Monday, 22 June 2009

De Rossi alternative for Mascherano

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona is interested in AS Roma defensive midfielder and Italian international Daniele De Rossi (25).

Barcelona, that already tried to sign the Italian midfielder over the last two summers, could pick up the option if the transfer of Liverpool midfielder Mascherano wouldn't go through.



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Aquilani is touchable
Liverpool rejects first bid for Mascherano
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37 comments:

LeónDragón said...

disastrous!!!

Anurag said...

why leondragon? de rossi is an amazing player

jordy said...

he surely is better than mascherano and fits the profile better too! can defend, can attack, can head. good technical skills. But I doubt he'll be a fix starter. Do these guys want to come to have bench roles???

sashi said...

i think De Rossi is gud enuf to play for us. among the top 5 DM in the world, although he comes behind Yaya n Masch.

Je me'apelle Samuel said...

....Insider called this even b4 madrid hopped on :D

fcbee said...

I really think we need more another AM than a DM. While we havewseveral options at DM, we don't have real back-up for Iniesta and Xavi. Keita can play there but he's a different type.

Anonymous said...

not better than toure, better than mascherano

Je me'apelle Samuel said...

I wonder what the price tag is going to be for him??? then add 10million when real madrid find out. I am starting to hate this transfer season

Søren Mortensen said...

Hahahahaha, bench role, thats funny.
De Rossi is among the best holding midfielders in the world, twice the player of Yaya.
Only Pirlo and Essien is in his class.
If we have a chance at him, we should go for it.

Random Juve Fan said...

De Rossi is one of the best players in the world. Unfortunatley for clubs that want him, he is Roman. Inter, A.C and Juve have tried to get him in the past. He is too loyal to Roma. If Barca did get him then their midfield would be the best midfield i've seen in the last 10 years.
FORZA JUVE!!!
ps the best midfield was Conte,Deschamps,Zidane,Davids

Anonymous said...

No,no,no...

The best midfield is Inesta--Toure--Xavi.

No1 beats that.

jordy said...

that juve midfiel would be outplayed by our peloteras:)

I don't understand why people seem to underestimate toure! I didn't see essien winning one to ones to toure!and essien is indeed one of the best! btw keita is very good too. The reinforcement we get for the midfield just won't be a starting player. just a good addition to the squad.So there's no need for an expensive player like mascherano for example. I surely would bring in emana.cheap and good player. Spend the money on other things!(ribery, aguero, robinho..)

Justin said...

I think De Rossi is an all round midfielder who can be either AM or DM. Having him around can be a rotation for both. So I actially think he is a better buy than Mascherano. But will he settle as a rotation player?

peter said...

Touré, Busquets, Marquez.

Why sign an expensive DM when we have THREE who have been proven on the top level?

fcbee said...

He's indeed more "AM" than Mascherano, but I think his "AM qualities" will apeear best in a 4-4-2, not in our system.

Amir said...

i always liked to have a gladiator in our team who would kill to take the ball from opponents! maybe this season we'll have one!

Barca Brn said...

I would honestly choose mascherano over de rossi without thinking twice...mashcherano work rate is uncomparable to de rossi. But if get one of them they will surely be starters and not bench warmers like what some of you say...true that de rossi can play a more advanced role, but we dont need cover for that position because as things stand we havee xavi, iniesta, hleb, and gudjohnson. Having Mascherano next to Yaya Toure and Xavi in midfied will push Iniesta to the left flank and give us the oppertunity to rotate and rest henry, remember guys he will be 32 years old with the start of next season. Some of you guys brought up Essien, and yes he is world class and even more versatile compared to mashcherano since he can cover the right back position with ease, but then again the whole point of this addition is to cover for the absence of Yaya Toure and Keita in the African Nations Cup.

SJP said...

de rossi 2x yaya my arse! yaya dominated every mifdfield he played against this season, no-one is better than him.

as for de rossi he is not barca quality, just look at the confed cup, yes the whole italian team was a shambles but de rossi was woeful, plus he's italian, not that i've got anything against italians personally but they neve succeed in barca.

if we what a DM we should compete with arsenal for De Melo, he has been really good for brazil and would cost half the price of mash and de rossi. also that andre santos looks really good,although maybe too attacking.

EkY said...

I am sick all of this...all of mascherano, de rossi, ibra, villa, fellipe...
but what barca had done ?
nothing...they just talk and talk and talk that they want those players but nothing have done!!!

please just sign the player not just talking...
and do not sign players like hleb anymore

Søren Mortensen said...

I mentioned Essien, but only to compare DM, not as an option.
I wouldn't mind trading him for Yaya, but I think he's fixed at Chelsky.
I agree that we shouldn't give everything for De Rossi. If he can be bought for around 20-30 mil € I think we shold go for him. If we could get Aquilani as well and then sell Keita and Yaya, to get a little money back.
Then we would, not only cover ACN, but also upgrade the team.

Søren Mortensen said...

--> SJP
Albertini was a huge succes and he was a DM.

LeónDragón said...

de rossi was in the past, also for me, one of the best defensive midfielders out there.
but to buy him from roma, as he's a roman too, needs surely much money and believe that there are other options out there that fit much better in our team. as felipe melo, who has at the moment a high with the brazilian national team, not like de rossi, who struggles at the italian national games.
was ever an admirer of him, but think after the last games i saw from him, his prize would not warrant his skills at the moment.
under 30 millions, is not even worth to think about him, as i believe that roma wouldn't let him go under this prize, so make your own opinions.
ONE LOVE!!!!!

Aussie Barca Fan said...

De Rossi is an excellent player and would easily complement this Barca team. He is the backbone of Roma and works really hard. He is also versatile but I highly doubt he will leave Roma. He is the new club icon like Totti has been.

groga said...

Soren:

I wouldn't exactly call Albertini a "huge" success having been with us for pnly four-five months and only having played five games...

LeónDragón said...

when you have not enough to buy mascherano, you shouldn't even start to think about de rossi.
the more i think about the whole stuff, the more ridiculous it seems.
...if you gotta be a monkey, be a gorilla...

Barca Brn said...

"if you gotta be a monkey, be a gorilla"

LoooL

bees said...

EkY..
barca wouldnt buy a player w/ crazy money. thats why we are considering things and making negotiations, IN THE BACK. not like madrid, just slap sums of cash, make it PUBLIC and they will get the player.
the stuff you hear, a lot of it is just rumors from the media. they are doing their job pretty well, making you frustrated.
just think about it, why would we pay someone like, ibra, ribery, or villa for 60-90mil, or mascherano for 40-50mil, when we could there is still so much time till august, and by then maybe the clubs will lower the transfers. they are not willing to sell for the players real market value, just becuz RM bought CR for 80.
relax, just trust the club. if you are sick of it, then dont support it. dont let the rumors get in to you, just enjoy it.
for me its fun to discuss the transfers just for the sake of imagination.
the trust and support comes first. thats what a fan should always do.
just relax, we will get the players we need, and all will be good. :)

the dreamer said...

why not Hamsik, he is an exelent player, younger, cheaper... De Rossi is loyal to Roma and if we want to sign him we need about 40-50 m?? About Masch, LFC said they want 50m ...

Anonymous said...

Søren Mortensen is Italian! Thats the only reason he could possibly think De Rossi is better than Yaya. Pirlo plays in a different position then Yaya and DDR.

EkY said...

bees

yeah I hope so actually...

maybe im sick because of madrid...
they destroy all transfer market this season...
every player that barca want, they want them too...

I hope barca sign the best for this best club in the world...

Marc4barca said...

i would seriously pay 40mil for de rossi he is the best dm in the world and not to mention he is my favorite dm. the chances of getting him are low though and this could just be another false rumor cause lately barca is linked with almost all the best players.

bees said...

yes, dont we all sick of Madrid ;)
but, i believe no matter what happen, we will still be as great and competitive like last season. Pep and the board is really thinking and working hard for that. (but w/ negotiations.. :p)
anyways, i know we are all really excited for next season. (cant wait till august, but must watch transformers first 24june :p) next season would be great and a lot more competition.. :)

koko=barca said...

WTF is wrong with our system? Best Dm in the world... De rossi...Seriously?!?! This guy can not defend!!! Have you seen him lately, he is crap. I don't put him even in the first 20 Dm in the world. I really don't know if it is true, but I hope it is not.

Marc4barca said...

looool de rossi can't defend haha i never heard such rubbish in my life and not in top 20 dm if u could name the 20 dm better than de rossi you should post them right now cause your only making yourself look bad or are u aiming for that to get attention?? i may have gone overboard by saying he is the best casue essien is better but here are the best dm:

1.Essien
2.De rossi
3.yaya
4.xabi alonso
5.carrick
6.M.Diarra
7.mascherano
8.cambiasso
9.Pirlo
10.Sissoko

and if melo keeps playing the way he is playing then he'll become one of the best too and hargreaves would of been one of best if we wasn't so injury prone.

koko=barca said...

Marc4barca you should work as a comedian. You are not worth all the time spent arguing with you. DIARRA who!?!?! De rossi at 2, Pirlo at 9, lmao. You are playing too much Manager. Pirlo would eat DDR alive. he was a great prospect once, but now he is nobody, have you seen his game against the Top 4 in Italy?

LeónDragón said...

marc4barca, what makes you think, you know who the best dm are?
mascherano 7? cambiasso 8?
and then carrick 5? diarra 6?
you should take your sleep after making a list.
now don't ask for my list, as i think it's ridiculous to make one with so many players and so many different qualities

Marc4barca said...

it's my opinion isn't it what makes it so different from when other make list of who they think is the best. it's not ridiculous, what's ridiculous is koko here trying to be the smartest person on the world when he doesn't know shit.

pirlo is not the dm he once was i keep telling you all to stop living in the past, he was horrible for most of the season. carrick is the unsung hero of manchester and is way better than the other under him. mascherano is nothing else but a dm he has no quality going forward like those above him. pirlo could never eat de rossi and M.Diarra is the sole reason why real madrid won la liga this guy is one of the best and real are fools for letting him go, he is rated highly by many people except ignorant barca fans like you who only know about players by hearing their name read on your history before talking shit.

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