June 20, 2012 by
The new coach of FC Barcelona, Tito Vilanova, had put Javi Martinez and Thiago Silva at the top of his most wanted list. Now he has changed his focus to the English Premier league and Thomas Vermaelen, Vincent Kompany and David Luiz.
AC Milan have already turned down an offer of 46 million euros for their Brazilian defender Silva. Athletic Bilbao are demanding too high a price from Barca and the deal is further complicated, because Martinez does not want to upset the fans and the club that has been good to him. It is thought, also, that Bilbao promised their coach Bielsa that they would not break up the team. He signed a contract extension on the strength of this. .....Read more here.......
May 11, 2012 by
After losing the Spanish title to Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid for the first time in four years, unexpectedly going out of the Champion’s league and Guardiola stepping down as manager, Barcelona fans are desperate for some good news. Well, according to MARCA, they now have some. The Spanish TV station’s show “Futboleros” has reported that the Catalan giants have egreed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur for Gareth Bale. .....Read more here.......
April 28, 2012 by
Pep Guardiola confirmed yesterday that he would not be continuing as the manager of Barcelona. This had been suspected, in fact he told the club of his intentions at the end of last year. The players were not told as he did not want to distract them from the season.
The new coach will be Tito Vilanova, currently assistant to Pep. This move underlines the Catalan club`s way of doing things from within the club as much as possible. There is no prolonged uncertainty for the players either. .....Read more here.......