Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Offer for Fiorentina midfielder Felipe Melo

Italian sports paper La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Barcelona wants to sign Fiorentina defensive midfielder and Brazilian international Felipe Melo(25) during the summer transfer window.

Barcelona would already have made Fiorentina an offer of 20 million euro° for the Brazilian player. Arsenal, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are also interested in Felipe Melo, with the Italian champions having offered 18 million euro plus Argentine defender Nicolás Burdisso.

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15 comments:

pep said...

20 million euro =

28 million us dollar
17,5 million british pound

zuka said...

Barcelona should buy Edin Džeko

Anonymous said...

Melo is not good enough. Even Motta has played brilliant as a def mid in Serie A, which is a defensive league where it is easy to be such a player.

James said...

Doesn't he play defensive mid? Or am I wrong about that. What about Juan Vargas? I thought we were really interested in him for a while.

HouseMD said...

Also, "Sport" claims that Barca is chasing another Fiorentina player, Riccardo Montolivo.

Scano814 said...

melo will not come here to be a bit part player...i think he offers more than keita and busquets...but i just dont see it happening. We should have thought about signing 2 african dmf in advance now we lose them both...it seems like we are trying to sign cover for that time and melo deserves better than being a 4th or 5th option mid...

Also for me Edin Dzeko would be an awesome purchase if either Eto'o or Henry leaves

A successful summer for me would be:
IN: Ribery, Dzeko, henrique, LB???
OUT: eto'o, guddy, hleb, caceres loan

even if we guddy and hleb leave i think we still have a pretty solid mid with enough options:
xavi, iniesta, toure
keita, busquets, thiago *(6 players should be enough) during ACN we can move pique or marquez into the DM for cover...

James said...

6 players aren't enough in this situation. thiago is unproven yet and can't be counted on quite yet, iniesta had quite a few injuries this year and also has to cover lw occasionally.

i think we need 6 solid players and in my opinion we have 5, that is, if we sign a lw. i think we need one more who can cover for both iniesta and xavi.

Scano814 said...

James- agreed... it's a tight line...1 more player and thiago sees very very little time...Maybe he can taxi between first time and barca athletic. If we were to sign another mid I would go for hernanes or moutinho. Also I think people are playing down melo's talent has has been impressive for almeria, brazil when given his chances and was fiorentinas best mid this year...he's also more of a box to box mid than dmf...

I really just don't want to stiffle thiago's growth...I think he is our most promising youth followed by muniesa and we will see about gai...imo overhyped

HouseMD said...

I was never watching him play, but if all those clubs are interested in him that's a good sign about his quality.
Scano, you said Barca have 6 midfield options, I would say 5 just like James. And during the ACN it's only Xavi and Iniesta and maybe Busquets. I think Barca can't rely on Busquets and Thiago or Torres much during that period. I hope those rumours about Cesc are true and it would be great to sign him while Laporta is president.
I also agree about Moutinho, Hernanes, but there's also player like Hamsik, Veloso.

Ramzi said...

Its FLorentina, Pep.

Melo was a transfer target last summer. He preferred to go to Florentina instead because he can have more playing time. He was smart and now he is an international, playing for Brazil.

I cant see him accepting now what he rejected last summer.

i_love_boobs_and_barca said...

It's Fiorentina. Pep wrote it correct.

HouseMD said...

Fiorentina, definitely.

Guys, what do you think about getting Juninho? Someone said it few days ago and it's a great idea. He could easily accept bench role and he could contribute a lot.
I forgot to mention R. Meirelles from Porto, Xabi Alonso, Poulsen (Juve) and of course Sneijder from RM.

LeónDragón said...

...seems juninho could not fit well into the tiki taka game of barca...he was never the fastest and now with his age became too slow...

bluess said...

sign juninho, and he should come to the pitch everytime we have a good position FK.. lol

Ramzi said...

My Fault, Mixing the city name with the club.

FIorentina.

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