Thursday, 16 April 2009

Barcelona not planning to go for Ribery and Lahm

Asked about the rumours linking Bayern full back defender and German international Philipp Lahm (25) and Bayern Munich attacker and French international Franck Ribéry (26) with a move to Barcelona (read more here), Barcelona president Joan laporta has said in an interview with German sports weekly paper Sport Bild that Barcelona wants to respect the wish of the German club:

"I finally want to put an end to all these rumours by clearly saying: no! Our good relationship with Bayern is more important than any player in the world. Ribéry is for Munich what Messi is for Barcelona. That's why I understand that Kalle (Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge) says that Ribéry is not for sale. We accept that. The same goes for Lahm. He's a very interesting player but he's also a Bayern player. As long as Bayern isn’t willing to let him go, he's not an option for us."

Read more:
Ribery and Lahm approached by Begiristain
Zhirkov and Lahm on top of left back list
Ribery wants to join Barcelona

10 comments:

Dan R said...

Respect to Laporta!

Now lets go for Aly Cissokho as a Left-Back... he really showed quality in both matches against MAN UTD

jazzy said...

yeah.. really2 respect laporta and love barca more and more..
imagine RM do this? never in a million years..lol
they would unsettle the player before the rumor even flies out.. backdooring the club..:p
btw, who is aly cissokho?

djoef said...

Ok, but if you're friends with every player, you can't get any player...

I hope it's just some strategy to give Barcelona some advantage when Ribéry wants to get out.

djoef said...

I mean "with every team".

EkY said...

It would be amazing if Ribery joins Barca...
But I donk think we need him...

I think, that Ali Cissokho is a good one...
my advice is that, that barca buys Maxwell or Zhirkhof (Russia) for the left

skanjos said...

we have learned that you can force a player transfer but it will cost you,barca are always friendly with clubs that when an opportunity comes the other club will select us instead of the team that forces them.we also dont give tons of cash for players,we are looking for workers on the field and not premadonas.dani alves was an exception and i am glad he turned out that good.

hawk_barca_4_life said...

hmm ...thts a good attitide ....well then lets go 4 ryan babel and aggar both would be 4 sale since they want to have more playing time and r quality players ......esp babel 4 our left wing a player who can score and also lay as left winger and striker with goodpace dribble & ball control

kamikaze kontiki said...

Does no one find anything offensive in this statement : "Our good relationship with Bayern is more important than any player in the world" ? He should be careful about how he phrases things. I am sure it was not his intention to imply that a Club, which is defined by the players it possesses, counts its relationship with another club, which is its direct rival in competition and in gaining the signature of numerous players, as so vitally important as to overpower every other consideration.

Albert said...

Kamikaze has the point.
We are not asking him for free.
Ask Bayern the price,if its possible,buy him or else find another one

V-Lo said...

I just implied it as Laporta, stating he wasnt going to ruffle any feathers, not push a move which a club isnt willing to do business on. At the end of the day, Laporta will know the key to signing Ribery is to be on good terms with Bayern, let other teams force the move, let Ribery himself do it, when the sale does happen, Bayern will be on the phone asking Barca to bid because they dont want him going to a club that didnt play by ethics. Barca are not in any rush to find to a Left sided winger, Henry can still go, I hope that Ribery is the man to fill the slot, when nature decides its time to shake things up. One thing's for sure, Barca having seen his potential, will not let him go to Madrid without a fight.

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