Sunday, 23 August 2009

Puyol could leave Barcelona next summer

Catalan sports paper Sport claims that Barcelona central defender and Spanish international Carles Puyol (31) is postponing the decision on the renewal of his contract.

Barcelona would have offered Puyol, whose contract expires at the end of this season, a renewal for two more years, keeping more or less the same salary.

The Catalan player is at this moment nevertheless not willing to accept the offer and has reportedly informed Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain about his decision.

Puyol would want to wait and see what will happen this season. Also because of Guardiola insisting to sign Chygrynskiy, the defender feels that he could be losing importance in the squad. Puyol wants to keep on being a key player on the pitch and depending on the events this season, he will later decide if he wants to continue at the club.

Read more:
Two-year extension offer for Puyol
Renewals for Puyol, Marquez, Iniesta and Messi
Puyol calm about contract renewal

30 comments:

barca nike said...

nice joke, Chygrinsky removing Puyol not in a million years.

fcbee said...

If Barcelona will pay 25 millions, this Chygrynskiy won't come to sit on the bench. Maybe not this season, but certainly in the next, the plan is then probably to have Pique-Chygrynskiy as first choice centre-backs.

So then you can understand that Puyol thinks he has some good years left and he doesn't want to spend those on the bench. It sure is taking a lot of time to sign that renewal...

Knives Out said...

He is our fantastic captain! No way will he get less prominence.

Anonymous said...

noooooooooooooooooo he is NUMBER 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

buj said...

You guys thinks he's the top dog but apparently the Barca board doesn't.

For a player who has given his all for the club, it's an insult not to give him a slight pay raise after a scintillating season when others got theirs.

What's up with this board? Are they trying to sabotage the next board members by unsettling the team?

mariop said...

barca = puyol
puyol = barca
for me no puyol no barca.
he is our captain and he will sitll until the last moment of his career.

Anonymous said...

Its not about the board, Puyi doesnt care about his salary. The problem is he doesnt feel Guardiola's confidence like he did with Rijkaard. Pep prefered Piqué and Márquez over him and Pep is crazy to get Chygrynskiy so Puyol is worried he would become the choice number 4.

well, its already a shame that such a bad defender like Márquez is prefered over Puyi. Rafa has only the good passing, as a defender he isnt class. And he is injured all the time anyway so just renew Puyol, let Márquez go next season and everything is fine. :)

groga said...

Where is Cruyff now with his "no renewal one year before the end of the contract, then you're out" rule?

Anonymous said...

thats the funniest news ever. it should be even like this:
Puyol could leave Barcelona next summer.

Catalan sports paper Sport claims that Barcelona central defender and Spanish international Carles Puyol (31) is postponing the decision on the renewal of his contract because he wants to move to Real Madrid.
:))

sachin said...

The ANONY who said marquez is a bad defender is certainly a NOOB, marque is probably the best reader of the game i have seen in my life, sure he gets injured but commenting on his class based on a few errors which every defender does is foolish from that anony guy...

ArianB said...

Fantastic Joke!

LOL !!!!

Anonymous said...

Pep said that "puyol will go nowhere" indicating that he not only needs puyol as an important defender but also as a leader and a captain.

he should be our giggs.

hes a legend, he can show the young players the way and teach them alot.

i hope he will end his career at barca

anything else would be disgraceful

pep surely knows this better than anyone

David said...

He is not getting better, the best would be to let him rotate some on the CB, but mainly as backup RB/LB.

If he doesn't want to do that, then it's better if he leaves, in that case, let's just hope he gets treated with more respect than some of the other key players that we've sold recently.

Barca4Lyf said...

Nobody can replace Puyol he's a legend, Barca's captain just because some Ukrainian guy might sign for Barca doesn't mean he's lost any authority or importance in the Barca squad! He should stay at Barca until he retires!

JC said...

David, I can bet you, he will be kicked out just like the others. I won't be surprised if Barca do a Puyol+45 million for that chryginsky dude.

xaviesta said...

really bad joke!
He is a legend and he is absolutely fit! he can compete with every defender in the world plus he is a good right back! nobody at Barca would dare to kick him out!
Puyol for life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shbabeek said...

He could leave in only one way, If he died! otherwise, It's all pull shit! No need for these articles.
Please Don't post it Again!

Anonymous said...

Who would have thought that Guardiola would leave as a player. And he was even a greater legend than Puyol. So never say never. It's clear something is going because otherwise he would already have signed that renewal. The talks started immediately after the end of last season.

Anonymous said...

Guardiola (20.06.09):

He’ll renew. Carles isn’t going anywhere. If he’s thinking about moving, he can forget about it. He’ll play where he’s told because he’s great in all positions.

Messiah said...

Puyol will not leave, he can't. I can't picture captain puyol leaving. The backline should be for as long as Puyol and Marquez are here is : Puyol-MArquez-Pique everybody else is a distant second.

barca4life said...

The sad fact is great barca players tend to leave before they retire. I want him to stay, but if he wants first team football and cant get it here, i'll say thanks for all you have done you are a legend and i hope you do well wherever you go. I hope he stays. He could be the first barca captain to life 5 CL trophies :)

Anonymous said...

If a transfer of chygrynskiy means that puyol will leave then screw chygrynskiy

Anders said...

LAB Messi:Many comments makes me angry. How stupid could you people be? Puyol is Barca's heart, the greatest deffender in the world, probably one of the best of all time, he still is the best with distance to the other deffenders, and you think he should be backup or leave? Youre a disgrace to Coulé, Futbol Club Barcelona and Catalonia. The heart and soul of Barca, Catalonia. VISCA BARCA, VISCA CATALONIA!

i_love_boobs_and_barca said...

This is media bullshit. Guardiola himself has said that Puyol is vital to this squad, and can anywhere he tells him to play.

creus said...

I'd rather take one title and have Piqué and Puyol as starters than win 3 titles and have Piqué and Chigrinskiy back there. That's how important it is to me that he stays.

zos said...

why pep is so obsessed with Chyngry???? He who made Pique a starter is hasitating to promote Fontas and Muniesa??? Forget him our cantera is way better:)

Andrés said...

Well, at least I hope that Guardiola knows how much trouble he'll get if he does this.

Ba-Beka said...

It's not surprise if he ends up like Stoichkov and Rivaldo etc...
Barca board has never mercy and respect for the legends of their team .

The only thing that can change my mind is that Puyol is from LA MASIA and they can save him this time , but still i can't believe .
If they do this , don't expect MESSI , INIESTA or Xavi to end their careers at Barcelona , they will probably know how they are going to end up .

thx

Brandon said...

I saw this coming. Marquez will be gone as well I think. The only other thing is letting Puyol play at LB and sell Abidal.

sho said...

Well Pep said Puyi would renew, but at what price? They are planning to leave him on same salary, same thing we tried we Sammu, if Puyi leaves becasue of that, would he be "abused" like Sammu was by fans (on this blog)?
Like I said, nobody would be happy getting less money!!

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