The future of Santos starlet Neymar will certainly be all over the headlines this summer as the Brazilian's impending move to Europe looks set to become a reality. Marca reported yesterday that Neymar and Barcelona had agreed terms and the Brazilian attacker was set to join the Catalan giants in July.
After 11 years and 19 titles with Barcelona, Victor Valdes has announced that he is ready to move on. In an interview with FourFourTwo Magazine, Valdes revealed that he has thoroughly enjoyed his time with the Catalan Giants, but is more than ready for a change.
"It's hard to imagine wearing another shirt, but I've been doing this for 11 years.
Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs Lionel Messi talks about his defining moment: being given Barcelona's number 10 shirt [YouTube] Rio Ferdinand signs a new one-year deal at Manchester United [Man Utd] Titus Bramble set to leave Sunderland. Shocking that Paolo Di Canio doesn't want to keep him [BBC] Tony Pulis writes in the local newspaper [.
We don't know for sure that Arsenal are definitely looking to sign another keeper this summer, but it seems fairly likely, with the problems there have been with Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski over the last few years. I really hope that Arsene Wenger has got a clear idea of who he wants to bring in, even if it is between a few keepers, because according to the media he has about 39 different possibilities.
There was very little to play for in most of the games yesterday, which is why the Arsenal v Newcastle game and the Tottenham v Sunderland game were shown simultaneously on Sky sports. The papers and football websites have been building up the tension between the two north London rivals and saying just how important fourth place in the Premier League was.
You can't fail to laugh at this. In the sort of cringe-laughter way that made you enjoy The Office so much. Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song thought that his scintillating performances for Barcelona this season had been noted by his colleagues and that he was to be given the honour of being the first to [.
When we think about modern football, we think of the advanced formations from the ever-present 4-4-2, to the introduction of the inside forward, and to the extremely popular 4-3-3 variants. Football is an ever-changing scenario and with the likes of Guardiola / Mourinho / Laudrup – all young, aspiring, technical managers, new formations and systems will arise as quickly as others are dropped.
The rumour mill seems to have really kicked in with the Spanish media and a few of the stories coming out are of great interest to Arsenal fans. Of course, we do not really know how much truth is behind them, but we arrely do until the agreement's are actually made.
Earlier today it was reported that the long term Arsenal transfer target David Villa was going to our North London rivals Tottenham.
Guardiola v Mourinho on the horizon once more - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The predicted lull to wash over the footballing world come the close season has altogether failed to materialise. Instead of drab, end of season reminiscing, the airwaves have been flooded with the current managerial runaround, one that threatens to trump the entire summer transfer market.
From feuding with his own players to waiting for referees at their cars after matches to jamming his fingers in Tito Vilanova's eyeball, Jose Mourinho's three years at Real Madrid featured many entertainingly villainous moments. Now that it's been made official that the man who disrupted Barcelona's serene reign atop Spanish football will leave at the end of the season, Barca vice president Carles Vilarrubi has said what everyone at his club is probably thinking.
Spain v Ireland in New York a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Barcelona and Real Madrid stars - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Football fans in New York are set to be spoiled this summer, with two high-profile games to be played at the Yankee Stadium in the European off-season. Chelsea and Manchester City are set to do battle on May 25th, and the first international fixture at the historic stadium is set to be played between world champions Spain and Ireland on June 11th.
After years of promising that he wouldn't leave until after the 2014 World Cup on home soil, the Brazilian starlet is moving closer to a move to Barcelona this July, according to reports out of Brazil.
According to the reports, Neymar signed a deal with Barcelona last week, and could make his final appearance for Santos on Sunday in the side's first domestic match of the season against Flamengo.
Barcelona were presented with the Primera Division title for the 22nd time in the club's history after their 2-1 win against Real Valladolid on Sunday. After the match, the players brought their families onto the pitch to join in the celebration, but one person who did not seem to enjoy it was Lionel Messi's infant son, Thiago.
Neymar set for Barcelona move after 2013 Confederations Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Brazilian newspaper O Globo has reported that after much resistance, Neymar will indeed be moving to Barcelona after the 2013 Confederations Cup. The tournament is expected to be held from 15th to 30th June in Brazil which means Neymar will be heading to the Catalan club in July.
According to the Brazilian newspaper ‘O Globo', Neymar last week signed a document that commits him to joining La Liga club Barcelona after the Confederations Cup, which takes place in June.
The Santos player had been hoping to move to Europe after the World Cup next summer, but after gettig hammered by Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season, Barcelona move the deadline up by 12 months.
Barcelona New Jersey 2013-14- Nike unveil new FCB kits Home Away and Goalkeeper is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Barcelona New Jersey 2013-14- Nike unveil new FCB kits Home Away and Goalkeeper is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Barcelona and Nike have today ( 21st May, 2013) unveiled the new FCB kits for 2013/14.
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Barcelona vs Real Valladolid 2-1 Highlights 2013 Pedro Valente OG Perez Penalty Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Barcelona vs Real Valladolid 2013 ( Barca Valladolid VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Barcelona vs Real Valladolid 2-1 ( Pedro, Valente OG/ Perez pen) Nou Camp, Barcelona- 19 May, 2013- [.
Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has dismissed speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona saying he could not leave Anfield because he feels so loved. There had been rumours linking him and Barca goalkeeper Victor Valdes swapping sides, but Reina wants to see out his contract at the Reds.
Liverpool has won the race to sign Spanish attacker Sergi Canos after it was revealed that the youngster had rejected a new contract with Barcelona in order to make the move to Merseyside. A number of weeks ago it was reported in Spanish newspaper Sport that Liverpool had been in contact with representatives of the youngster for some time as they attempted to convince him to reject a new deal at Barcelona.
In a quest to "unite histhree greatest passions: beer, music and Barca," this plucky chap has set about recording Barcelona's club anthem, "ElCant del Barca", using nothing but a range of half-emptied Estrella bottles.
The result, via a dash of computer jiggery pokery (though we are assured that all sounds are 100% genuine), is really rather impressive.
Here's a wonderful little snippet from Barcelona's league title celebrations last night, wherein Carlos Puyol picks up the silverware from its podium and brings it back to the rest of the Barca lads for them to lift it.
For some reason Alex Song thought it was going to be he that the captain selected to lift the trophy alongside him, with the Cameroon midfielder's heart filling with joy for a split second before realising that Puyol had actually selected nearby Eric Abidal a man who, lest we forget, had a liver transplant and still ended the season back in the first-team squad and Tito Vilanova a man who, lest we forget, managed to fight off cancer this term to split the hoisting duties with.
These be the new Barcelona kits for next season...
The home kit's passable (though the big yellow collar is a bit jarring), but we're not so sure about that away strip.
It's all kinds of naff looking thanks to the big, bold blocks of primary colour in the hues of the CatalanSenyera flag- though we suppose anything is an improvement on last year's gaudy, retina-scorching "Tequila Sunrise" kit.
Habt Ihr die Eier? Habt Ihr wirklich die Eier in der Hose? Diese Frage stellen die Frauen des Zürich und zwar ganz offiziell an die Spieler des FC Barcelona. Lionell Messi & Co. sind gefragt und ob sie die Herausforderung angesichts dieser Faktenlage annehmen, bleibt fraglich. Schließlich könnten sich die Männer ja nur blamieren, wenn [.
Apart from the unacceptable events that occurred during the trophy ceremony at the Trocadéro, there is a bigger problem at hand for the PSG staff. 10 000 to 15 000 fans attended on Monday for the third championship win of PSG's history, and the first in 19 years. The Paris metropolitan area has 12 million people.
Liverpool is set to demand Cristian Tello in exchange for Pepe Reina should Barcelona coming knocking in the summer, according to reports. The Mirror reports that Barca are keen to land Reina this summer with Victor Valdes reluctant to sign a new deal at the Nou Camp and says that Rodgers will only listen to their advances if Tello is up for grabs.