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Transfer news and rumours UPDATES: LA Galaxy offered Messi Barca escape

Posted Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by Goal.com126 hits

Porto reveal Casillas' retirement Spain, Real Madrid and Porto great Iker Casillas is set to retire after announcing his bid for the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) presidency, according to the Portuguese club's president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa. Casillas suffered a heart attack in training with Porto last May and, although he has not played since, the 38-year-old never announced ...Full Story »

Messi will end career at Barcelona, predicts Del Piero

Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Goal.com39 hits

The former Juventus star says it "will be a nice story" if Messi spends the rest of his career at Camp Nou Lionel Messi is unlikely to leave Barcelona and it would be a "nice story" if the Argentine legend were to finish his career at Camp Nou, according to Juventus great Alessandro Del Piero. Reports emerged this month that Messi may be tempted to walk away from Barca after a public row wit...Full Story »

Lionel Messi set to snub summer move after Manchester City Champions League ban

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2020 by hits

Barcelona star Lionel Messi won't leave in the summer (Image: GETTY) Guillem Balague is confident Lionel Messi won't be leaving Barcelona any time soon. Lionel Messi has shown “no indication whatsoever” that he will leave Barcelona in the summer, according to Guillem Balague. Messi got into a row with former team-mate and current Barca sporting director Eric Abidal, who blamed the ...Full Story »

Real Betis 2-3 Barcelona: Messi instrumental as LaLiga champions return to winning ways

Posted Monday, February 10, 2020 by Goal.com61 hits

Barcelona twice came from behind to overcome Real Betis and avoid falling further behind Real Madrid at LaLiga's summit.Lionel Messi grabbed a hat-trick of assists as Barcelona ended a tumultuous week with a pulsating 3-2 LaLiga win over Real Betis at the Benito Villamarin on Sunday. The Catalan giants were dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao in midweek, while Messi has been inv...Full Story »

Lionel Messi ruins Man City hopes as Barcelona ace rules out summer transfer after bust-up

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2020 by hits

EXCLUSIVE: Manchester City target Lionel Messi is set to stay at Barcelona beyond the summer despite recent turmoil at the Nou Camp. Manchester City are ready to admit defeat in their bid to lure Lionel Messi to the Premier League next season after being told he has got no plans to leave Barcelona. Messi had a training ground bust-up with Barca director of football Eric Abidal and reacted publi...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola stance on Man City signing Lionel Messi from Barcelona - ‘That is my wish’

Posted Saturday, February 08, 2020 by hits

Man City: Pep Guardiola's stance on signing Lionel Messi from Barcelona (Image: GETTY Images) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed his stance on a sensational transfer swoop for Barcelona legend Lionel Messi, insisting that it's his wish for the forward to remain in Catalonia, amid claims that he could be leaving the Nou Camp on a free transfer this summer. Manchester City boss P...Full Story »

MAN NOU Man Utd ready to land Lionel Messi in incredible free transfer as star’s row over Abidal interview turns sour

Posted Friday, February 07, 2020 by hits

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner is rumoured to be unsettled at the Nou Camp after a training ground bust-up and social media row - and could leave on a free transfer at the end of the season. Messi is reportedly frustrated at Barcelona Credit: Getty Images - Getty Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could sensationally link up with Messi next season Credit: Reuters A reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester...Full Story »

Could Man City really sign Messi... for free?

Posted Friday, February 07, 2020 by Goal.com61 hits

The Barcelona star's row with Eric Abidal, combined with a clause in his contract, has sparked rumours of fresh interest from the English champions Manchester City have taken the best of Barcelona to help them build a Premier League club that has established itself in the elite of world football. Chief executive Ferran Soriano joined in 2012 and painstakingly constructed the brand off the pi...Full Story »

Man City hope to sign Lionel Messi on FREE transfer if superstar does not resolve Barcelona bust-up

Posted Thursday, February 06, 2020 by hits

Man City want to land Lionel Messi on a free transfer from Barcelona Credit: Icon Sport - Getty MANCHESTER CITY will swoop for Lionel Messi if he fails to resolve a bust-up with Barcelona. The Argentine legend’s future has been plunged into doubt after a public fall-out with club sporting director Eric Abidal. City have believed for years that if Messi, 32, ever left Barcelona, his most...Full Story »

Barcelona in crisis: Messi - Abidal row highlights growing fractures at Camp Nou

Posted Thursday, February 06, 2020 by Goal.com87 hits

Quique Setien found it hard to believe he was walking in to a club sitting top of La Liga. He is beginning to see why. “I wake up every day and say ‘Jesus Christ!’,” Setien joked happily, shortly after joining. He says it with a different inflection now. Other clubs have ‘banter eras’, where fans compile the team’s gaffes over a decade or so into a h...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona - Barcelona boss Setien not interested in Messi-Abidal spat

Posted Thursday, February 06, 2020 by PA55 hits

Barcelona manager Quique Setien believes there are problems at clubs all round the world in response to Lionel Messi’s row with Eric Abidal.Club director Abidal claimed in a Spanish newspaper that a number of Barcelona players were not working hard enough under Ernesto Valverde, who was sacked last month.But in a lengthy Instagram post, Messi, who played alongside Abidal, took aim at his f...Full Story »

Messi continues to provide assists at home

Posted Tuesday, February 04, 2020 by Marca.com46 hits

Shortly after twice setting up Ansu Fati to score in Barcelona's 2-1 win over Levante on Sunday, Leo Messi continued the trend of assisting youngsters at home in the form of his three children. The Argentine posted a video of him crossing the ball in for Thiago, Mateo and Ciro in his home, showing that he rarely takes a break from the game even after work commitments. Mateo was trying to con...Full Story »

Messi becomes the first player in Spanish football history to win 500 matches

Posted Friday, January 31, 2020 by Goal.com64 hits

The Argentine helped Barcelona earn a comfortable win over Leganes in the Copa del Rey, setting an unprecedented new mark in the processLionel Messi has become the first player in the history of Spanish football to reach 500 wins, after Barcelona romped to a 5-0 win over Leganes in the Copa del Rey. Messi was left out of Barca's unconvincing round of 32 victory over Ibiza last week, but Setie...Full Story »

Messi back to his best as Barcelona cruise past Leganes in Copa del Rey

Posted Friday, January 31, 2020 by PA17 hits

Lionel Messi was back to his best to help Barcelona cruise into the Copa del Rey quarter-finals with a 5-0 thrashing of Leganes.After firing a blank in the weekend defeat to Valencia in LaLiga, the Argentinian was involved in every goal at the Nou Camp and struck a brace on a comfortable evening.Before captain Messi had found the net, Frenchmen Antoine Griezmann and Clement Lenglet had put the h...Full Story »

Setien: Will Messi rest? I try to convince, rather than impose

Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Marca.com68 hits

Barcelona got off to a winning start under new coach Quique Setien on Sunday night, beating Granada 1-0 at the Camp Nou, and the 61-year-old has now looked ahead to the Catalans' Copa del Rey trip to Ibiza on Wednesday night. As is often the case with new coaches at Barcelona, questions have been raised about whether Setien has the personality to say to Lionel Messi that he should rest for a ...Full Story »

Messi strikes to give Setien victory in first match as Barcelona boss

Posted Monday, January 20, 2020 by PA35 hits

Lionel Messi’s 76th-minute winner marked new Barcelona coach Quique Setien’s first game in charge with a 1-0 victory over Granada to move back to the top of LaLiga on goal difference.The Spanish Super Cup semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid 10 days ago prompted Barca to sack Ernesto Valverde and replace him with former Real Betis coach Setien.And the 61-year-old kicked off his reign...Full Story »

Messi having more Ballons d'Or than Ronaldo is 'really annoying' - Sarri

Posted Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Goal.com103 hits

Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri said it is "really annoying" that any player has won more Ballons d'Or than superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Barcelona captain Lionel Messi moved one ahead of Ronaldo for the Ballon d'Or record, claiming his sixth individual honour in December. The result came despite Ronaldo helping Juve to an eighth consecutive Serie A title and Portugal win the inaugural Nat...Full Story »

Lionel Messi Watches Himself While On The Treadmill At The Gym

Posted Wednesday, January 01, 2020 by sportbible.com82 hits

Lionel Messi was watching himself in action while on the treadmill at Barcelona's training facility. A picture of the six-time Ballon d'Or winner putting himself through his paces in the gym as he graced the television screens has been doing the rounds on social media. It's said that the Argentine was watching his best goals of the year on the tele - not that he needed much of a reminder abo...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo Grabbed His Crotch When Lazio Fans Chanted "Messi, Messi" Towards Him

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019 by thesportbible.com113 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo's reaction to being goaded by Lazio fans last Sunday was absolutely priceless. Juventus had just lost 3-1 in the Italian Super Cup when Lazio supporters took aim at the Portuguese superstar. Lazio fans chanted "Messi, Messi, Messi" in the direction of Ronaldo while he was stood on the pitch at the end of the game in Saudi Arabia. Ah.Minutes later, not so cool reaction ...Full Story »

Cook: Man City bid for Messi - and Barcelona were willing to sell

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com142 hits

Former Manchester City chief exec Garry Cook has admitted bidding for Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Cook worked at City between 2008 and 2011 after the club were taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group, and was in charge of overseeing transfers. And he admits to making a bid for Messi in 2008 after mishearing club chiefs over a conference call. "Pairoj Piempongsant was getting heated," Cook...Full Story »

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