Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Agent Essien opens Barcelona door

Asked about the future of Chelsea midfielder and Ghana international Michael Essien (26), the player's agent Fabien Piveteau has unconfirmedly suggested to journalists that Barcelona could be an option for the player:

"Some clubs are interested in Michael. He likes Chelsea very much, but football is football and if Real Madrid, Barcelona or some other club make an offer he needs to sit down and discuss what is best for him."

Read more:
Barcelona interested in Essien
The swap deal as transfer strategy
Chelsea offers Malouda to Barcelona

22 comments:

fcbee said...

Can't see it happen, so I won't comment on it... ;)

buj said...

He's talking to Perez rather than Laporta.

inieeeeeeeeeesta said...

WOOOOOOOOW cann't see it happen but i'm sure he's the best dmc around there (although touré is more complete and therefore better)

Don Luis said...

Best DM in the world. No doubt about it. Essien will fit in perfectly in Pep's system.

You can even make a case that Essien POUND FOR POUND is the best in the world.

I would be happy to see Essien in Barcelona. Essien is 4x the player that Toure is. I been saying this for years now. Barcelona have to sign Essien!!!!!!11

Justin said...

Is Yaya a bit too under-rated? He has every attribute that Essien has and taller. What more do you want?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Essien has already sat down and done da maff. Lets hope he used a better calculator this time.

refter said...

I actually don't think he would ft our system as DM, more as AM in for example a Toure-Essien-Xavi midfield. Our DM should stay in position while Essien is better when he can move more freely.

Leo10 said...

You serious! He tried to knock us out of the champions league!!!

Anonymous said...

Well he played for the opposite team, genius.

What did you expect him to do. Score 10 own goals?

Iniesta Goooooaaaaal !!!!! said...

@don luis ???? The best DM plays for Barça: Yaya Touré !!!
Or did you forgett already his goal against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey ......
Even when he plays in the defense he is very good!

Anonymous said...

man.. this post will be another war between whos better, YAYA vs essien. its endless..

Anonymous said...

yaya and essien in the barca midfield... ronaldo and kaka will be powerless. if essien come in for 30-40 (same money like mascherano), i will chose him. with him no team, even chelsea, can't stay in our way.

barca4life said...

Essien and Yaya are so much more than deffensive midfielders. Many people do not know that Essien can attack very well also. Mourinho just stuck him as a DM but he can go forward as well. Yaya has shown his skill as well. It would be great in those difficult away games to see a midfield with Yaya and Essien murdering the opposing midfield and giving xavi the ball to find a front three of iniesta etoo messi.

Hauns said...

lol, this transfer wouldn't be reasonable.

So, we would have 3 africans who can play DM. During the ACN we would have only Busquets, so it just makes no sense.

Aussie Barca Fan said...

Now he is $50 million I would spend on!

Marc4barca said...

this is a trick for chelsea to raise essien's fee. you just don't pop out just like that 3 weeks after the market started talking bout the player could leave and mention the biggest clubs in the market now. real madrid, barcelona and other clubs?? he called those two names knowing if anyone could sign someone this season it's real or barca cause for real they have tons of money they borrowed that they won't be able to pay back and barcelona haven't sign anyone yet but are linked with all the world's best. essien isn't going anywhere and he'll get paid 7.5 mil a year.

he is the best DM.

hamad_ali said...

ok guy , he's good , great , fantastic or even perfect , just one little problem , as much as i like essien but do we really need another midfielder who will go to the ACN??
the only reason guardiola is looking for a DM is because of the ACN .

Marc4barca said...

i would think if he was signing a DM only for ACN then a loan would be appropriate. gaurdiola is not thinking of ACN he wants a bigger squad to avoid injuries and suspensions, we were lucky to escape with minor injuries last season but everyone saw how suspensions was hurting us. manu do well cause they have proper world class back up. gaurdiola is bringing change to barcelona and i can't wait to see barca next season.

SJP said...

essien is more of a keita player rather than yaya. goes box to box, defends and attacks. possibly one of the best CM in game but not better than yaya at being out and out DM. i like keita but essien would be a marked improvement, but he wont come, doubt he'll leave chelsea, all their players are trying to prove their worth to ancellotti.

etoto said...

Way too expensive. Probably 10m + to Maschelano price tag. 99% impossible at least this summer

peter said...

Wont happen. No way is he worth the money they are asking.

veruss said...

can't believe he's still only 26 though. quality quality player.. let's buy him in 2 years time on a 4 tear contract.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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