Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Barcelona monitoring situation of Riera

British tabloid The Daily Mirror claims that Barcelona is monitoring the situation of Liverpool left winger and Spanish international Albert Riera (27) after the player was left out of the Liverpool squad last weekend (read more here).

Barcelona would have been made aware that Riera could be available before the transfer window closes at the end of the month. If Liverpool are willing to listen to offers, Riera might want to leave the English Premier league to return to Spain. Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid are also said to be interested in the winger.

Read more:
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Barcelona interested in Liverpool winger Riera
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24 comments:

blaugrana1 said...

i hate it when stupid tabloids claim reports like these.

There is absolutely no way benitez will part with Riera after he let Alonso leave. Liverpool will be lucky to enter the top four! W/O Alonso they are reaally bad, so i guess this report is pretty far fetched.

groga said...

I think the report is wrong but not because Benitez wouldn't want him leaving, but because we don't want him... ;)

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen him play but isn't Riera amazing?

Anonymous said...

I think the report is wrong but not because Benitez wouldn't want him leaving, but because Txiki is no more bothered about our transfers...;)

blaugrana1 said...

Riera is really good, he can create chances outside the box for forwards, and has an incredible shot

Manolo said...

He's good but i prefer Hleb infron of this guy acutally.

Hleb didn't show cuz he didn't get time.

BarcaFan(BiH) said...

Hleb didn't get time because he wasn't good enough. Why do you think Pep let him go out on loan?

Anonymous said...

Only if we can get him cheap otherwise drop him he will be another hleb

Megano28 said...

he might not be great, but his long shot is the perfect bus breaker.

Anonymous said...

If we acctualy got him he wouldn't be another hleb. Hleb was so bad bcause he didn't learn the language. Riera goesn't have that problem.

Anonymous said...

His long shot is nothing comapred to Yaya's, Keita's, Alves, Bojan, Ibrahimovic, Messi, Marquez. He just scored one lucky goal for spain against a very poor goalkeeper. he is a total crap.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how true this is, probably unlikely. But Riera would be excellent for us. It gives us another option on the left wing, especially with Henry getting older. Bojan and Pedro can concentrate on RW/CF backup duties (there'll be a lot of opportunities anyway.) Iniesta and Xavi can stay in midfield which would ease the midfield cover burden a bit.

Anonymous said...

I have heard that he is amazing. I havent seen him play.

Yet, this guy above me say he is total crap? Is he amazing or crap?

skanjos said...

riera is good for rotation,and in the position we are now we shouldnt ask for more,if he costs less than 12mill then we should take him,i still prefer affelay or ardan or dembele or hamsik.

alexxx666 said...

I watch alot of Liverpool games and i can tell you he has more than just long shots. He is a good dribbler and many times he has broken through defenders. He lacks finishing and his defensive play is not all that great. Still he would be a good sub for Barca and a good option to have in case of injuries of to rest starters.

Loos said...

Riera is a good acquisition at the right price!

Anonymous said...

It's all about the price. If we can get him cheap, great. He will be needed. Otherwise, no. Pep has sad that we will eighter buy great players (Riera is good, but cannot be classyfied as a great player in Barca) or use our youth players.

If we buy Riera I think we will sell Jeffren on loan.

Manolo said...

Barcafan (BIH) He didn't improve in the games.

Do u know how he played in Arsenal?
I bet he could've reached almost the same level or the same if he would've got more time.

Can't realy see why u are saying that he's bad.
When he played he could dribble 1-2 players. Has fast feets,pretty fast but lack some shootingskills and sometimes passing.

Smogen said...

We have Pedro and Jeffren, why Riera?
No, we need a midfielder and a defender´....

mario ch said...

for 10 to 12 mil euros we should snap him up.
he already knows la liga and our guys from the national team so he will integrate fast and really well.

Lincoln said...

Nobody is talking about him, but Hulk of FC Porto Would be the best signing! He would probably cost around 20 million euros but he is so much better than Henry and would fit perfectly into the Barca team.

Another player that Barca should buy is Arshavin who will have a great season with Arsenal unless Barca buys. Arshavin would be a very good signing aswell

Lincoln said...

Riera is rubbish by the way, Pedro and Jeffren are much better than him. If we are going to buy a player he has to be Barca material, and Riera is so not that.

I think that as a Central defender Jorge Andrade would be perfect considering he is free!
The same goes for Stephen Appiah in the Midfield.
I think we should consider buying Luis Miguel from Valencia if we need a right back

Anonymous said...

Lincoln, yor're a fucking retard

BarcaFan(BiH) said...

Manolo,

I know what you are saying. I didn't mean to disrespect your comment.

Yet, if Pep thought he would be useful, he would have used him, so while he may be a good player, he is not the player we need. He doesn't improve our squad. Perhaps it's his style of playing because he has not been able to adapt to the way we play. He was even dropped from the final of the CL, and loaned out even if we were able to get Eto'o without loaning Hleb to Inter.

That's just my interpretation of what I have seen of Hleb and how Pep has treated his situation. Perhaps I'm wrong, it may truly be.

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