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Eric Abidal confirms Barcelona are interested in Lautaro Martinez as a Luis Suarez replacement

Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com51 hits

Barcelona's technical director Eric Abidal has openly admitted the club are looking for a striker and that Lautaro Martinez is a target. Luis Suarez has been at Barcelona for five years, scoring 137 goals during that time. But the Uruguayan turns 33 in January and the club are making preparations to replace him at the spearhead of their attack. Suarez recently publicly acknowledged the fac...Full Story »

Barcelona chief Abidal made check on Napoli pair Fabian Ruiz and Koulibaly

Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com58 hits

Barcelona chief Eric Abidal was in Italy over the weekend on a scouting mission. Mundo Deportivo says Abidal was in the stands to see Napoli's comfortable 4-1 win over Lecce. And the subject of the Frenchman's interest was Napoli pair Fabian Ruiz and Kalidou Koulibaly. Both midfielder Ruiz and defender Koulibaly are high on the shopping list of Barca. However, any January move is unlikely ...Full Story »

Barcelona's Abidal wooing Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by ESPN116 hits

Catalunya Radio show "El Club de la Mitjanit" ran a report saying that Barcelona's director of football, Eric Abidal, has met with Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt ahead of a potential move. The former France international made the trip to Amsterdam to woo the Dutch defender, in an attempt to move to the front of the queue as an increasing number of clubs eye the 19-year-old. The Catalans a...Full Story »

Court to reopen the Abidal liver transplant case

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Marca.com94 hits

After having further investigated the case of Eric Abidal's liver transplant, the prosecution is set to reopen legal proceedings. The Office of the Prosecutor has observed indications of crimes of organ trafficking and false documents and the judge has already informed the parties that have been involved. Gerard Armand, cousin and donor of Abidal, will be interrogated and asked to undergo fo...Full Story »

Rosell denies having intervened in the liver transplant of Abidal

Posted Sunday, July 08, 2018 by Marca.com99 hits

A statement has been issued by former Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell, in which he denies having influenced the liver transplant of Eric Abidal. Sandro Rosell's statement 1. "I categorically deny the conclusions that have been drawn from an interested filtration of a telephone conversation related to the transplant of Eric Abidal, a process in which I have not intervened in any way." 2...Full Story »

Abidal: Barcelona cannot let Pedro leave

Posted Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Goal.com163 hits

The former defender is to be installed as the club's sporting director if Joan Laporta wins the election and he stressed that the winger must remain at Camp Nou Barcelona cannot afford to let long-serving winger Pedro leave the club this summer, according to Eric Abidal. The winger, who has been at the Barca since 2004, signed a contract extension with the club in April that ties him to the ...Full Story »

Abidal hints at Messi departure

Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by Marca.com162 hits

Eric Abidal, who is close friends with Leo Messi, has got the rumour mill turning by hinting that the Argentine may consider leaving Barca in the summer. "He's won everything at Barcelona and so he might be interested in the challenge of winning trophies at another club", the recently retired Frenchman told Telefoot. The former defender didn't leave it at that, either, going on to suggest Pa...Full Story »

Messi is not a machine, but he is a phenomenon - Abidal

Posted Friday, February 13, 2015 by Goal.com117 hits

The former defender believes Barcelona thrive when the Argentine is on top form and hinted he could return to Camp Nou in a non-playing capacity Lionel Messi “is not a machine” but he remains a phenomenon, says his former Barcelona team-mate Eric Abidal. The French defender spent six years playing at Camp Nou with the Argentine before leaving for Monaco in 2013, while Messi has r...Full Story »

Abidal calls it a day

Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 by Marca.com174 hits

Eric Abidal has called a press conference today in which he will communicate his decision to hang up his boots. The Frenchman, who started this season off at Olympiacos, has only played in 10 games with the Greek set-up. Unhappy with the level of Greek football, Abidal has decided that enough is enough. He will now return to Barcelona, where he played for six seasons, to accept the club's off...Full Story »

Nasri, Clichy and Abidal dropped from France squad

Posted Friday, February 28, 2014 by YAHOO Sport110 hits

Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Eric Abidal have been left out of France's 24-man squad to face Netherlands next Wednesday. Didier Deschamps has opted to ring the changes, with the uncapped pair of Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Digne handed call-ups, along with Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, who could win just his second cap. France squad: Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Stephane Ruffi...Full Story »

Thiago Silva: Abidal is the best defender in the world

Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by YAHOO Sport165 hits

Paris Saint-Germain center back Thiago Silva believes that Monaco counterpart Eric Abidal is the best defender in the world. The veteran France international was not offered a new contract by Barcelona over the summer, so he returned to the Stade Louis II, where he started his career, and promptly managed win back his place in the Bleus' setup. Thiago Silva has been impressed by Abidal's for...Full Story »

Falcao will stay at Monaco - Abidal

Posted Monday, December 09, 2013 by Goal.com180 hits

The injured Colombian was absent from Stade Louis II on Sunday as his side secured a 1-0 win over Ajaccio but the former Barcelona man insists he is happy to stay at the club Eric Abidal has moved to quash rumours surrounding Radamel Falcao's future after Monaco's 1-0 victory over Ajaccio. The Colombian was missing from Claudio Ranieri's squad due to a thigh injury but was not even in the st...Full Story »

Dani Alves confirms Abidal liver gesture

Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by Goal.com184 hits

The Brazil full-back says he would have done anything to help his former team-mate as he struggled with health problems Dani Alves has confirmed he offered to donate parts of his liver to Eric Abidal during the Monaco star's battle with cancer. The pair formed a firm friendship while they played alongside one another at Barcelona and Abidal recently revealed that the Brazilian had made the u...Full Story »

Abidal: Alves offered me his liver

Posted Monday, September 16, 2013 by Goal.com227 hits

The left back shed light on just how close his relationship is with the Brazilian, while also admitting that Pep Guardiola tried to take him to Bayern Munich Eric Abidal has revealed that good friend and ex-Barcelona teammate Dani Alves offered to give him his liver prior to his transplant. The pair built up a special friendship during their time at Camp Nou and the Brazilian has ditched his...Full Story »

Abidal: "I have no problem with anyone at Barcelona"

Posted Monday, September 16, 2013 by Marca.com132 hits

Eric Abidal has stressed that the row that erupted after his interview with 'L'Equipe', in which he said Barcelona had failed to pay him while he was ill, was all one big misunderstanding. Speaking to 'Catalunya Radio', the French defender sought to draw a line under the issue: "What Barça believes and says is true, and the same goes for me. I have no problems with anyone – not wit...Full Story »

Alves upset by Abidal 'mistreatment'

Posted Thursday, August 08, 2013 by Foxsports.com176 hits

Barcelona defender Dani Alves is annoyed by the club's decision to release Eric Abidal in the summer after battling his way back from cancer. Abidal underwent a liver transplant in March 2012, spent a year in recovery and made his comeback for Barcelona towards the end of last season. However, the Frenchman was then deemed to be excess to the Barcelona squad and was promptly released by the...Full Story »

Eric Abidal claims to have interest from Bayern Munich

Posted Monday, June 10, 2013 by skysports.com124 hits

Eric Abidal: Released by Barcelona but could join Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich Eric Abidal says former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is keen to add him to the squad he has inherited at Bayern Munich. Guardiola, who worked with Abidal during their days together at Camp Nou, is the man who will succeed Jupp Heynckes at the helm of Treble-winning Bayern. There would appear to be little wrong w...Full Story »

Abidal eyes Guardiola reunion at Bayern Munich

Posted Monday, June 10, 2013 by YAHOO Sport125 hits

Eric Abidal says he wants to sign for Bayern Munich and that Pep Guardiola would be happy to welcome him to the club. Abidal made an emotional return to the Barcelona first team in a 5-0 win over Mallorca in April after recovering from cancer surgery, but it was confirmed last month he would be leaving the Catalans at the end of the season. Speaking to French football program Telefoot, the 33-...Full Story »

Abidal eyes new challenge after Barca exit

Posted Friday, May 31, 2013 by Foxsports.com117 hits

Eric Abidal is seeking a new club after being released by Barcelona but the Frenchman has already been offered an opportunity to return to the Nou Camp. Abidal will, at least temporarily, end his six-year association with the club, who decided against offering a new playing contract to the veteran defender just weeks after he made his comeback following a liver transplant.The former France fu...Full Story »

Fabregas: Abidal is an example for the whole world

Posted Monday, April 22, 2013 by Goal.com171 hits

The Spain international has nothing but admiration for his Blaugrana team-mate, who is back playing again after 14 months out following a liver transplant Cesc Fabregas has labelled Barcelona team-mate Eric Abidal "an example for the whole world" for the inspirational way in which the defender has recovered from life-threatening health problems to reclaim his place in the Catalans' line-up. ...Full Story »

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