Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Barcelona interested in Robben

Spanish sports journalist Juan Carlos Rivero talks on his blog about a meeting he had last Sunday with Barcelona president Joan Laporta at a restaurant in Bilbao.

When the name of Real Madrid left winger and Dutch international Arjen Robben (25) was mentioned, Laporta is quoted as saying:


"We would be delighted to have him with us. I'm sure Madrid would want to sell him for 20 million euros. But if we're interested, they will raise that asking price to 200 million euros."

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59 comments:

Andréssibraviqué said...

lol @ Laporta. He got nice sense of humor :P
But better be interested in Higuain dear president, not selfish brat

skanjos said...

instead of speculating he should make a formal bid or a meeting with madrids president.they have alot of dept and depth they need to sale some players to lower their wage structure,they cant find clubs for their players easily so in the end a deal wont be far away .also laporta shouldnt act like a child in this one,its business.

i think real's president is more reasonable than valencia's and if they sit down in a table we can find a deal for robben.

Anonymous said...

don't like him!
don't want someone from fucking blancos!

Anonymous said...

Why not they buy their freedom themselves, instead of waiting for a random club from premier league to come bid for them. They could then go for a club of their choice. Hope Higuain does that :P

Anonymous said...

This is the reality. They will not sell to us. We should just focus on other targets, like Dembele, or maybe some other players from the Dutch league, or maybe from Portuguese or French league. No need to always go to Liverpool or Arsenal and ask for their players which they won't sell. And stop listening to all those agents, and instead do our own research in the different leagues around the world.

Are there no players in the Argentinian league? How about De Federico or Otamendi? We can get them for 5m euros probably because of the money crisis there.

Ethan said...

In my opinion Robben is better than C. ronaldo. Robben would be a lovely addition to Barcelona. If only Real Madrid would sell him to us

Anonymous said...

Do something Txiki! Do something!

H said...

Don't think its a good ieda. That's all.

M10 said...

i have a good idea.

why not swap
robben + vandervaart for messi ?

i am sure perez will love to get messi and we get robben who is almost in the same lvl and vandervaart .


what do you people think ?

barca4life said...

I'm not so sure they wont sell. They have 250 million debt and they hope to raise 100 mill from player sales to pay back. Added to which their squad is way to big and they can only register 25 first team players. So if the 28th rolls around and they still have 29-30 players perhaps we can get a deal done.

gelson said...

@M10

that was a joke right?

i still like my idea of getting kompany and afellay.

Anonymous said...

Impossible, B4L. They will sell to some Premier League club or some other club, not to us. There are other clubs that would like Robben of course, we have no chance to convince Madrid to sell to us.

We should just forget about it and concentrate on players from smaller clubs than the biggest 5 in the world. There are players outside Liverpool, Arsenal and Real Madrid that can play for us, believe it or not. And I am not talking about Chygradfoacksyao.

M10 said...

gelson
we will have then 2 quality players and i am sure we may get 10-15 M euro more.

besides messi salary will ne the same as both robben + vandervaart together.

and with th 15 M more we put another 20 M and get Chy ...

so then our squad is complete and i change my nickname to R10 ...

H said...

Can somebody ban this "M10" from this blog please.

Anurag said...

i agree with h, are you crazy m10?

if we get higuain (IF), i swear i will dance on the roof of my building wearing a poncho. prolly coz ill be drunk with delight. i love that guy, he plays brilliantly, the only madridista aside from casillas i truly admire.

robben - decent LW backup, selfish idiot, nothing a few fines wont sort out i guess.

skanjos said...

lol m10 . messi is from another planet and stays to our team at least when he is 30+

barca4life said...

Problem is anony which prem club is gonna buy robben? Man utd dont look to be in for any more players. Arsenal dont spend on old players and Liverpool are broke. Chelsea arent gonna buy him back. Tottenham tried but robben rejected them and man city have about 10 forwards already Tevez Robinho Adebayor Bellamy Santa Cruz and a host of other attacking Midfielders.

In italy Juve have enough players for both flanks Milan arent spending and Inter want a creative central midfielder not a winger plus robben abandoned mourinho so i dont think he is gonna go there.

The only other club is Bayern and they too have more than enough talent for their wings with Ribery and Schweinsteiger who can run the flanks and other good young players as well. Plus robben may not want to go to germany.

If real are really serious about selling Barca may sneak in late and take him.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but only we better get higuain rather than Robben.

ej said...

anon where will higuain play ?

i mean after Ibra is here it will be hard to get higuain and make him a bench player .


Robben will be good for the wing and i think formation of :

Robben -- Ibra --messi
covered by henry /&Bojan/Pedro

is awesome.

my fav player to join Barca is still :
Cambiasso

he is the most suitable player for barca and can cover CM DM and even AM.

get Robben + Cambiasso and we are 100% covered.

no need for new CB we have Marquez Puyol Pique

we may have Milito
toure can cover too
and if all goes wrong we still have our Youth Players.


--ej--

Anonymous said...

As i have mentioned before Robben would be fantastic at Barca. I would be willing to pay up to 40-50(yes i am a big fan) mil for him he is one of very best at his position. Mayby he could force his way out. It would an amazing addition to our squad(much better than Ronaldo one on one). Get to work Txixi

Barca4Lyf said...

Seriously M10 r u fucking stoned? Messi is worth the whole fucking Madrid squad!

peter said...

This is hardly news FCB-crew. Please restrain yourself from posting every rumour without substance.

Anonymous said...

Higuain plays as winger as well. he might not be a traditional winger, but would suit well to our 3 man attack, cutting in from left. Henry was never a traditional winger as well, he used to start as a striker, drift to left and then cut-in to take a shot, like he's doing with us now.

Anonymous said...

Robben has an exceptional talent and would be a great signing. Him and Messi would drive every defender in La Liga mad

ej said...

anon

higuain was great last season in finishing and in scoring in important minutes.

i know some RM fans and Higuain is very much loved by RM so they wont let him go easily , robben is wasier to get.


besides robben know that his time is almost gone in rm especially when ribery arrives.

I guess barca should be careful in this story and make only takeitorleave it proposals , i dont want barca pushing robben prize higher so that madrid get more for him from cheslea or from ACM .

if i was txiki i will make a deal proposal limited to 1 day , robben for 35 MEuro take it or leave it .
35 M is much but the guy is really good and henry really getting old.

barca4life said...

Why would chelsea bid for robben? 35 mill for glassman? Hell no. 10-15 is our opening bid and 20 is max take it or leave it.

Anonymous said...

Stop demanding players from the biggest clubs in the world please! Liverpool won't sell Mascherano! We should have bought them before they became unavailable at the biggest clubs! Where is our scout system? Non-existant? We need to buy Arshavin and Mascherano and similar players when they play in West Ham or St Petersburg, not when they are established at Liverpool and Arsenal!

Anonymous said...

Who says Ribery will go to Madrid next season. Do you know something i dont???

Anonymous said...

Madrid apparently has 500000000000000000000 euros for transfers this season.

Harsha said...

if we get higuain...what do we do with keirrison & bojan ??

Anonymous said...

Higuain can play as a left wing. I always hoped for better for him than what Madrid put him through. Who knows. I would rather have him that Robben. He's a great talent, but he's injured way too often. I don't think either will happen to be honest.

barca4life said...

Higuain can play right across the front line. Great talent and just the sort of player we need. He could probably even play a little deeper in the sort of iniesta role.

Anonymous said...

Keirrison is probably considered worthless by Pep already. He didn't even make it to the bench in Benfica's first league game. He will be shipped off on loan next season again, and will never play for us I think. We just have to cut our losses on him, similar to Henrique, Hleb, Caceres etc.

Bojanibra said...

fuck u robben,dont like him for anything.

Anonymous said...

fuck Robben? Isn't that abit harsh?

Georgio said...

~pep, what is the source of the news? sport, marca, as? i can't see any source, but i want to know about it. it is not 1st time when i can't see the sourse in the news :( please reply me

Anonymous said...

Georgio: there is no need to doubt or ask questions like this. We must always trust pep, he knows it.

FCB_fR3aK said...

PLZ O PLZ GOD LET THIS BLANCO REJECT NEVER WEAR THE BLAUGRANA SHIRT.

Robben is comopletely over rated. Did any1 think he had a great season last year ? Wow. He was very mediocre. Pedro will be better than robben if hes given opportunities. Really hope he doesn come here.

@ M10 : How long have u been watching FOOTBALL , let alone Barca football. You'll only be excused if you've been watching football for less than a week. Otherwise u should be beaten to death in the middle of the street with sticks , by an angry mob of necrophiliacs. "Robben who is almost in the same lvl as messi" has got to be the most RETARDED STATEMENT ive read on this blog. Its right up there with that tard who said "PEP IS A HORRIBLE COACH"

HAha. PPL like these should just not be allowed to have an opinion.

Anonymous said...

hope, it's a really bad joke

Nacko said...

fcb freak:
tnx man no need for me to say anything now u read my mind =)

bosnian_likes_barca said...

Few days before i spoke abouth how could be nice to buy Robben or Sneider, or both of them, and Laporta should make offer of 45 millions for both of them, they are graet players and they will be much better in Barca team. It will be good to get just one of them, 15 million asking price for Sneider is so good price.
Robben is exelent, Sneider is good, if Real is so stupid to sell them, we have to buy them.

Georgio said...

ok, but i have doubts and i don't know that this news is true. news without source is worthless news.

Anonymous said...

Laporta is losing his mind.

barca4life said...

Pedro is better than robben? Come on man you cant be serious. So i guess you hate luis enrique too?

barca4life said...

The source is el mundo deportivo. They reported about the spanish journalists blog

FCB_fR3aK said...

@ Nacko : Haha no prob buddy.. hope there are others who are on the same page (of sanity lol)

@barca4life : Dude Robben transferred to Real Madrid for 36.5 million euros. Do u honestly think he is worth that ? And also i seriously cant understand how ppl say that he had a good season. IT was very VERY mediocre. And why would u buy robben in the first place ? he is STRICTLY right winger. Im sure we all know who that slot is reserved for :)
Pedro is good enough cover. He proved that in preseason. Rather get Di Maria instead of the OVER PRICED, OVER RATED GLASS MAN.

barca4life said...

Robben is not strictly a right winer. he played on the left for chelsea and for real madrid if i remember correctly. We wont pay 36.5 million and if you remember robben was one of the hottest players in the world at chelsea under mourinho. If we get him for 10-15 million he would be great for our left flank.

Anonymous said...

ppl judge on feelings and not with brain it seems. pedro hasn't proven anything. preseason is against cartoon teams that play at 60%. dont expect anything special from pedro against proven opposition.

Di Maria? Has he scored, what, 2 goals in his career? Or was it 3?

ograsrot said...

Didn't Robben play on the left for PSV - I think I have a memory of him assisting Kezman from the left. He probably can play both wings is my guess.

I like the idea of Sneijder even more though. Think he is much more of a influential player on the pitch, more of a leader than Robben. He could do well on both Barca CM positions I think.

Another RM-has-been I like is Robinho - great vision! Maybe we could get him to stay in Barcelona after the Gamper trashing his team is about to receive.

Hoping for some Ibracadabra tonight!

Anonymous said...

No more talk about players at huge clubs for huge sums please. They won't come, I understand it is impossible for us to sign players if we only limit ourselves to players from Liverpool, Arsenal and Real Madrid that doesn't want to sell their players to us.

Iason said...

Robben is good and can give Messi and Henry good back up. If Messi gets injured, Robben is good enough to replace him for a few weeks and we know that he can preform against good teams. Pedro has been great so far but who knows if he will do well against teams like Valencia or Atletico Madrid. Who knows if he will be consistent even against the smaller teams. Robben is needed as back up for the next few seasons because right now, we only have Henry and Messi as proven, top class Wingers, (I know Iniesta can play there too but I'm not talking about playing players out of position.) He wont interrupt the youth teams development and hopefully teach Iniesta to be a little more selfish ;)

Anonymous said...

robben is not a barca player and i hope this discussion was nothing more than jest. we have 'the' player who perfected the lateral run to the inside, we dont need the immitator.

put this to rest


blaubaby II

bosnian_likes_barca said...

Robben is something like Ribbery, so fast, so inteligente and there is apsolutly stupid not signing him because he played for Madrid. He's just proffesional and would be fantastic to see him with Messi and Ibra in front. He's only problem are injures, and remember last game against Madrid, he made big problems for Abidal on the left.

But, i also think that's a hard work because Madrid is not so stupid to sell him to us. Maybe better idea is try to buy Sneider.

subhashis said...

No place for hot-head arrogant drama-kings in blaugrana..this guy is pue A_H ..dont even utter our clubs name with this dustbin junk...!! No robben the @#$%$#$# in our club!!! NO

Imperial hi50 said...

Everyone putting down Robben for being a Blanco is stupid! Does anybody remember Luis Enrique! Enrique is still with Barcelona till this day!

He can play both wings which would give us good options in case of injury or fatigue. If Pep wants him then "In Pep We Trust!"

Visca Barca

ifotbol said...

Agreed with the comments. While he would be a great addition to the squad Real won't sell him to Barcelona. And if they do it will be for a huge amount of money, which would be a bad idea. Robben will stay with Real. In the last couple games he has shown he is skillful and ready to fight for a spot in the team. Barcelona should look elsewhere and fast. The season is alsmot here and the team is still pretty short on players.

engelin said...

Fuck. Forget about that Blanco kid. It wont happend. And if it does, I really cant respect Robben as a player. We dont want no flip-flop players with no heart.

Anonymous said...

I cant beleave that people dont recognize Robbens talent. He would be an amazing transfer if true. robben is better than ronaldo in my opinion only downfall is his many injuries but he seems to have gotten rid of them for now. before robben went to madrid we were interested in him and i was very sad when they bought him. Txixi do one thing right in your life and get robben I dont care if you have to give 40-50 mils he is worth it i promise

Anonymous said...

this post might be alittle late but i have to say as an avid viewer chelsea of chelseas games i remember when robben was at chelsea as one THE greatest players there was in the english premiership .
he was so fast & agile and you couldn't take your eyes off him he totally captured the attention of supporters .
he has not been given a good enough chance at madrid (like so many other foreign players)
it would be great for him to join a club like barcelona or whichever team would give him the chance to remind us of how good a player he is.

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