Friday, 3 July 2009

Marquez to sign renewal until 2012 today

Both main Catalan sports papers claim that Barcelona central defender and Mexican international Rafael Márquez (30), whose current contract ecpires next year, will sign a contract renewal today after his agent Enrique Nieto met with Barcelona officials earlier this week.

Asked about the renewal negotiations, Nieto said in an interview with
El Mundo Deportivo that a deal is very close:

"There are some minor things left but there won't be any problems. I hope that everything can be official on Friday. It's a matter of details. Márquez is feeling very good in Barcelona and he wants to stay for a long time."


The paper claims that Nieto met yesterday with Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain and Barcelona director of football Raúl Sanllehí outside the Camp Nou offices. Barcelona would offer the player a renewal for two more years, until 2012, keeping the same fixed salary and raising the incentives.

Sport claims that Márquez' agent already met on Wednesday afternoon with Begiristain in the Camp Nou offices and that a pre-agreement was reached. The Mexican defender would sign a new contract until 2012, with an option for an extra year depending on the minutes played and on his performances. His salary would stay the same, but he could get extra incentives and bonuses based on the team results.

Read more:
Fiorentina interested in Marquez
Marquez will next week sign two-year extension
Marquez: "We have to reach higher, never stop"

12 comments:

westinho said...

That number 9 looks like Sergio Asenjo..

TengkuAmir10 said...

westinho my friend.asenjo is not a striker,he is a GK.O K??

fcbee said...

He just says he looks like him, not that it's him...

TengkuAmir10 said...

ok.but i just want to confirm to him that it isnt asenjo if he had some doubts

Xaviniesta said...

congrats to rafa. i hope no more injuries for him. this will be quite a ssn for our back 4.

pep said...

2012.that sounds dumb right?

jordy said...

why dumb? he'll be 33 years old than?

Sune said...

2012 is coming in september i believe if not before

Anonymous said...

puyi and rafa are very loyal to Barca.

ochtane7 said...

I just remembered though,marquez used to fill in at CDM if memory serves me right.Getting old but still a good option for cover there.

fcbee said...

He did under Rijkaard, ochtane7. First tile of Rijkaard 2004-2005. Centre-back: Oleguer-Puyol. DM: Marquez.

xaviesta said...

very good news! puyol and him are bringing a lot of experience to the CB defending position. it is a profit for the young guys coming up like muniesa to play with them!
props to rafa!

by the way - isnt barca forced to have a mexican player for a reason?

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