Thursday, 21 May 2009

[2008] Malouda is on the list

this post was published exactly one year ago:

Catalan sports paper Sport claims that Chelsea left winger and French international Florent Malouda (27) is a new candidate to replace Barcelona playmaker Ronaldinho (28) at the left wing attacker position.

Malouda, who came to Chelsea last summer but who found it hard to adapt to the way of playing in the English Premier league, could leave Chelsea for less than 20 million euro°. Joining Barcelona would enable Malouda to team-up again with Barcelona left back defender Eric Abidal who he knows from his time at Lyon and from the French national team.

Asked about the rumour linking the player to Barcelona, Philippe Flavier, the agent of Malouda, said to British sports site Setanta Sports that with a Champions League final coming up now is not the time to think about the future: "I have not met with Barcelona and it is too early to know what Florent’s future is made of."

Read more 21 May 2008 news:
Barcelona rejects Tottenham offer for Valdes
Japanese interest for Edmilson
Barcelona will offer Eto'o in Chivu deal

1 comment:

one year ago, readers said...

pep said...

° 20 million euro =
32 million us dollar
16 million british pound

hamad said...

In my opinion of all the left wingers that were named to join Barca Malouda is the most realistic and best value for Barca. I also think Barca should sign Piquet, Alves, Keita, Moutinho/Elfally(PSV), and Malouda and keep Eto'o.
These players seem will definately leave: Pinto, Edmilson, Ezquerro and Thuram on a free transfer along with Gudjohnson, Ronaldinho, Zambrotta and Deco. I'd Also through Jorquera in there and Get a good keep to keep Valdes on his toes Nuer From Shalke 04 would be great

hamad said...

Also I would promote the following Vasquez, Gai and Pedrito..... Futhermore if Dani Guiza would accept a back up role I'd snap him up as I understand his buy out clause is 15 million Euros

Anonymous said...

giovani is better I think. certainly cheaper

Anonymous said...

From what we witnessed this past season I think it's pretty clear that Gio can't fill that left wing position and is much better suited in a midfielder role...Malouda's a bit of a risk because it's rather baffling how much he's struggled with Chelsea this season. It makes you wonder wether he can recapture the form he had previously with Lyon? I would much rather prefer a Deco for Malouda swap than straight out cash. Unless you can negotiate a "reasonable" price. So that 20mil Euro price tag would have to be lowered for me to take such a risk.

Inara said...

When Malouda left Lyon, I said how strange it was that no club was trying to buy both him and Abidal together. They know how to get the best out of each other.

Anyway, Malouda had a tough year at Chelsea. He's hardly the first quality player that went there and wilted. But he's still relatively young and can go back to his dominant Lyon self.

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