Tag Archives: Barcelona

Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele suspended by Dortmund

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Ousmane Dembele has been suspended by Borussia Dortmund after skipping training, with the Bundesliga club having turned down an offer from Barcelona for the winger earlier on Thursday. Dembele is being targeted as a replacement for Neymar, who left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last week in a record-shattering €222million deal. And the 20-year-old was absent from training without permission on ...

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Neymar to earn £40.3m a year at Paris St-Germain

Neymar arrived for training at Barcelona on Wednesday, and told his team-mates he wanted to leave (Image credit: EPA)

Neymar will earn 865,000 euros (£775,477) a week when the Brazil forward completes his world record move from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain. The 25-year-old’s wages will equate to 45m euros (£40.3m) a year before tax. Barcelona have told the French club they must pay his 222m euro (£198m) fee “in full” and they are understood to be ready to meet ...

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Neymar could be unveiled as a PSG player by the end of the week

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Neymar’s adviser has told reporters that the Brazilian international could be a Paris Saint-Germain player by the end of the week. It emerged on Wednesday that Neymar has informed his current club Barcelona that he wants to leave. And French side PSG are set to acquire the 25-year-old and smash the world transfer record in the process, by paying the ...

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Mathieu joins Sporting after Barcelona contract is terminated

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French defender Jeremy Mathieu has had his Barcelona contract terminated and joined Sporting Lisbon on a two-year deal. The 33-year-old centre-back leaves the Nou Camp after three seasons, in which he made 91 appearances and scored four goals, and has agreed a deal with the Portuguese club which includes a €60m release clause. Mathieu was one of Luis Enrique’s first ...

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Barcelona announce Lionel Messi will stay until 2021

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Barcelona have handed Lionel Messi a new contract, tying the Argentinian wizard to the club for four more years and pumping his weekly wage up to an eye-watering £500,000. Messi had left Barca supporters nervously trying to read the signs coming out of his camp as his current deal was allowed to run down to June 2018. But that wait ...

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Barcelona: Ernesto Valverde replaces Luis Enrique as manager

Ernesto Valverde was Athletic Bilbao boss for the past four years (Image credit: Getty Images)

Barcelona have appointed Ernesto Valverde as their head coach on a two-year deal, with an option for a third. Former Barca forward Valverde announced last week that he was leaving Athletic Bilbao after four years in charge. He replaces Luis Enrique, who revealed in March that he would leave the club – who finished second in La Liga – at ...

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Messi goes past 50 goals this season as Barcelona beat Villareal

Lionel Messi is the first player from the top five European leagues (Spain, England, Italy, Germany, France) to reach 50 goals this season in all competitions (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lionel Messi scored his 50th and 51st goals of the season as Barcelona beat Villarreal to temporarily move three points clear at the top of La Liga. Real Madrid later restored parity with a 4-0 win over Tony Adams’ Granada. Barca went ahead when Neymar finished off a fine team move by scoring from close range after Messi’s pass. Villarreal ...

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Why We Love the El Clasico

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Across the hundreds of countries that will broadcast it live, Real Madrid against Barcelona is usually known as El Clasico. Fair enough, too, as it’s a genuine all-time classic of football rivalry. But in parts of Spain, particularly where traditionalists meet and shout at each other in smoky cafes over canas of cerveza, jabbing their stogies forward with each repeated ...

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