Friday, 19 June 2009

Zhirkov first on left back list, Filipe back-up

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain yesterday informed the board of the club about the transfer events.

Regarding the left back position, CSKA Moscow left winger and Russian international Yuri Zhirkov (25) would be the first option, while Deportivo left back defender Filipe Luis (23) is the alternative.

Read more:
Zhirkov: "Barça is my first option"
Liverpool and Juventus interested in Abidal
Negotiations on left back Filipe put on hold

23 comments:

Carrer de Corsega said...

Welcome Zhirkov!

Anonymous said...

good. he is a lot better than filipe. just watch his goals at youtube. there are 2 wonderful goals, one against hamburger sv.

Johnny G said...

Zico just said that CSKA without zhirkov is like Barca without Messi! Seems like no one wants to sell the players we want...no Ibra, no Villa, no Ribery, no Silva, no Aguero, no Zhirkov! More than ever I hope we renew Eto. Pay that man his money!

groga said...

Zico also said:

"But I understand it that a player wants to go and play abroad."


Why always take the negative part of the quote? But anyway, don't think we'll get him. He's at least 20 million plus a "Russian" salary. If we sell Abidal, he might come, but otherwise he probably won't.

Anonymous said...

@pep: Villa case closed?

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2009-06-19-3073512166_x.htm

hope he we will keep eto'o because there are only 4 world class strikers in the world: eto'o, ibrahimovic, david villa and fernando torres.

aguero and benzema are talented but not that good YET.

if we can't get a substitute then it would be ridiulous to sell eto'o.

if we

Je me'apelle Samuel said...

Wow Insider has got this 1 on the money. @Anonymous if you believe what Insider has told us they pulled him off the market because he wants to come barca and barca has not made a formal offer. I'm sure they are tired of hearing Perez run his mouth

HouseMD said...

Barca will solve the "left side problem" by signing Zhirkov. He would be the best option and he's reiterating recently that his first choice is Barca.
@groga: mate, no need to sell Abidal, simply because Zhirkov fits for EVERY position on the left. BTW, his nickname is "Russian Ronaldinho".
There's no need to buy more players. Guys, Barca don't need Ribery or Ibra or Villa. Everything is still here. Just renew Eto'o and Toure and all the problems are gone. Eto'o deserves to be renewed.
Well, I guess I wouldn't want anyone else except Zhirkov for the next season.
Call me Mr. Modest. :)

Anurag said...

isnt zhirkov an attacking fullback also? i thought that was not our preferred mode of operation?

whatever it is, zhirkov is good, and i would be much happier seeing him than all the galactico signings

Anurag said...

http://www.goal.com/en-india/news/1949/mondals-musings/2009/06/19/1334042/debate-do-spain-suffer-from-the-barcelona-syndrome

just read that, i bet youll will be disgusted. also check the comments.

Je me'apelle Samuel said...

The "Russian Rhonaldhino"??? Great someone hide the Cocaine

Anonymous said...

Spain? No. Spain U21? Yes. But even Barcelona conquered Chelsea and Manchester United finally.

Anonymous said...

AGUERO AGUERO LALA LALA LALAAAAAAAAAAAA


AGUERO AGUERO LALA LALA LALAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

louis said...

stop this aguero nonsense. he is a midget and can not play for us!!

hawk_barca_4_life said...

ya zhirkov is the best option abidal defensive and zhikov more attacking can play as winger ..would be a great signing

zhirkov the russian ronaldinho welcome to barca...hope it becomes true..!!!!!!!!

MohamedH said...

after missing out on the other russian magician, arshavin, i think we cant make the same mistake again with zhirkov...

after the euro's i really hoped barca would sign arshavin and zhirkov, but insteaad they bought hleb...

Anyway, we won the treble and had a legendary season... :)

messiiiiiiiiii said...

i like him in a way i don't like villa, ribery, and all the other marque names that are willing to play for either us or RM. any player we have to compete with RM over makes me suspicious. it's Zhirkov's DREAM to play at barca. he bleeds blaugrana!

KluivertsBoots said...

You can't blame Barca for Arshavin. We had a price agreed and they decided they wanted to jack it up. It turns out we were exactly right and he actually went to Arsenal for a little less than what we'd agree before the Euros.

Anonymous said...

the best thing to do is to sign both of them , felipe as the defender and zhirkov as the winger because he is indeed quite capable of playing there

Anonymous said...

I we buy Felipe, he will end up like Caceres. If we buy Zhrikov, he will end like Arshavin in Arsenal.

Anonymous said...

Clearly Lahm is the superior choice in all respects

Anonymous said...

buy zhirkov and put him on the left wing. henry plays striker. yeah!

ochtane7 said...

Hi guys newbie, struck gold when I came across this blog.I am thinking though, he could pretty much cover our left side issue single handily.I mean, he can play on as a winger when Abidal is fit, and replace him when he is not.Kill two birds with one stone.

OLALEKAN said...

yes we are expecting him to sign

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