Friday, 19 June 2009

Barcelona won't sign back-up for Alves

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona won't sign a right back defender this summer.

The club would prefer to spend on a central defender and Puyol will again act as back-up for Alves next season. This would be the reason why Barcelona pulled back from signing Almería right back defender Bruno Saltor (28).

Valencia regional newspaper Las Provincias claims that Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain met three times with Raúl Verdú, the agent of Bruno. The Catalan right back would next week travel to Valencia to sign his contract.

Read more:
Right back Bruno Saltor could be first transfer
Barcelona wants Cesc and four other players

11 comments:

JR said...

Puyol is an excellent RB so I'm not too concerned by this.

Vj said...

Even Henrique can fill out that position.. besides *touch wood* Alves rarely gets injured..

But I would like Filipe Luis/Zhirkov to cover Eric 'the Red'..

Anurag said...

agreed, motion passed. puyi showed how good he is at RB in the final.

but i think barca should sign lahm, he can start at LB, cover for RB, and play wing back also (what more can we ask for really!!)

groga said...

Salto's knee things (look at the pic) would have matched perfectly with our new away kit though...

skanjos said...

lahm will be too expensive m8,and bayern arent willing to sell their top players this years it seems. i would say to go for srna he can play rb and lb and he is a great player also chrychyskiy or sth for cb if we need any.they wont cost much and both are excellent players.

Anurag said...

true, but worth every penny, no skanjos? i like srna too, he is a pretty good leader as well, and deadly long shots. havent seen that chirginsky guy play, so cant comment. but if barca is sounding him out, hes prolly good

skanjos said...

i agree m8 lahm for me is the best lb in the world right now ,but the thing is playing with him and alves together is suicidal.our system is that when a full back goes up the other 3 close down in defence,alves was the main guy going up most the times this year and so would lahm ,they are both known for their attacking plays than defending. lahm would be a great pair with puyol on the right though and we would have abidal to play with dani.but as i said before i dont think bayern will listen to offers for lahm

Anonymous said...

lol my first thought was when did iniesta turn into alves? then i saw the article was about saltor.

Anonymous said...

Henrique and Caceres should be RB cover and Puyol should always be CB. He is the best CB in the world

James said...

This sucks. We're playing in way too many competitions to not have RB cover. Especially since Puyol is one of our 3 main CBs. I hope this is why we're interested in another CB.

jimmijames said...

i think abidal will be good this season..ribery for hleb, cesq fabregas for guddy, villa for eto´o, henrique in and then mascherano for rotation on def midfielder for yaya and busquet.....and then if a indjury come and then yaya and keita on meybe 2 month to afican nation cup.....and felipe for silvinho...........out with jorquera an pinto and in with moya for backup.....goood evening!!!!!!..

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