Monday, 15 June 2009

Deal on transfer left back Filipe close

Catalan sports paper Sport claims that a deal on the transfer of Deportivo La Coruña left back defender Filipe Luis is close (read more here).

Deportivo reportedly has to sell players because of the bad economic situation of the club, while Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristian would practically have reached an agreement with the representatives of the Brazilian player. The loan of several Barcelona Atlètic players could make a deal more easy.

Galicia regional newspaper El Ideal Gallego claims that Deportivo is referring to the buyout clause of 20 million euro but would be willing to drop that to 15 million euro if a friendly match and some B team players could be included in the deal. Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona has offered a transfer fee of 10 milion euro, while Deportivo is asking 12 million euro. Juventus and Real Madrid would also be interested.

Asked about the rumours linking Filipe Luis with Barcelona, the player's agent Jose Carlos Lages seemed to suggest in an interview with the paper that he could put pressure on Deportivo: "If Barça is interested, they should act as fast as possible because Deportivo needs money. If it's true that Barcelona are offering 10 million euro for Filipe Luis, we'll talk to Deportivo so they accept the bid because that's a lot of money and you cannot reject that.

Before we can talk with Barça, they should first reach an agreement with Deportivo. If they have a deal, I have everything ready to immediately travel from Brazil to Spain. No one, Filipe Luis or any other player, can say no to Barça. Who wouldn't like to play there? It would be a very important chance for him to make progress."

Read more:
First offer for Deportivo left back Filipe
Barcelona monitoring promising players
Deportivo will sell left back Filipe this summer


Mihawk said...

Good player, but I think Canella would be the best for that spot.

Anonymous said...

Who is Canella?

Anonymous said...

He is quite good, but nothing special. 15m euros for such a player when Deportivo is in financial trouble as well (which should reduce the price in any other circumstance) is way too much.

jazzy said...

madrid fans wishing to have him.
to bad he will come to us..yeah. i like him. another eto'o, luis enrique..haha

Don Luis said...

Really good player if you have watched him play. With Barcelona he will get called up for Brazil someday.Fillipe can replace Abidal in a couple seasons. Abidal is still rock solid.

Im glad we didnt get Lahm.

KluivertsBoots said...

Give them 11 mil and let's sign our left back then. It's hard to screw up when you buy Brazilian fullbacks. They are a unique brand.

Let's go get Hernanes next so we have cover for Iniesta.

The Euro market is broken thanks to Real, so let's look at cost effective quality that has potential to grow still.

hawk_barca_4_life said...

just dont want him to be another caceras ...!!

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