Catalan sports papers Sport and El Mundo Deportivo both have reports that Arsenal have set a price for their captain Cesc Fabregas, former FC Barcelona youth player and current Spanish International (23). Although the amounts presented differ, both are enough to suggest that FC Barcelona will have to either negotiate a deal or think long and hard about how much having their former player return to the fold means to them.
FC Barcelona captain and Spanish international Carles Puyol recently gave an interview with Caltalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo. Some excerpts:
It’s only been a week since you won the league and Barça already has its first signing. What do you think of David Villa?
Villa is a great player and a great person also. I know him very well and I think he is a wonderful signing.
What does Villa bring to the team?
Villa brings a lot of goals. He also has a lot of movement and that goes well with our style.
English Premier League club Chelsea are reportedly attempting to sign FC Barcelona youngster Bojan Krkic (19) this summer according to football site caughtoffside. Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is looking to spend big in order to bring some more young talent to Stamford Bridge and has earmarked a move for the highly rated Spanish youth international.
Despite the lost Champions League final, Bayern fans have a reason to celebrate. French international and Bayern winger Frank Ribery (27) extended his current deal until June 2015, ending all speculation that he would come to FC Barcelona. The deal was struck on Saturday before the crucial CL encounter with Inter Milan.
ARSENAL SETS CESC’S PRICE
87 million €! The English club sets that astronomical price to sell Cesc.
In London is thought that Barça has gone over their head to sign Cesc, so they will make the transfer difficult.
Inter and Milan, crazy about Guardiola.
[Non Barça Related]
Inter, champion again after 45 years. Bayern 0 – 2 Inter. The Italian team got the treble with two goals by a great Milito. Mou: “The next season I will coach Madrid“.
VILLA + MESSI + PEDRO = 97 GOALS
Power. Villa’s signing will increase Barça’s offensive power.
Trident. Villa’s 27 goals will be added up to the 47 goals scored by Messi and the 23 goals scored by Pedro.
Arsenal asks for 60 million € for Cesc.
[Non Barça Related]
Mourinho, trichampion. Bayern 0 – 2 Inter. Milito scored two goals that gave the Champions to Inter, which had already won the Italian League and Cup.
Two Norwegian professors in medicine, Jan Hoff and Jan Helgerud, have developed a method for athletes to be able to train for a shorter time, and still be able to run faster and longer than before. The two professors have become widely renowned the last couple of years in Europe, and are now working together with Real Madrid, but Barcelona has also been in touch with them. Their methods have successfully worked on patients with heart problems, breeding salmons, Arabia’s popular trotting horses, and some of the best known athletes in the world.
While his team might not have been in the final, FC Barcelona forward and Argentine International Lionel Messi (22) is part of the history of the 2009-2010 Champions League. With his eight goals scored (four of them against Arsenal), Messi earns the European Golden Boot for being the maximum goal scorer of the Champions League.
Heart-stopping final, but qualified!
Barça Atlètic have qualified for the next phase of the play-off for promotion to the Segunda División A after tying one all with Poli Ejido. The 3-3 first-leg, therefore, turned out to be decisive.
This is a translation of FC Barcelona’s official report of the match. The original can be found here.
According to Catalan new site El Mundo Deportivo, FC Barcelona and Spanish International central defender Gerard Piqué (23) “awoke the craziness” among the young blaugrana fans — mainly among the teenage girls — when he spent nearly two hours signing copies of his new book, Viaje de ida y vuelta (Journey of Away and Home) at the department store El Corte Inglés de Diagonal. Close to 300 adolescents gathered to see their idol.
May 22, 2010
May 21, 2010