Thursday, 11 June 2009

[2008] Contact with German international Gomez

this post was published exactly one year ago:

German weekly sports paper Sport Bild claims that Barcelona is interested in Stuttgart forward and German international Mario Gómez (22).

Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain had a positive meeting with Gómez' agent Uli Ferber last month.

New Barcelona manager Josep Guardiola would go and watch the player next week at the European championship in Austria and Switzerland.

In a reaction to the paper, the agent admitted the contacts: "Yes, they have contacted me. Mario is also in Barcelona a well-known player. They are interested but we didn't really negotiate yet because of the European championship."

Gómez, whose contract with Stuttgart expires in 2012, has a Spanish father and the double German-Spanish nationality and is a true Barcelona fan. Sport Bild claims Stuttgart plans to hold on to the striker and will certainly not let him go for a transfer fee below 30 million euro°.

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Gómez is indeed one of the centre forward Barcelona is looking at. Because the German was last year already close to joining Barcelona, the negotiations can be picked up where they were left. Last year there would already have been a pre-agreement on a four-year deal.

Asked about the rumours surrounding him, Gómez said yesterday at a press conference that he's not thinking about at transfer right now: "Before the European championship I already said it and I can only repeat it: I will not speak and not even think about the issue. The Euro is too important for me and I cannot be busy with other things. I won't speak about club matters until the end of the tournament."

Read more 11 June 2008 news:
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1 comment:

one year ago, readers said...

pep said...

30 million euro =
48 million us dollar
24 million british pound

man said...

pls buy him,but not less than 15 million euro.

Anonymous said...

I Wouldn't mind him joining.

Abdullah said...

Not a bad player but the suggested price is quite out of whack.

Anonymous said...

Well I'd rather prefer him over some of the other options, (i.e. Trezequet, Ibrahimovic, Adebayor.) But for 30mil?? You must be joking! I'm realy starting to believe that Barcelona is committed to transferring Eto'o this summer, otherwise I cannot understand their continued fascination with adding another central striker to the team? Currently they still have more pressing needs at attacking midfield and left wing, not to mention the addition of a young goalkeeper to build for the future.

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