Saturday, 4 July 2009

Last-minute change to Marquez renewal offer

Madrid sports tabloid As claims that Barcelona has made a last-minute change to the contract renewal offered to Barcelona central defender and Mexican international Rafael Márquez (30), whose current contract expires next summer.

While Márquez had initially asked for an extra three years with the last year being optional and a deal seemed to have been found for an extra two years, the player's agent Enrique Nieto would yesterday morning have been offered during a meeting in the Camp Nou offices to sign a contract for only one extra year plus an optional second year.

* Catalan newspaper El Periodico claims that the negotiations between Barcelona and the player went on yesterday and that there's still no deal. The economic side of the deal wouldn't cause any problems but there's still no agreement on the duration of the contract: Barcelona would offer only one extra year, while Márquez would want two more years. *

Catalan sports paper Sport on the other hand claims that Márquez didn't sign like expected the contract renewal for two more years yesterday because Barcelona president Joan Laporta and Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain didn't have time. The signature would have been postponed to next week.

Read more:
Marquez to sign renewal until 2012 today
Fiorentina interested in Marquez


NouBarca said...

where could they have gone?
1, Helping Eto pack his things in2 the removal van.

2, Getting ready to club with David.


Marques can still do a job if he is not injured. He regained his love and form last year.

fcbee said...

I'm NOT panicking like some here, but we have to admit that it's at least a little worrying that not only the don't have yet signed anyone, but that the renewals are all taking so much time. What's up with Valdes, there was a deal two weeks ago and still not signed. It's all weird to me.

We're two weeks before the start of the pre-season so better get these things over with so the players can start the season with a fresh head.

ochtane7 said...

I would really like to know what our management team is doing though.No one at the moment seems comfortable with any of the negotiations.They seem to be very cautious though,seems as though they are trying really hard to budget the books.

Please don't muck up the team.

Dude said...

IMO the reason no one has signed any renewal yet is they are still on vacation (holiday)... Laporta and Txiki figure they can finalize everthing and have them signed when they get back for the pre-season

So don't worry fellas ;)

OH!! for people in the States have a great Independence Day!!! :D

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