Saturday, 6 June 2009

Barcelona could consider to sell Toure

Catalan sports paper Sport claims that Barcelona could be ready to listen to offers for Barcelona defensive midfielder and Ivorian international Yaya Touré (26).

Although Barcelona will negotiate this summer with Touré about a pay rise (read more
here ), Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain has been contacted by several clubs to sound him out on the situation of the player.

Taking into account the progress made by Barcelona midfielder Busquets and the possible new signing of a midfielder during the summer transfer market, Barcelona could consider to let the Ivorian midfielder go if the club would receive a huge offer for Touré in the coming months.

British tabloid The Sun meanwhile claims that Arsenal is willing to push hard for Touré (read more
here). Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger would be preparing a 15 million euro° bid for the player but would accept he may have to improve on that following Touré's impressive performances in the Champions League last month. AC Milan would also be interested in Touré.

Read more:
Manchester City prepares summer bid for Toure
Mascherano ideal candidate to strengthen midfield
Barcelona wants to renew the contract of Toure

31 comments:

pep said...

15 million euro =

20 million us dollar
12 million british pound

hawk_barca_4_life said...

dis is absoluteley shit ..!!!! nothing more ..!

skanjos said...

crap article .the guy is so loyal he played cb when was needed.however if we get an offer of 30mil+ then i wouldnt mind selling him and go for fabregas

ekar said...

NOOOOOOOO
ill kill whoever buy and sells this dude

inieeeeeeeeesta said...

never never never
vital part of the team
more needed than any fabregas or whoever

he must stay!

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY BAD NEWS!!!
we can sell keita, guddi, cacares, hleb but no one else.

toure is the best 6er of the world. he is perfect in everything.

Aussie Barca Fan said...

This is a completely crazy thought. No player is better than Yaya in that position for Barca.

Anonymous said...

i hate such papers, which are writing such simply untrue messages! cause barca will for sure not sell yaya toure!

Søren Mortensen said...

He has done well, but if a good offer comes along, let him go...
If we can get an offer in the region of 20 mil, I say SELL!!!!
Then we can go in for Veloso, De Rossi or Mascherano, no Africa Cup, much better in passing, better players.

James said...

Veloso sucks, De Ross isn't for sale, and Mascherano is likely not for sale either.

20 million is nowhere near enough. We paid 10 million when he was a nobody right? Now he's one of the hottest DM in the world. It's gotta be closer to 30 million, but I still wouldn't sell him. 30 million might not even get us Mascherano.

NouBarca said...

Soren you are funny. You would do well as a stand up comedian. This is utter rubbish. Sell Yaya? Would any of those piece of sh!t play well as CB? Yaya is our MR Versatile. Dont sell him. He has been our better player every season, even when the shole Barca team was rubbish, he exclled in the 07/08 season. So sell him? Masch would cost a fortune. If we sell Yaya, i would know what Barca is made off. Its not all about money and this guy deserves every penny he deserves.

Søren Mortensen said...

Veloso is better than Toure, wait till you see him playing for a bigger club.
It's proberly true that De Rossi and Mascherano costs more than 20 mil, however if we are to buy anyway, due to AC, we might as well buy right.
And if we do so, we no longer need Toure.

HouseMD said...

I'm sick of all these transfer rumours. Only yesterday, it was a story that Guardiola rates high Toure and doesn't want to let him go for any price... today, "we could sell him". No-one's irreplaceable, but who could sell him for 15M and buy Mascherano for 30?
Simply, I cannot understand why is Barca selling their players for some underrated prices?

Anyway, we're talking about millions and 80% of world's population is dying of hunger and poverty. Sad.

James said...

HouseMD, these are just rumors. They could have evidence behind them, or they could be completely made up. It's transfer season, get used to all kinds of rumors.

Abert said...

This barca team won everything ...implies this is the best.why you have to remove key players and buy a loser

per said...

The best DM in the world, next to Essien.

If they sell him, I'm gonna go bananas.

Mast said...

I honestly think I'd consider selling anyone but iniesta, xavi and messi, before I sell The Yaya..

barcaboy26 said...

toure for life...... he is as imp as messi iniesta and xavi.... give him a better contract fast and extend his buyout so ppl like man city cant bid.....

Anonymous said...

This is just rumours due to African Cup of Nations being next year. You can tell it is juts a rumour as they suggested that one of the reasons they'd let him go is because of Busquet, who only good performance was in the CL final (good in the sense that he didn't give the ball away as he is one to do as his vision and pass is not up to scratch for the team)

Meursault said...

Let's hope they're listenting to us!

Do not sell Toure, not even for a truckload of one of the English football oligarch's money.

Manolo said...

One of our best and most important players.

imo he's the best in his position so why would Barça want to sell him?

And 15 m? cmon!
At least 30 m, not to old and nobody goes past this man!

ira said...

this better be some bullshit rumor planted just to sell newspapers

selling toure is absolutely INSANE, regardless of the price -- money doesn't win you championships, PLAYERS DO

there are four untouchable players at barca -- messi, iniesta, xavi, and toure

Iason said...

Toure is better than Mascherano and Essien and especially De Rossi! Where was Mascherano during the Liverpool-Chelsea champions league game? He did nothing. And do you really think that De Rossi could've stopped Essien, Lampard and Ballack the way Toure did? Chelsea are suppose to be the most physical team and even their biggest players couldn't deal with Toure always wrestling them off the ball.

sashi said...

i feel Toure is million times better than Mascherano... he's tall, versatile and cool headed... we dont need a midget at DM... Toure would rule tat position for another 4 years until Busquets develops really well.

Areign said...

can any of those other DM's do this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq_bnrBl7PM&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2Fvideosearch%3Fq%3Dtoure%2520bilbao%26oe%3Dutf-8%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26um%3D1%26ie%3DUTF-8%26sa%3DN&feature=player_embedded
greatest defensive midfielder in the world. never sell.

tero said...

Soren, it seems like that you rate players by video games...if you would live a real life, you'd see that Toure is the dominant DM in the world...The difference between real football and computer game is that in real life nobody will listen what you retard have to say

Scott said...

"Søren Mortensen, Veloso is better than Toure" Keep playing your football manager 08/09... haha...

FCBarca said...

Some of these transfer rumours are incredibly ridiculous...But selling Yaya??!!!...Come on...Why not sell Messi, Iniesta & Xavi too

bluess said...

haha.. i love to play FM..
but i know its no where near realistic.
especially yaya didnt get the stats that he deserved, funny that veloso > yaya there.
hell, if FM should be realistic, than almost all of our youth should've been wonderkid.. until they develop.

Exarch said...

We should never sell him and should give him the pay rise he deserves!!! If we get rid of him we r going the way of RM when they got rid of Claude Mak!!! Unbelieveable that soo many so called Barca fans still consider this guy expendable and easy to replace.

Wenger can take his 15m and shove it up his arse until it comes out of his mouth. I am tired of our club selling dirt cheap and paying too much eg Hleb, Guddy, Caraces etc!!!!

Hope it is only a rumour.

ZenI said...

Exarch, it's onlu Soren that finds Yaya expendable :-) The rest of us knows that he's brilliant. And since there is such strong reactions to this BS rumour, of course Pep thinks Yaya is a keeper. Along with Iniesta, Xavi, Messi, Alves, Pique and Puyol - Yaya is a pleyer we should not even consider to sell for any money. Maybe if someone would pay us €60 mils, but even than - who would replace him? I mean, there are no other DMs that would fit in better than Yaya. The only player that is even close to Yaya would be Essien. And whoever mentioned Veloso needs to stop playing FM and watch Veloso in a real match - he's not and never will be close to Yaya. Same thing goes for De Rosi.

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