Wednesday, 15 April 2009

[2008] Major squad reshuffle coming up

this post was published exactly one year ago:

Catalan sports paper Sport claims that Barcelona is planning an important reshuffle of the team in the summer. One third of the current squad (8-9 players) would have to leave and will be replaced by other and more motivated players.

The big names that are on top of the Barcelona wish list are Sevilla right back Daniel Alves (24) and Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fàbregas (20). While Barcelona would already have found a deal with the Brazilian defender (read more here), the two clubs will now have to start negotiating (read more here). Alves has let Sevilla president José María del Nido know that he wants to move to Barcelona. Meanwhile, Barcelona would have made Arsenal a first offer regarding Cesc (read more here).

Besides the four players whose contract expires in June - Brazilian midfielder José Edmilson (31), Brazilian left back Sylvinho Mendes (34), Spanish left winger Santiago Ezquerro (31) and French central defender Lilian Thuram (36) - some other members of the squad, like Catalan defender Oleguer Presas (28) could leave in the summer.

Key players Ronaldinho (28) and Deco (30) seem also on their way out (read more here). And if French forward Thierry Henry (30) would decide that he wants to leave, Barcelona would let him, although some are convinced the player can still offer Barcelona a lot in the future. Henry could have started talks with English club Chelsea (read more here).

Read more 15 April 2008 news:
Looking for a left winger
Youth: Ajax interested in Gai Assulin
Hleb agent confirms Barcelona interest

1 comment:

one year ago, readers said...

Anonymous said...

I agree Barcelona need a major reshuffle and bring in players who are motivated to win trophies and many titles.I think Barcelona should if possible make these buys for next season:D.Alves(Sevilla),E.Garay(Santander), M.Caceres(Recreativo/Villareal), U.Emanuelson(Ajax), L.Modric(D.Zagreb),M.Veloso(Sporting), D.Silva(Valencia),K.Benzema(Lyonnais), H.BenArfa(Lyonnais),M.Neuer(Schalke04).I hope Barca make some good buys to return totop form as soon as possible.

Custom Search
Custom Search