Rumours intensify aboutLautaro Martinez moving to Barcelona

Barcelona coach Quique Setien says that footballers who play alongside with Lionel Messi will be encouraged to play a better game and will be motivated by him. He also has praised about Lautaro Martinez’ style of play and how he will be a benefit to the team. Martinez is one of the top priorities of Barcelona along with Neymar. The winger, as per the reports by Goal, will be offered £9 million per year to be part of the Spanish club.
Even though Lautaro wasn’t on his best form when he played for Inter Milan initially. But with Antonio Conte being the head coach he has transformed to be one of the best strikers of European leagues.

Quique Setien suggests Philippe Coutinho could remain at Barcelona

Barcelona head coach Quique Setien has opened the possibility of Philippe Coutinho playing for the Blaugrana next term. The Brazil international is currently out on loan with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga but the German side are expected to turn down the option of signing him on a permanent deal.

Sergino Dest keen on Bayern Munich move this summer

Ajax defender Sergino Dest has opened the possibility of joining Bayern Munich when the current season comes to a conclusion. The right-back made his breakthrough with the Dutch champions at the beginning of the current campaign and he has already contributed eight assists from 32 appearances for the club.

Wilson believes Barcelona star could suit Tottenham’s style of play

Former Premier League striker Noel Wilson believes Tottenham Hotspur should make the move to sign out-of-favour Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona this summer. The Brazilian is currently on a season-long loan at Bayern Munich where he has impressed with seven goals and eight assists, but the German champions are not expected to take the option to buy for £102m.

Arturo Vidal updates on his Barcelona future ahead of the New Year

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has refused to speak on his future with Barcelona ahead of the New Year. The Chile international has been used sparingly from the starting lineup at the Blaugrana and there have been claims that he could head through the exit door in January amid his mixed relationship with manager Ernesto Valverde.

Ernesto Valverde says Barcelona can win the Champions League this term

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has said that the Blaugrana have a good chance of winning the Champions League this term. The Spanish giants recently played Inter Milan in the final group stage game on the road and they managed to register a 2-1 triumph despite resting a number of senior players.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi urges for calm with young graduate Ansu Fati

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi believes the club should handle Ansu Fati’s progress in such a way that he is not pressurised to perform. The 16-year-old made his debut for the Catalan giants earlier this season and he has already made a mark with a couple of goals against Osasuna and Valencia while starting the Champions League clash at Borussia Dortmund.

Lionel Messi admits he wanted Neymar at Barcelona this summer

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has acknowledged that he would have loved to see Neymar make the return to the Camp Nou during the summer transfer window. The Brazil international was heavily tipped to rejoin the Spanish champions from Paris Saint-Germain but ultimately, the Blaugrana were unable to strike a suitable deal with Les Parisiens.

Speaking to Spanish outlet Sport, Messi admitted that he would have welcomed the return of Neymar at the Camp Nou despite the attacker’s unceremonious departure a couple of years ago. He added that the Brazilian’s arrival would have enhanced the club’s prospects of meeting their objectives for the season but that was not meant to be.

Philippe Coutinho reacts after sealing the move to Bayern Munich

Brazil international Philippe Coutinho has admitted that things did not work out at Barcelona and he is now focused on succeeding with Bayern Munich. The Brazil international recently joined the Bavarian giants on a season-long loan from the Blaugrana but the Munich giants have the option of landing him on a permanent basis.

Speaking during his unveiling, Coutinho acknowledged that he did not have the best of times at the Camp Nou and he is looking to make amends after making the switch to the Bundesliga holders, he said: “Concerning Barcelona, things didn't work out the way we wanted. But that's the past. This is a new club, a big club, an important club. I hope I'll be here for a long time and win lots of titles.”

Barcelona legend praises the signings of Frenkie de Jong and Griezmann

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has praised the Blaugrana’s recruitment of Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann this summer. Jong was signed by the Spanish champions in January itself but the terms of the agreement meant that he would only join the club at the start of the summer transfer window. On the contrary, Griezmann’s switch from Atletico Madrid was more straightforward after the forward’s £108m release clause was triggered earlier this month.

Speaking to reporters, Iniesta hailed the qualities of De Jong and stated that the Dutchman can provide the benchmark for the club’s performances from the centre of the park. Elsewhere, the 2010 World Cup winner also praised Griezmann, who made the switch to the Camp Nou after many years of speculation, he said: “De Jong is an exceptional signing, an upward leap for the club, young, very talented and, if all goes well, will be a benchmark for the Barcelona midfield. I have said it before, Griezmann is an exceptional player, who knows La Liga and the team-mates he is going to have at Barça, so everything indicates that his career as a culé will be positive.”

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