Saturday, 13 June 2009

Txiki met with agent Bruno Alves

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain dined on Wednesday evening in Hotel La Florida in Barcelona with Jorge Mendes, the agent of Porto central defender and Portuguese international Bruno Alves (27).

Although different subjects were discussed, Begiristain mainly wanted to hear first hand from Mendes, who's also the agent of (former) Barcelona players Márquez, Deco and Quaresma, about the situation of Bruno Alves (read more here).

Before Barcelona moves for the Portuguese defender, the club wants to know what they can expect. At this point, it looks like a deal with Bruno Alves wouldn't be a problem but Porto is expected to ask a high fee for the player.

Read more:
Porto denies talks with Barcelona on Bruno Alves
Possible pre-agreement with Bruno Alves

22 comments:

Scano814 said...

marquez is a former player...eh? is this alluding to bruno replacing marquez???

Marws said...

hehe yeah I reacted on that aswell.

But to the topic: I havn't seen Bruno Alves much, but I've heard he is really good. But w8, why do we need a CB, couse thats what he is right?

Anonymous said...

We should not use so much money on him when we already bought three central defenders last summer and Puyol and Marquez are still good. And we also have Muniesa and Botia.

MiDO From Lebanon said...

if we're buying him for more than 20 M its stupid !!
& i think the main reason for him is to play as Full back covering for alves
i hear he has a powerfull shot plus a good physique he should be a good transfer tho i dont agree with it because we're getting henrique back anyway.... Txiki is messed up ... lol

LeónDragón said...

think also, to pay so much money for a centerback when we have milito who'll come back or henrique from loan (let's see how he is) is not the best. we should put the money into a transfer for a position more needed, like leftwing, as i think, henry needs to be rotated with someone else like hleb, from who we don't know if he get it this season. after we had the best defence in la liga, don't think we need much on this position

Scano814 said...

muniesa and botia are only going to be reserve players getting spares minutes here and there

We are looking at a cbs because look at what happened last season...yaya had to cb for two cup deciding games (and did an excellent job btw....)

Milito is a major doubt, we don't know how marquez is going to be post injury

puyi is great but not getting any younger
henrique is untested and caceres does not have the confidence of pep as far as I see it... we only really have pique and puyol and maybe henrique are solid cb choices right now

We need an experience defender but not at such a high price...

That guy from shakatr is supposed to be pretty good right ...but young...

hadi said...

he is really good, I watched his game several times and he is a great defender both in the air and on the ground with powerful free kick ability...B. Alves and Zhirkov would be great signings...I hope this deal go thorugh...BARCA 4 LIFE

HouseMD said...

60M for Ribery... I hope that Bayern will "leave it" rather than "take it".

Why to get Ribery when Barca can get Zhirkov or Mata for 20M??? No, that's not the way Barca works.

B. Alves is mediocre player and he doesn't worth more than 10-12M. Better to get Aly Cissokho or R. Meirelles, both from Porto.

inieeeeeeesta said...

you're right, house md!
we only need bruno saltor
felipe
melo/hernanes
mata/ zhirkov

Anonymous said...

scano: so you want bruno alves because Marquez has been injured for 6 weeks and is now ready again? Pique is injured now too, so maybe we should get two new central defenders, because we don't know how Pique will be after his injury?

Henrique is as tested as Bruno Alves in Barcelona.

sashi said...

pooor guy Riise :
http://goal.com/en-us/news/86/italy/2009/06/12/1321332/romas-john-arne-riise-has-champions-league-medal-stolen

sashi said...

Barca4Life :
could u please do a cmpilation of Valdes' saves this season???????? please man...
he doesn't seem to be appreciated for wat he has done n i feel toooo bad about it.

Scano814 said...

@ anony - didn't know marquez is back and fit...regardless we showed we didn't enough cover in the back this year...that you cannot debate

i don't know what we will do with caceres
if we have puyi marques pique and henrique available should be enough but once again a couple injuries and we are in the same boat

from what I understand marquez;s injury was serious compared to that of pique...i always get nervous with knee ligament damage...aka our friend milito...

barca4life said...

Uhm valdes saves are harder to come by. I can see what i can do though.

Anonymous said...

What da ffffff!!!!!

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/13062009/3/real-madrid-swoop-villa-report.html

Barca nike said...

i just read that madrid are intrested in filipe luis and that barca want to swap him with caceres

barca4life said...

yeah you didnt know anony? Real Madrid and Villa were in high level discussions. Thats why chelsea didnt even try to bid. Kaka CR Villa Ribery Alonso and one more (word is maicon, Juan or vidic) are the "galacticos" that perez wants

Anonymous said...

we are not in the same boat, scano, we already had a 17m central defender on the bench in the CL final, but we didn't use him. there was enough cover, but apparently pep didn't like the cover he bought for 17m euros. so now we can get another cover in Henrique. We don't need more than 4 central defenders and Botia and Muniesa as backup for the backups. This is enough. the only game 3 defenders were out at the same time this season was the cl final, so it is not like it happened alot this season.

Anonymous said...

Filipe was a madrid player before he went to deportivo. dont think they want to buy him back unless they have some sort of clause.

Scano814 said...

4 is definitely enough agreed...seems like Pep has an obsession with CBs...I don't know why...but this has been a persistent rumor all year not just during the transfer window.

doesn't matter if we had hleb and caceres on the bench if they were not able to contribute to our team...we had a very light bench this year and our starting 11 was overworked. Is this pep's fault? maybe OR maybe he knew that we were better off not using the players on the bench, after all he works with them everyday in training

Puyol Marquez Pique and Henrique looks very very soild to me...I just though this Bunro alves interest is because they know something about milito or marquez that we do not or if they plan on using puyol to debutize on the flanks again like he did alot this year. Henrique and Puyol are both versatile enough to pay RB (and LB for puyol)

Filipe was a Madrid player...I thought depot brough him over from brazil?

Anonymous said...

No, Filipe has played in both Ajax and Real Madrid (mostly their B team).

Athul said...

I'd rather see Eto'o stay with the team earning what he wants,rather than get Forlan who is older and someone whom am not so sure about.

We don't need to repeat what happened to Hleb or Caceras last year

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