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Deco key as Barcelona move for Basel striker Cabral
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Deco key as Barcelona move for Basel striker Cabral

FC Basel striker Arthur Cabral is interesting Barcelona. Mundo Deportivo says Barca see Cabral as cover for Sergio Aguero. The Argentine is facing at least three months on the sidelines after being diagnosed with a heart complaint. Barca are exploring the prospect of taking Cabral on-loan in January. The deal would involve the striker joining to June with a permanent option for €8m. Interestingly, Cabral's agent is former Barca star Deco, who is now acting as a go-between for the two clubs. The player's personal demands would also fall inside Barca's wage budget.  
Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero ‘considering retirement’ as his heart problem is now ‘complicated”
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Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero ‘considering retirement’ as his heart problem is now ‘complicated”

Sergio Aguero is considering his playing future after suffering a heart problem whilst playing for Barcelona recently. The Argentine, who was forced off the pitch, may yet retire with the issue more complicated than was initially expected, reports a Catalan radio station. Aguero recently underwent tests following the heart problem and it has shown that continuing as a professional would not be favorable. The 33-year-old was forced off 42 minutes into his first home start for Barcelona against Alaves last month and was taken to hospital due to breathing difficulties. The former Manchester City star was visibly struggling towards the end of the first half, laying down after clashing with an opponent in the penalty area. He was able to get back to his feet swiftly and walked...
Barcelona identify two forwards to replace Sergio Aguero at Camp Nou
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Barcelona identify two forwards to replace Sergio Aguero at Camp Nou

Barcelona has identified two transfer targets to temporarily replace striker, Sergio Aguero, who is currently sidelined. Aguero will miss at least the next three months after undergoing cardiological tests last week. The Argentine international joined Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer from Manchester City. Aguero was making just his sixth appearance for the Catalan club when he began experiencing chest pains during last weekend’s La Liga clash against Alaves. The 33-year-old was taken to hospital, where he underwent a series of cardiological tests to determine the problem. Earlier this week, Barcelona confirmed in an official statement that Aguero would be unavailable for at least three months while the attacker received further treatment. According to AS, Barc...
Barcelona’s Aguero out for over three months following chest discomfort
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Barcelona’s Aguero out for over three months following chest discomfort

The striker was taken to hospital after complaining of chest discomfort during his side's La Liga clash at the weekend Barcelona have confirmed Sergio Aguero will be out for at least three months after suffering chest problems. The Argentine striker was taken to hospital after complaining of dizziness during his side's 1-1 draw with Alaves on Saturday. Aguero has undergone medical checks and the club have confirmed he will be out of action for several months.  
Barcelona coach gives update on Aguero after heart pain scare
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Barcelona coach gives update on Aguero after heart pain scare

Barcelona interim coach, Sergi Barjuan, has provided the latest update on Sergio Aguero after being taken to the hospital for heart tests. Barjuan said Aguero is ‘calm’ about his situation as tests continue to be carried out. Aguero, who recently returned to fitness after several months on the sidelines, felt pains in his chest during Barcelona’s LaLiga 1-1 draw with Alaves on Saturday. The Argentine international was substituted and taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure after he complained of dizziness. Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Monday ahead of Barcelona’s Champions League clash with Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday night, Barjuan said, “Kun’s absence is very important. “I spoke with him yesterday and he is calm. He is locked away in his room, but he ...
Barcelona striker, Aguero taken to hospital for heart tests
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Barcelona striker, Aguero taken to hospital for heart tests

Barcelona striker, Sergio Aguero, has been taken to hospital for a heart examination, after experiencing chest pain during their 1-1 draw with Alaves on Saturday night. The 33-year-old was substituted before half time, after being attended to on the pitch by Barca’s medical team. Aguero was eventually able to walk off the field by himself, before being transferred to hospital, where tests will be carried out to determine the nature of the problem. “The first team player, Sergio Aguero reported chest discomfort and has been admitted to the hospital for a cardiac exam,” Barca said in a terse statement after the game. Barca also lost Gerard Pique to a calf strain against Alaves to further increase their injury woes. Sergi Roberto, Ronald Araujo, Pedri, Frenkie de Jong, Ansu F...
Koeman had to go, but Xavi might not solve Barcelona’s problems
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Koeman had to go, but Xavi might not solve Barcelona’s problems

Congratulations to #KoemanOut enthusiasts. The Dutchman was eventually put out of his misery following an abject 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday night. It has been a long time coming. Barca President, Joan Laporta, first considered sacking Ronald Koeman in the summer and reportedly told him he needed two weeks to find a new manager. In the end, due to a lack of credible alternatives, Laporta decided to stick with Koeman. Since then, the Catalans have lost to Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Rayo in the league and sit in ninth place. Long-term injuries to Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho and Sergio Aguero have hampered his team selections, while Barcelona have also had to cut down their wage bill to deal with their financial problems. Then Lionel M...
Messi tells PSG to sell one striker
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Messi tells PSG to sell one striker

Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Lionel Messi has fallen out with Mauro Icardi and is now pushing the club to include him in a swap deal to get Sergio Aguero from Barcelona, El Nacional reports. Messi only joined PSG this summer after being unable to extend his contract with Barca. But he has already clashed with Icardi, who he is familiar with from their time in the Argentina national team. Icardi believes Messi is the reason he has not been called up for international duty in over three years. It appears something similar might indeed happen at PSG, with Icardi set to leave. Messi wants Aguero to join him in Paris, as the two have been roommates together over many years for Argentina and have a close personal friendship. Aguero signed a two-year contract with Barca in M...
Aguero refused to take Messi’s No.10 shirt and says it ‘looks good’ on Barcelona team-mate Ansu Fati
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Aguero refused to take Messi’s No.10 shirt and says it ‘looks good’ on Barcelona team-mate Ansu Fati

The Argentine striker has explained why he opted to wear the No.19 jersey instead of the one previously worn by his compatriot Sergio Aguero has revealed that he refused to take Lionel Messi's No.10 shirt while talking up the talents of Barcelona team-mate Ansu Fati. Aguero joined Barca on a free transfer following his departure from Manchester City at the end of the 2020-21 campaign, and was initially expected to link up with fellow Argentina international Messi at Camp Nou. However, that scenario never materialised as the Blaugrana saw Messi leave amid their struggles to reduce their crippling wage bill, and Aguero has now admitted that he turned down the chance to inherit his compatriot's highly-coveted jersey.  
Aguero reveals why he rejected Messi’s no 10 shirt at Barcelona
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Aguero reveals why he rejected Messi’s no 10 shirt at Barcelona

Sergio Aguero has admitted he refused to take Lionel Messi’s No.10 shirt when he joined Barcelona. Following his departure from Manchester City, Aguero joined the LaLiga giants this summer as a free agent. He was expected to link with his friend and compatriot Messi, but the Argentina captain also left the Camp Nou on a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. Aguero could have joined Messi on a list of Barca legends to have worn the No.10 shirt alongside the likes of Ronaldinho and Diego Maradona. But he opted to choose the same number he wears for Argentina. Ansu Fati has since taken the no. 10 shirt. “I chose number 19 because it was available, and I wear it with the Argentina national team. “The players asked me to take the No.10, but I refused. In fact, the No.10 look...
Messi was ‘sick’ after Barcelona confirmed his exit – Aguero reveals
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Messi was ‘sick’ after Barcelona confirmed his exit – Aguero reveals

Sergio Aguero has revealed that Lionel Messi was “sick” after his departure from Barcelona was confirmed. The ex-Manchester City striker has long been good friends with Messi, with the two being past roommates when playing internationally. Aguero joined Barca with the expectation he would be lining up alongside the 34-year-old. But after a shock emotional exit, Messi ended up at Paris Saint-Germain. Ahead of his debut for Barcelona, Aguero has opened up in an interview about Messi’s private reaction when he discovered his time at the Nou Camp had been cut short. Talking to El Pais, Aguero said: “It was a moment of shock. He was very sick. When I found out I couldn’t believe it. “That Saturday I went to see him at his house. And, because of my personality, since I didn’t...
LaLiga: Barcelona receive double injury boost
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LaLiga: Barcelona receive double injury boost

Barcelona recieved a double boost on Monday, as Sergio Aguero and Ousmane Dembele returned to training. Dembele underwent surgery in June after injuring his right knee during France’s Euro 2020 match against Hungary. Aguero, who arrived as a free agent, is yet to make his debut for the club. The Argentina striker returned to training for the first time since injuring his calf in a preseason session on August 8. Both players participated in a section of the training session, according to Barca’s official Twitter account. However, they still need to be given the medical all-clear, before they are available for selection by coach Ronald Koeman. The Catalans host Valencia on Sunday in LaLiga, after winning one of their last six games in all competitions, failing to score in...
LaLiga reveals two Barcelona players that caused Messi’s departure to PSG
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LaLiga reveals two Barcelona players that caused Messi’s departure to PSG

LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, has said Lionel Messi could have stayed at Barcelona this season if the club did not sign Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero. Messi now plays for Paris Saint-Germain in France, after joining the club on a free transfer in the summer. The 34-year-old left Nou Camp because Barca, whose gross debt is close to €1.4 billion, could not afford to renew his contract. Barca president Joan Laporta revealed that the club could have kept Messi, if they agreed to LaLiga’s offer to sell 10% of its business to CVC Capital Partners. That deal would have been worth around €270 million to Barca, but they refused to sign off the sale. Tebas has now explained how the deal would have allowed Barca to renew Messi’s contract. “I had dinner at Laporta’s house and...
‘We don’t have this weapon’ – Guardiola says Man City can’t match firepower of rivals’ strikers
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‘We don’t have this weapon’ – Guardiola says Man City can’t match firepower of rivals’ strikers

While Chelsea added Romelu Lukaku, the Premier League champions failed to land a centre forward in the transfer window Pep Guardiola has admitted that Manchester City need a striker after failing to find a replacement for Sergio Aguero in the transfer window. City spent the summer chasing Harry Kane but couldn’t strike a deal with Tottenham while Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Manchester United after being linked with a late switch to the Etihad Stadium. Meanwhile, title rivals Chelsea signed Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku in a £98 million ($136m) deal and, ahead of Saturday’s clash at Stamford Bridge, Guardiola said City lack a similar goalscorer.  
Ronaldo’s mum reveals what player told her about moving to Man City
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Ronaldo’s mum reveals what player told her about moving to Man City

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, has said her son promised not to join Manchester City this summer. The 36-year-old was heavily linked with a move to City, after he made up his mind to leave Juventus. Pep Guardiola was interested in bringing in Ronaldo, after Sergio Aguero left the Etihad as a free agent to join Barcelona. However, Ronaldo returned to Manchester United, 12 years after he left the club for Real Madrid. His mother has now revealed the conversation they had about the Portugal captain’s future. “On the TV there was talk of Manchester City, but he said to me ‘Mom, don’t worry about what they’re saying because I’m going to Manchester [United],” Aveiro said on the ADN de Leao podcast. “I said I liked that a lot and he pleased me.”...
Aguero Clears air on Messi-related Barcelona release clause
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Aguero Clears air on Messi-related Barcelona release clause

Sergio Aguero has insisted he does not have a Lionel Messi-related release clause in his contract at Barcelona. Aguero joined Barca as a free agent this summer following his departure from Manchester City in June. It was initially suggested that Messi was one of the main reasons the 33-year-old chose to join the Blaugrana. But Messi has moved to Paris Saint-Germain shortly and it was subsequently reported that Aguero demanded to tear up his agreement with Barca. He has now come out to set the record straight, insisting that it was never stipulated in his contract that Messi’s future was linked to his own in any way shape or form. “I don’t understand why there was talk of this. When I signed, Leo had nothing signed. They were coming to an agreement. “It was invented that...
Aguero denies existence of Messi-related release clause at Barcelona
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Aguero denies existence of Messi-related release clause at Barcelona

  The Argentine has insisted that he remains fully committed to the project he signed up for at Camp Nou despite the departure of his compatriot Sergio Aguero has denied the existence of a Lionel Messi-related release clause in his contract at Barcelona. Aguero signed for Barca on a free transfer following his departure from Manchester City in June, committing to a two-year contract at Camp Nou. It was initially suggested that one of the main reasons the 33-year-old chose to join the Blaugrana was to link up with fellow Argentina international Messi, but he ended up having to bring his 21-year accusations to the club to an end due to their struggles to get below La Liga's salary cap.  
LaLiga: Why I rejected Messi’s No.10 jersey – Sergio Aguero
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LaLiga: Why I rejected Messi’s No.10 jersey – Sergio Aguero

Former Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero has revealed why he turned down the chance to take the No.10 shirt left vacant by Lionel Messi’s departure at Barcelona. Aguero said it was ‘out of respect’ for the 34-year-old star now plying his trade with Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentina International signed a two-year deal with Barcelona, having left Man City on a free transfer at the end of May. He hoped to line up alongside his fellow countryman, Messi but the Argentine captain left a few weeks later, signing for PSG. That meant Messi’s coveted No.10 shirt became available, but Aguero, who wore the same number at his previous club, Man City, opted to wear the No.19 shirt for the Catalan club. “Refusing to wear the number 10 shirt at Barcelona?” he told Twi...
Manchester City to honour club legends Kompany and Silva with statues unveiled at Arsenal clash
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Manchester City to honour club legends Kompany and Silva with statues unveiled at Arsenal clash

Two of the club's greatest ever players to have sculptures at Etihad Stadium revealed with another of Sergio Aguero to join them later Manchester City will unveil statues to David Silva and Vincent Kompany outside the Etihad Stadium before the Premier League match with Arsenal on Saturday. City commissioned the sculptures to the pair who are seen as the two of the greatest players in the club’s history - and will later add a third of former striker Sergio Aguero. Kompany spent 11 years at the club while Silva was at the Etihad for a decade and helped transform City into one of the best teams in England.
Guardiola makes Man City spending admission as Kane transfer talk rages on
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Guardiola makes Man City spending admission as Kane transfer talk rages on

The Blues boss is refusing to be drawn on whether a move will be made for a prolific Tottenham striker, but he is always looking for more talent Pep Guardiola admits that Manchester City have an "obligation" to spend on top talent, but the Blues boss is still refusing to be drawn on whether or not he will move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane before the summer transfer window closes. The reigning Premier League champions find themselves short of a prolific No.9 following the summer departure of the club's all-time leading goalscorer, Sergio Aguero. An approach for Kane is said to have been in the pipeline for a while, amid rumours of City breaking the British transfer record again with another £100 million-plus ($136m) deal, but Guardiola continues to talk around the subject ahead o...
Sergio Aguero rejects Barcelona’s No. 10 jersey
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Sergio Aguero rejects Barcelona’s No. 10 jersey

Sergio Aguero has turned down the opportunity to wear Barcelona’s legendary number 10 shirt, according to Sport’s Albert Roger. Aguero, one of Barcelona’s new signings, who wore the exact number for Manchester City before moving to Barcelona in the summer, was told to take the number 10 jersey by second captain Gerard Pique. However, the former Manchester City striker rejected the possibility of taking over the number made vacant by Lionel Messi’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain. Barca’s number 10 jersey has been worn by players such as Diego Maradona, Pep Guardiola, Hristo Stoichkov, Romario, Rivaldo, Riquelme, Ronaldinho. The brand of Barcelona’s number 10 jersey has become synonymous with Messi and Aguero may have rejected it given all the pressure that comes with the s...
Aguero, Depay told to leave Barcelona after Messi’s exit
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Aguero, Depay told to leave Barcelona after Messi’s exit

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has told Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay to consider leaving Barcelona following the shock departure of Lionel Messi from the club. Messi officially bid farewell to the LaLiga side on Sunday in an emotional press conference. The 34-year-old could not extend his stay at the Nou Camp, “because of financial and structural obstacles”. Ferdinand has now said other Barcelona players will be questioning their future following his exit. Speaking on his FIVE YouTube channel, he said: “If I’m [Memphis] Depay or [Sergio] Aguero, I’m saying, “I need to go back to where I came from, I want another club! I came here to play with Messi”. “That’s why you joined Barcelona. Yes it’s a great club and I’ve got great respect fo...
USMNT and Chelsea star Pulisic signs with Puma
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USMNT and Chelsea star Pulisic signs with Puma

The American joins the likes of Neymar and Sergio Aguero among the company's sponsored players U.S. men's national team and Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has signed a new long-term deal with Puma, the company announced on Monday. As part of the multi-year deal, Puma has partnered with Pulisic to help develop programs and opportunities for young players in the U.S., which includes product donations to underserved youth, camps and clinics, rehabilitating fields and additional projects. Pulisic, who is heading into his third season with Chelsea, will debut a set of customized Puma ULTRA 1.3 boots for the Blues' UEFA Super Cup clash against Villarreal on Wednesday.
Barcelona player to Wear Lionel Messi’s No.10 jersey Revealed
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Barcelona player to Wear Lionel Messi’s No.10 jersey Revealed

The next Barcelona player to wear the iconic No. 10 jersey left behind by former captain Lionel Messi has been revealed, according to Barca Universal. Lionel Messi’s exit at Barcelona has left a massive void in the team from all possible angles. A host of Barcelona supporters have called for the No. 10 jersey to be retired for its historical significance, but La Liga’s rules do not allow a single jersey number from 1-25 to be left vacant no matter legendary status of whoever had it. Barca Universal reports that Pedri is in line to take over the club’s No. 10 shirt. The club released their squad numbers on Friday, a day after the Catalan club announced the departure of their captain and between 1 and 20 jersey numbers, only two were missing. Among the jersey n...
Barcelona Suffer Double Injury Blow
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Barcelona Suffer Double Injury Blow

Barcelona have suffered a major double injury blow. The Catalan club confirmed this in a statement on Sunday that their players, Sergio Aguero and Clement Lenglet will be on the sidelines after picking an injury ahead of their Joan Gamper Trophy clash with Juventus on Sunday night. The LaLiga giants also confirmed that Philippe Coutinho is in line to feature against Juvetus. “Philippe Coutinho has been passed fit to return to action but Clement Lenglet and Sergio Aguero are both out,” Barcelona’s statement reads. “The French defender [Lenglet] has a tendon problem in his right knee and is ruled out, with his return depending on his recovery. “The Argentine striker [Aguero] has a right calf injury and will undergo more tests to find out the exact extent of the...
Aguero speaks on leaving Barcelona after Messi exit
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Aguero speaks on leaving Barcelona after Messi exit

  Barcelona striker, Sergio Aguero, has responded to reports that he would be following the club’s departing captain, Lionel Messi, out of Camp Nou. Reports had emerged in Spain that Aguero would follow Messi out of Barcelona after the Catalan club confirmed on Thursday that his fellow compatriot would leave the club on a free transfer this summer. Aguero moved to Barcelona on a free transfer from Manchester City earlier this summer in a bid to play alongside close friend Messi. However, the 33-year-old has now provided an ultimate update on his future at Barcelona after the club announced that Messi would not be signing a new contract due to LaLiga regulations. This left Aguero high and dry without Messi in Barcelona and reports in Spain claimed the furious Striker...
Barcelona leave Messi’s no 10 Shirt Vacant as Depay, Aguero get Squad numbers
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Barcelona leave Messi’s no 10 Shirt Vacant as Depay, Aguero get Squad numbers

Barcelona new signings, Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero have been given their squad numbers, Goal reports. However, the No.10 remains vacant, following the announcement that captain Lionel Messi is leaving the LaLiga giants. Barca are moving on without Messi and will play Juventus in the Joan Gamper Trophy on Sunday. Their squad list for that fixture, has offered a nod towards the club’s new number list. Memphis, who has joined as a free agent from Lyon, will don the No.9 jersey, with Martin Braithwaite being moved to 12. Former Manchester City striker, Aguero has taken No.19.
Sergio Aguero Moves to Follow Lionel Messi out of Barcelona
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Sergio Aguero Moves to Follow Lionel Messi out of Barcelona

Newly signed Barcelona striker, Sergio Aguero now wants to leave the club immediately following the departure of Lionel Messi, according to La Porteria. Barcelona announced on Thursday that Messi, a free agent, will no longer play for the club after 21 years with the Catalan giants. Aguero left Manchester City as a free agent at the end of last season and joined Barcelona basically to play alongside Messi. And now the Argentine, according to the report is not taking Messi’s departure lightly and wants to leave the club without playing a single competitive game. Aguero and Messi have shared the pitch for more than a decade with Argentines winning the Copa America together this summer and the former Manchester City forward is said to be angry the way things turned...
What Grealish Said after Joining Man City
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What Grealish Said after Joining Man City

New Manchester City signing, Jack Grealish, has said that he cannot wait to get started after joining the club from Aston Villa on Thursday. DAILY POST reports that Grealish becomes the most expensive English player after joining Man City from Aston Villa for a British record £100million on Thursday evening. The 25-year-old, who signed a six-year deal, will wear the No. 10 shirt worn by Man City legend, Sergio Aguero, who moved to Barcelona weeks ago. He had spent eight seasons with Aston Villa, during which he scored 32 goals, made 43 assists in 213 appearances. “I’m incredibly happy to have joined Manchester City,” Grealish told Man City’s website after joining the club. “City are the best team in the country with a manager considered to...
Real Madrid to sue LaLiga over £2.3bn cash injection
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Real Madrid to sue LaLiga over £2.3bn cash injection

  Real Madrid are planning to sue LaLiga, as they are unhappy with the league’s £2.3billion deal with an American private equity firm, CVC, El Independiente reports. The Spanish league celebrated the initiative, called ‘Boost LaLiga’. It will come with a major cash-injection to its clubs, in a bid to to help alleviate the financial hit they have all taken from COVID-19. The deal will especially help Barcelona and means they can finally sign Lionel Messi to a new deal and register new signings such as Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay. But their rivals Real are less than impressed with the announcement. Los Blancos are planning to sue the organising body for misappropriation of assets. The report says Real believe that part of the rights the league a...
Messi Stays Away from Training after Barcelona bans him
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Messi Stays Away from Training after Barcelona bans him

Lionel Messi did not turn up for training with Barcelona, as the delay surrounding him signing a new deal with the club continues. The first-team squad are currently in Germany, where they have been based for the past week. They are preparing for a pre-season friendly game against Salzburg on Wednesday. Summer signing Sergio Aguero was expected to start preseason on Monday, but returned a few days early and has been working alone at the club’s training base since Friday. Brazil defender, Emerson Royal, also underwent COVID-19 and medical checks on Monday ahead of returning to training this week. Messi was also due back in today, but ESPN reports the club and the player have decided to delay his start date. As a free agent, the 34-year-old would be ...
Who has the most hat-tricks in Premier League history? Aguero, Shearer & players who scored most goal trios
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Who has the most hat-tricks in Premier League history? Aguero, Shearer & players who scored most goal trios

The likes of Sergio Aguero and Alan Shearer have scored the most hat-tricks in Premier League history - but who has netted the most outright? The term 'hat-trick' is used to define when a player Who has the most hat-tricks in Premier League history? Aguero, Shearer & players who scored most goal trios the feat of scoring three goals in a game , and is one of the most impressive individual feats a player can accomplish during a match. Hat-trick scorers earn the right to take the match ball home after full-time. But who has scored the most hat-tricks in the Premier League era? Goal takes a look.
LaLiga Could lock Messi from playing for Barcelona until January
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LaLiga Could lock Messi from playing for Barcelona until January

  Barcelona face the possibility of not being able to register Lionel Messi for play in LaLiga until January 2022, ESPN reports. The Catalans are looking for ways to reduce their wage bill, to align with LaLiga’s financial fair play rules. If they can’t, they risk not being able to register Messi’s new contract or new arrivals, Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Emerson Royal. Barca have until the end of the transfer window on August 31 to submit Messi’s deal and their new signings to LaLiga, but internally, the club wants everything resolved before August 15, when they kick off their league campaign at home to Real Sociedad. The League president, Javier Tebas, is adamant he will not relax the rules for Barcelona. A failure to get their finances in ord...
Guardiola set to switch Man City target from Harry Kane to Lewandowski
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Guardiola set to switch Man City target from Harry Kane to Lewandowski

Manchester City are monitoring the contract situation of Robert Lewandowski, according to SportsMail. Pep Guardiola is seeking to bring in an elite centre forward this summer to replace Sergio Aguero, who left as a free agent. Lewandowski has two years left on his current £300,000-a-week deal at Bayern Munich. City’s top target is Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who they offered £100million before Euro 2020 kicked off. But Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, is determined to hold on to Kane for at least one more season, forcing City to consider alternatives. Lewandowski, 32, played under Guardiola at Bayern from 2014-2016, winning two Bundesliga titles and the German Cup. Real Madrid also have a long-standing interest in Lewandowski and his agent, Pini Zahavi, recently brokered the ...
Depay takes 30 per cent pay cut at Barcelona as La Liga giants struggle with salary cap
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Depay takes 30 per cent pay cut at Barcelona as La Liga giants struggle with salary cap

The Dutch forward is having to accept reduced terms at Camp Nou as the Blaugrana seek to balance their books Memphis Depay is set to earn 30 per cent less at Barcelona than was initially agreed, Goal has learned, with the Liga giants needing to cut costs in order to operate under a salary cap. The Netherlands international forward is among those to have made a move to Camp Nou this summer, along with Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Emerson Royal. Deals are, however, yet to be officially completed as the Blaugrana need to free up funds in order to get fresh faces on board and keep their books balanced.
LaLiga Bans Barcelona from registering Aguero, Depay, others
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LaLiga Bans Barcelona from registering Aguero, Depay, others

  LaLiga has barred Barcelona from registering new players, because of their financial troubles, Goal reports. Barca have exceeded LaLiga’s strict salary limit and until players leave the Nou Camp, new signings like Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia cannot be officially registered with the league. Emerson Royal has also arrived this summer as the club chases mainly free transfers. Captain Lionel Messi is also currently a free agent after his deal expired on June 30. Although negotiations are ongoing with Messi, Barcelona need to clear salary space to re-register him. Players are being pushed to leave the club, some by choice and some out of sheer necessity for the urgent salary-cap situation.
Kane claims no contact with Spurs over future amid talk of £100m bid from Man City
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Kane claims no contact with Spurs over future amid talk of £100m bid from Man City

The England international striker is fully focused on events at Euro 2020, with no thought given to a possible summer transfer Harry Kane claims to have had no contact with Tottenham regarding his future, with the England captain focused on Euro 2020 as talk of £100 million ($139m) bids from Manchester City rages around him. The prolific frontman was expected to push for a switch away from north London this summer as he looks to land the major silverware that has so far eluded him. City are ready to open their doors to a proven Premier League performer, with Pep Guardiola looking to replace Sergio Aguero at the Etihad Stadium, but Kane says domestic matters will not become a distraction for him while away on international duty.
Paulinho open to Barcelona return as another free agent signing for Liga giants
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Paulinho open to Barcelona return as another free agent signing for Liga giants

The Brazilian midfielder was a surprise addition at Camp Nou in 2017 and is not ruling out a second stint Paulinho is leaving the door open for a second move to Barcelona, with the Brazilian midfielder another free agent option for the Liga giants to consider this summer. Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay have already been snapped up at the end of their contracts at Manchester City and Lyon, with Ronald Koeman bringing in reinforcements that have required no transfer fee. Paulinho may be another addition to explore, with the 32-year-old severing ties with Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande, and he has already spent one season at Camp Nou after becoming a surprise signing in 2017.
Lionel Messi to sign new Barcelona contract till 2023
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Lionel Messi to sign new Barcelona contract till 2023

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi is in the final week of his contract with the Spanish club, and it has been confirmed that he will sign a new contract till 2023.   The recent signings of Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay convinced the Argentine playmaker to extend his contract with the Spanish giants.   Transfer window specialist Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, confirmed that an agreement between Barcelona and Messi is all but reached, with only a few details of the contract remaining to be finalised. Messi, as claimed by Romano, will sign a new contract that would keep him at the club till 2023.   "Lionel Messi will extend his contract with Barcelona until June 2023, all parties involved have no doubt - but there are still some clauses to be fixed in th...
Manchester City lining up £100m move for Tottenham striker Kane
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Manchester City lining up £100m move for Tottenham striker Kane

The England international is Pep Guardiola's top target as the Premier League champions search for a replacement for record goalscorer Sergio Aguero. Manchester City are set to step up their interest in Harry Kane, with the Premier League champions expected to make a formal move for the Tottenham striker. Goal has been told by club sources that City have not yet made an official bid amid reports of a £100 million ($139m) offer. But the 27-year-old is City’s top target this summer, with Pep Guardiola keen on adding the England international to a side that won the Premier League and reached the final of the Champions League.
Barcelona want Messi Contract decision ‘as Soon as Possible’
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Barcelona want Messi Contract decision ‘as Soon as Possible’

  Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, wants Lionel Messi to make his contract call “as soon as possible”. Laporta also said Sergio Aguero who joined as a free agent this summer, is “helping” talk his compatriot into penning fresh terms. Messi himself will be a free agent at the end of June, but an extended stay at Barcelona is also being mooted. Laporta remains optimistic but does want a decision, telling La Vanguardia: “I would like Messi to tell us ‘yes’ as soon as possible. He would help us in every way.” He added: “Aguero is helping. He is telling him every day to stay.” Laporta went on to say that he is “in communication with [Messi] every other day”. The Barca president also claims to have been encouraged by the attitude of Messi during talks, adding: “He is...
Barcelona complete Depay signing as a free agent on two-year contract
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Barcelona complete Depay signing as a free agent on two-year contract

The Dutch winger had been linked with the Catalan side for over a year and has finally signed a deal Barcelona have completed the signing of Memphis Depay. The 27-year-old winger has joined on a free transfer after running down his contract at Lyon. The attacker is the fourth player to join the Spanish side this summer, following Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia, who were both signed after leaving Manchester City, and Emerson Royal.
Garcia responds to Laporte transfer talk after leaving Manchester City for Barcelona
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Garcia responds to Laporte transfer talk after leaving Manchester City for Barcelona

The 20-year-old defender is currently with a familiar face in Spain's Euro 2020 squad and could be reunited with him at club level next season Eric Garcia claims to have had no talks with Aymeric Laporte regarding his future, but considers his Spain team-mate to be a "great player" and would have no complaints if he followed from Manchester City to Barcelona. The 20-year-old defender has made his own switch from Etihad Stadium to Camp Nou this summer, with the Catalan returning to his roots after four years in England. Sergio Aguero has also traded City for the Blaugrana, and Laporte could complete a hat-trick of deals as he is heavily linked with a move away from Manchester.
Manchester City kit man who won Sergio Aguero’s £40k Range Rover in a raffle arranged by striker is selling off the car for £23k
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Manchester City kit man who won Sergio Aguero’s £40k Range Rover in a raffle arranged by striker is selling off the car for £23k

A Manchester City's kit man has put a Range Rover for sale on eBay that was gifted by the departing club legend Sergio Aguero. The Argentine striker organised a raffle for staff before saying his emotional goodbyes and joining Barcelona as a free agent last week. Before he left, Ally Marland, a popular member of the backroom staff since he joined in 2012, was the lucky winner and was handed the keys in the car park by Aguero.p According to Daily Mail, Ally and his wife Nicky who both already have two cars decided to put the 2016 Range Rover Evoque - valued at £40,000 - on eBay with a starting price of £23,000. Manchester City kit man who won Sergio Aguero A total of five percent of the sale will be donated to Derian House Children's Hospice in Chorley as a kind gesture f...
Man City have no plans to offload Gundogan amid Barcelona transfer rumours
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Man City have no plans to offload Gundogan amid Barcelona transfer rumours

The Germany international has been linked with a move to Camp Nou but still has two years remaining on his current contract Manchester City have no plans to sell Ilkay Gundogan this summer and remain relaxed about his contract situation, Goal can confirm. The Germany international, who finished the season as the club’s top scorer, has two years remaining on his current deal with no talks planned over an extension. Barcelona, who have already signed Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia from City on free transfers this summer, have been linked with a potential move for Gundogan.
Guardiola ready to Complete Deals for Harry Kane, Grealish
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Guardiola ready to Complete Deals for Harry Kane, Grealish

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, wants to add both Jack Grealish and Harry Kane to his squad this summer, ESPN reports. Aston Villa captain Grealish is set to start for England in their Euro 2020 opening game against Croatia on Sunday. City believe they can land the 25-year-old after the competition, with Villa expected to demand £100million. Guardiola has been a long-term admirer of Grealish and has publicly admired the player’s ability in the past. Grealish has a deal until 2020, but City will be encouraged by the arrival of Emiliano Buendia at Villa Park from Norwich City in a £33m club record move. The Spaniard is also determined to find a world-class replacement for Sergio Aguero who has since signed for Barcelona as a free agent. England captain Ka...
Details of Messi’s new 10-year Deal with Barcelona Emerge
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Details of Messi’s new 10-year Deal with Barcelona Emerge

  Lionel Messi will end speculation about his future with Barcelona, by signing a stunning 10-year contract, the UK Mirror reports. Messi will see his current deal expire on June 30, 2021, one year after he tried to force his way out of the Nou Camp. With his contract expiring, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a move for the Argentine captain. But following the signing of his close friend and compatriot Sergio Aguero, Messi is ready to put pen-to-paper on a long-term deal. The 33-year-old will be given a contract until 2031 in order to afford his staggering salary. Barca’s current financial situation means spreading Messi’s wages over a longer period of time could make a deal more viable in the short-term. Messi will earn around £2...
Man City Owner Breaks Silence after UCL Final Defeat,Reveals Plan for Guardiola
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Man City Owner Breaks Silence after UCL Final Defeat,Reveals Plan for Guardiola

  Manchester City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, has vowed to “send a strong message” in the transfer market this summer. City won the Premier League and Carabao Cup, but lost the Champions League final to Chelsea. The Etihad club remain desperate to conquer Europe with manager Pep Guardiola and Al Mubarak has promised to bolster the squad ahead of the new season. According to him, a new striker will arrive to replace Sergio Aguero, who has since signed for Barcelona. “Having won the league, it is not the time to sit back and be content. That would be your biggest mistake. “This is the time to send a strong message, that there’s no contentment, that you’re not satisfied with just winning the league,” Al Mubarak told Man City website. He added: “We lose a very impo...
Sergio Aguero handed out raffle tickets to all of Manchester City’s first-team staff to win his £40k Range Rover he left behind after moving to Barcelona
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Sergio Aguero handed out raffle tickets to all of Manchester City’s first-team staff to win his £40k Range Rover he left behind after moving to Barcelona

Sergio Aguero showed his generosity to Manchester City's staff before leaving for Barcelona. The Argentine international thanked the staff in a very special way after they helped him during his decade at the club, where he won 15 trophies including five Premier League titles. According to The Athletic, the striker gave every member of City's staff a raffle ticket for his £40,000 Range Rover and bought each of them either a Hublot or Tag Heuer watch which had the words 'Gracias! Kun Aguero' engraved. A member of the City's kit team won the luxury car while each watch is thought to have cost at least £1,000 with the Tag Heuer Formula 1 model priced between £1,200 and £1,650. The report states that the 32-year-old contributed a significant amount to a pot of money which th...
Messi has not Agreed on new Contract – Barcelona President, Laporta
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Messi has not Agreed on new Contract – Barcelona President, Laporta

  Barcelona President, Joan Laporta has denied stories that Lionel Messi has already agreed on a new contract with the club. However, he insists Messi wants to continue with the Catalan side. The 33-year-old is out of contract at the end of June, but reports on Tuesday claimed he had agreed on a new two-year deal. “Talks are ongoing with Messi’s people,” Laporta said in a news conference when asked if an agreement was in place. “As I have said, they’re going well. We hope to keep making progress. “It’s not done but I am convinced, like [Aguero] said, that they would like to play together here. I have always said the issue with Leo is not financial for him. Barcelona president, Laporta gives update on Messi’s future, Guardiola’s return “[Messi] is showing a ...

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