Memphis Depay, one step away from signing with Barcelona, ​​assures in France

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Mexico City / 17.05.2021 17:18:18

The FC Barcelona seems to have his next striker insured for the following season, and since France affirm that Memphis Depay, star of Lyon, would have accepted the conditions to sign with the Blaugrana entity.

The newspaper The team points out that the agents of the Dutch footballer they are ending the details of your contract, in which a not very high salary Due to the delicate economic situation that the culé club is going through.

Depay, a 27-year-old attacker, ends his bond with him Lyon olympic, so it will arrive at no additional cost and the rotary Sports world adds that his signature would not be an impediment to search for Sergio Aguero, who also ends his stay at the Manchester City.

For the native of Netherlands it would be a revenge on a continental giant after its failed passage through the Manchester United a few years ago.

Barcelona must also take care of ensuring the permanence of Lionel Messi, who could live his last days as a Blaugrana player; the Barça It comes from a strong blow like losing your chances of winning LaLiga last Sunday when he fell at home before him Celtic.


The female Barça, distinguished with the Gold Plate of the Royal Order of Sports Merit


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The Higher Sports Council (CSD) has awarded the female FC Barcelona with the Gold Plate of the Royal Order of Sports Merit for his brilliant record in recent seasons. The Catalans became on Sunday night at the first Spanish team to win the women’s Champions League and its season is undeniable.

The president of the CSD, Jose Manuel Franco, has decided in favor of Lluís Cortés’s for what this title means for women’s football: “This is a well-deserved recognition: it highlights everything that FC Barcelona has achieved for women in recent years and is an award for a job well done”.

Along these lines, he also wanted to emphasize his admiration for the club and the team: “They have achieved a milestone for women’s football in our country by being the first team to win the Champions League. He has all my admiration “. It was José Manuel Franco himself, who has been in office for just a few weeks, who This has been communicated to Joan Laporta, president of the Barça club.

The Champions League, the reward for good work

The women’s FC Barcelona is the first Spanish team to win the highest continental title. After succumbing in the final two years ago against Olympique Lyon, Lluís Cortés’s have redeemed themselves with a resounding win over Chelsea that marks the club’s first European title.

Barcelona, ​​without going any further, is the first sports entity in history to win the Champions League with men’s and women’s teams. During this season, the Catalans have shown an unappealable hegemony: with the Iberdrola League and the Champions League in their pockets, They are looking for the perfect course with the Copa de la Reina. In the semifinals, Real Madrid is already waiting and in a hypothetical final it would be UD Levante or Atlético de Madrid.

The Catalans are the Spanish team with the most league and cup titles on the list. Its showcase shows a total of six First Iberdrola leagues, won in the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2020 and 2021, and another seven Queen’s Cups, achieved in 1994, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2020.


Barcelona FC, Lionel Messi’s team, would have a new reinforcement: Memphis Depay

The season for Barcelona is practically over. With the defeat against Levante, the Catalans were seven points behind Atlético de Madrid and there is only one game left to play. The board of directors, led by Joan Laporta, is working to strengthen the team so that this one is protagonist in the next season, especially in the UEFA Champions League.

For several months there has been speculation with possible signings such as Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero. But one of the most popular was Memphis Depay, a Dutch player, who would have been asked directly by Ronald Koeman.

According to the newspaper L’Équipe, Only details are missing for the forward to become a new Barcelona player. The footballer would have accepted a not so high salary due to the economic conditions of the club.

The information was also shared by Mundo Deportivo, which added that the Dutchman “prioritizes playing at the Camp Nou over other proposals like those of Juventus, Inter Milan or Atlético de Madrid ”.

The Spanish media had already anticipated that Depay was looking for a house in Barcelona, ​​in the Pedralbes area. This reinforcement does not close the door to Sergio Agüero, who would also be hired. However, Martin Braithwaite would be the footballer who would not have a place in the team.

For now, those are the strongest names that sound in the pass market for Barcelona, because Neymar, who was another possible contract, renewed with Paris Saint-Germain until 2025.

Barcelona will play again for the Spanish league next Saturday, May 22, when they face Eibar. The match will be played at 11 in the morning (Colombian time). The League will be defined between Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid.


FC Barcelona: The solution does not go through a change of coach

Lhe continuity of Koeman is the great unknown that now surrounds Barcelona. It is a matter for Laporta, presidentialist where they exist. Very few know his intentions. The latest results have sown doubts. You have to wonder if he is the culprit. Looking at what I inherited and how the team reacted in the first months of 2021, it seems not. Now it has been known that one of the key men of the team such as Ter Stegen played with physical problems in the last matches. It was precisely in them that I made various mistakes. Coincidences of life.

The solution does not go through the change of a coach the one who has been weakened by their refusal to ratify it, happens to change other things in there. Koeman already has reinforcements prepared to make the team more competitive because he has been working with the technical secretariat for months. You know how to give more quality above. The new technician will start from scratch. And you have to see how far Laporta goes to strengthen the team. That is, how much money does it get.

Because they say that lThe audit data is not very flattering and that there will be extra millions for the club’s debt. A debt that will be increased with the dismissal of Koeman because the year he has left has to be paid. With more personnel on the squad, Koeman guarantees a strong hand to take over from the most veteran players. It is not a trivial matter. It will be necessary to see if Xavi, for example, is able to seat his friends that they call every day.


FC Barcelona: One by one of Barcelona in the 2020-21 season: lights and shadows



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You see Messi, Araujo and Pedri, DeJong, a shame Ansu Fati. The rest as if they sell them to all.



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Now you have to imagine the notes of this team without Messi scoring 30 goals and giving 20 assists, opening the game, attracting rival defenders, causing fouls and others … the day Messi ends, cloth, cloth with the players medium-low level that this template has


Xavi arrives in Barcelona as speculation mounts about Koeman’s future


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Xavi Hernandez arrived in Barcelona on Monday from Qatar for a holiday but will take advantage of his return to the city to hold talks with the club about taking over as coach.

Despite the fact he’s just renewed with Al Sadd until 2023, he would be allowed to come back to Barça for free if the club make an offer he can’t refuse.

Barça are looking to change coach ahead of next season and everything suggests Ronald Koeman will take charge of his last match this weekend at Eibar.

The Catalan club are immersed in negotiations with Xavi, not just on the financial side of a deal, but on the conditions in which he would take over.

Xavi has already held talks with Mateu Alemany to talk about how the squad could look next season.

The former Barça midfielder already had a plan in place with Victor Font, who lost the elections to become Barça president to Joan Laporta in March.

That plan saw Xavi take on a lot of control at the club, beyond just first-team matters, but Laporta’s election win pushed Xavi to renew with Al Sadd.

However, Laporta is exploring options to replace Koeman and is contemplating Xaxi as an option after Barça’s title hopes were ended on Sunday.



Vicky Losada: “It’s a dream to win the Champions League with this shirt”

Barcelona Drafting, May 16 (EFE) .- Barcelona captain Vicky Losada declared that “it is a dream to win the Champions League with this shirt” after beating Chelsea 0-4 in the final in Gothenburg (Sweden).

“The team has no roof, I think this has not been our best game. It’s not just winning, it’s how we want to win and our style right now nobody can match,” explained the Barça midfielder in this sense.

After what was achieved on May 16 at the Gamla, Ullevi Losada considered that “you can now die in peace” before the microphones of the UEFA media.


FC Barcelona: El Bara, the fifth worst team in the final stretch




Pfew fans could imagine after winning the Barcelona the Copa del Rey the debacle that the team will suffer in LaLiga. The Catalans seemed to be thrown in, but the defeat against Granada was a tough slab. So much so that by calculating a hypothetical classification of the last five matches that the teams have played, the table of Koeman will be the fifth worst tied with him Athletic.

Therefore, the Barcelona will be placed sixteenth, a very weak baggage for a team that seemed to be thrown into the fight for the title. He was even considered the favorite for the sensations he gave and the game he displayed. But the stumble against him Granada It was the beginning of the end.

Koeman: “If Messi does not continue, we have doubts who is going to score so many goals …”

The Catalans fell against the Andalusians, they won in Valencia, they tied against Atltico and Levante and said goodbye yesterday Sunday to the title of LaLiga falling home against him Celta Vigo. Therefore, five points out of the last 15, same as the Athletic and just a little better than Osasuna, which has added 4, Granada, with 3, and Levante and Valladolid, with 2.

The Barcelona, therefore, he has let all the options escape in this final stretch of the season. He has had up to three opportunities to lead and has not been able to. On the other hand, direct rivals in the fight for the title have failed less. The Real Madrid is the second that has added the most, with 11, and the Atlantic the third, with 10. The absolute leader of this hypothetical classification is the Celtic, who has won the last five games.

The Barcelona will face saturday Eibar with nothing at stake at the classification level, but with the aim of trying to wash the image of the last matches. The box Koeman can no longer afford to stumble.


FC Barcelona: Laporta’s ‘show’ begins: Koeman so no, Messi, Agero, Eric, casualties …




LThe season ended this Sunday for Barcelona. Koeman’s team was left without the league title and now must launch into the making of the squad for the next campaign. In this way the first Laporta project begins of this new stage. Until now he had been forced to work with Bartomeu’s inheritance, starting today he gets down to work to translate his ideas. He will not be able to do, far from it, what he wants due to the precarious financial situation of the club.

Koeman: “If I have the confidence of the club, I want to continue”

There are two pressing issues to be resolved. The first is that of the coach. Now there is no excuse Laporta must make a decision about the continuity of Koeman and communicate it. Ronald has one year left on his contract, but nobody is aware that the poor results of the last month have created some doubts in the president. And rumors happen day after day. With Koeman, or with the new coach if he does not continue, the sports management will begin to work on ups and downs for the next season.

Renew Messi

The second emergency is called Leo Messi. In the absence of the final result of the audit, Laporta must offer its economic proposal and sports the footballer. Leo’s presence is also key to defining the squad. It is not the same to have to pay a huge token, than to have that money for new incorporations. The president cannot delay this question any longer.

The reinforcements that are coming

From here begin the remodeling of the template. There are three players with whom there is already an agreement to wear Barça the next year. Eric Garca has been closed for a month and his arrival will be announced after the Champions League final. With Memphis Depay there is also an agreement, although it is conditional on Koeman’s continuity on the bench. And finally, the Kun Agero. With the Argentine there is also a principle of agreement and here there would also be a condition that would be the continuity of Leo. It’s hard to believe in this signing if Leo leaves in the summer.

They won’t be the only reinforcements. They are still looking for a center forward. Isak is in the spotlight. The sports management also wants a midfielder to reinforce a line in which several casualties are expected. Wijnaldum, who wants to come, is an option, but there are more names on the table.

Complicated sales

And then comes the casualty chapter. Barcelona listen to offers for almost all its players in a context of crisis in the world of football. Sales will not be easy. There is not much money in the market and the amortizations are also a scourge for the club that can not put more debt on the balance sheet. Any offer will be analyzed and decisions will be made accordingly.


FC Barcelona: The bench of always, the party of always

Koeman brought in the usual substitutes in the second half against Celta with the aim of turning the game around. There was no way. There are those who made him want to like Riqui Puig or Braithwaite, but without any kind of success. Two strokes of the first and a shot to empty goal missed by the second. Pjanic and Trincao were not seen. This is the level of the current Barça bench. For this reason, Koeman has been playing across the board this season with just 14 players.

The changes yesterday in which he put all the substitutes, something that is not usual, show that this is the level of the Barcelona squad. A good eleven, two or three changes and a group of footballers who do not give the level. With such potential, it is very difficult to win the League despite the excellent reaction the team had in 2021. In the end, it was melted. It is a team that does not give for more, but this is something that was already known in September although some have wanted to forget.

Laliga Santander (J37): Summary and goals of Barcelona 1-2 Celta

This Sunday’s game reflected what has happened to Barcelona throughout the season. A good first part in which the contest is not sentenced due to the lack of success. If Messi is not here, this is a lot. Then comes the defensive error on duty, which this time starred Ter Stegen. The reverse is choking Barcelona, ​​which is not able to turn the scoreboard, mainly because there are no revulsives on the bench. This is what happened yesterday, against Levante and against Granada. Three games in which Barcelona started winning.