel Messi is the best player he enjoyed the most chemistry with during their time at the Catalan club and admitted that he wants the Argentinean back at the Camp Nou. Messi left the club last summer after spending more than two decades at the club.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Now there is a base in which the team feels confident, proclaims Gerard Pique

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has insisted that his side has changed since the defeat to Bayern Munich and admitted that confidence in the side is growing after reinforcing well in the January transfer window. The Catalan club beat Napoli 5-3 over two legs to qualify further in the Europa League.
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newsfootball6 months ago

I have felt singled out for many years and have accepted it, admits Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba has admitted that he feels singled out for his performances for several years as the media crucifies him if he plays a bad game and doesn't praise when he has plays well. The Spanish full-back received criticism from all quarters for his showing against Athletic Club last week.
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newsfootballa year ago

Barcelona confirm Jordi Alba and Pedri both suffered injuries vs Bayern Munich

Following the ignominy of losing to Bayern Munich again, Barcelona have released an official statement that has confirmed that both Pedri and Jordi Alba suffered injuries during the game. The La Liga giants had an unbeaten start to their 2021/22 season, but suffered a 3-0 loss to the Bavarians.
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newsfootballa year ago

Reports | Jordi Alba to take wage reduction to further decrease Barcelona's wage bill

According to reports from ESPN, Jordi Alba will follow Gerard Pique in accepting a pay cut to help Barcelona decrease their wage bill under La Liga regulations. The Spanish international is understood to have reduced his wages by 25 percent and has also deferred a part of his salary.
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newsfootballa year ago

Barcelona practically gave Luis Suarez away for nothing to direct rival, rues Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba has hit out at Barcelona and the way the club let Luis Suarez leave last summer with the forward sold to Atletico Madrid at a cut-rate price and called it a joke. The 34-year-old won the La Liga title in his debut season and also went on to score 21 goals for the Los Rojiblancos.
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newsfootballa year ago

Pedri and Robert Sanchez earn maiden Spain call-up for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

In light of their recent performances, Brighton and Hove Albion’s Robert Sanchez and Barcelona starlet Pedri have earned their first Spain call-up for Luis Enrique’s 24 man World Cup qualifiers squad. The duo are joined Eibar’s Bryan Gil and Sporting's Pedro Porro who also earn their first call ups.
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newsfootball2 years ago

Reports | Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez set to leave as part of Barcelona’s purge

Amidst rumours of a potential cull at Barcelona, the Guardian has reported that Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez are set to leave the club alongside Samuel Umtiti and Arturo Vidal. The four men are part of a much larger list as new manager Ronald Koeman looks to rebuild the squad this summer.
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featurefootball2 years ago

From the MLS to the Bundesliga: Alphonso Davies’ rise has been stunning and it is far from over

In the age of Kylian Mbappe, Jadon Sancho or numerous other starlets, Alphonso Davies, at 19, has been proclaimed to be the world's best left-back despite a whole catalogue of players older than him dominating the scene. But the question on everybody's mind is the former MLS star worth the hype?
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