De Ligt refused to go to Barcelona

According to the source, the decision was made by the player’s agent Mino Rayol, since Juventus, PSG and Bayern made the Dutchman more lucrative offers on a personal contract. “Barcelona”, in turn, considered it economically unprofitable to improve offers to the player.

In the season ended, the 19-year-old de Ligt played 55 matches at the club level. On account of a football player, seven goals scored and four assists. The Dutch contract with Ajax lasts until the summer of 2021. The market transfer fee of the defender today is € 75 million. As part of the Netherlands national team, the defender played 15 matches and scored one goal.

Life after Neimar. Who will replace the Brazilian superstar in Barcelona?

From day to day (and even from hour to hour) the coach will finally turn into a pumpkin – in other words, the transfer of Neimar will become the most expensive in the history of football, and the 11th number in the blue-garnet dressing room will be vacant. Talks about this were conducted throughout July – few were less discussed possible candidates to replace the Brazilian striker. “SE” offers your attention three potential newcomers to the liberating position in the attack of the Catalans.

1. Philippe Coutinho

The most obvious option is the Brazilian left winger of Liverpool. Neumar’s ancestor, Coutinho is much more modest (as it seems) outside the field, and in the game itself is equally effective and effective. To fit into the Latin American trident should without any problems – it was MSN, will be the ISS or MSC.
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The Spanish Supreme Court upheld the sentence of 21 months in prison for Messi

The Supreme Court of Spain upheld the verdict to 21 months of imprisonment for the football player of the Spanish “Barcelona” and the Argentina national team Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi in the case of tax evasion. This was reported by the newspaper El Pais.

It is noted that for the father of athlete Jorge Horacio Messi, the term was reduced from 21 to 15 months. The document says that the judicial body “confirmed the verdict to 21 months in prison and € 2.1 million penalty to Barcelona’s Messi” on charges of “three crimes against the state treasury.”

Initially, the verdict to the 29-year-old footballer and his father was pronounced by the court of Barcelona in July last year. Under Spanish law, an accused person may be allowed not to serve a prison term in the event that the crime is committed for the first time, and the sentence does not exceed two years.

After the decision of the Barcelona court, the lawyers of the football player stated that they would appeal this decision, because they “have grounds for defense”. The athlete and his father were accused of evading taxes of almost € 4.1 million. According to the prosecutor, the player did not pay taxes on profits received in 2007, 2008 and 2009. At the trial, the footballer assured that it was Jorge Orasio Messi who was engaged in his financial affairs, and he was never interested in the subject of taxes and did not discuss this issue with his father.

Messi – a pupil of the football academy of “Barcelona”, acts in the first team since 17 years. As part of the Catalan club, he became eight-time champion of Spain, four-time winner of the Cup of the country, four times became the winner of the Champions League. Also, the Argentinian is a five-time winner of the “Golden Ball” – a prize to the best football player in the world.

As part of the Argentina national team striker won the silver medal in the World Cup in 2014 and was recognized as the best player of the tournament. Forward is also the Olympic champion – 2008, three-time silver medalist of the America’s Cup.

Lionel Messi’s double was detained in Iran

Reza Parastes (on the left), realizing how he looks like Lionel Messi, decided to get a haircut in the manner of the famous football star

The Iranian student, who gained fame due to the external resemblance to the attacker of FC Barcelona and Argentina’s Lionel Messi, was detained by the Iranian police and taken to the police station.
The incident occurred in the city of Hamadan: there were so many people wishing to make a street self with Reza Parastes that the police found the incident to be a violation of public order.
The police arrested a car from a Messi double, and he was taken to the station himself.
25-year-old Reza Parastes has become famous several months ago, when he was photographed in a T-shirt of “Barcelona” under number 10.
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“Barcelona” would call the name of the successor of Luis Enrique not earlier July 1

President of “Barcelona” Josep Maria Bartomeu said the club does not intend to name a successor to Luis Enrique as head coach until July 1 this year.

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi attends a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Earlier, Enrique said that he would not renew the contract with the Catalans, which expires at the end of the season.

“The players are very disappointed by this decision, Enrique, but they are also highly motivated to continue to work, and that will do until the end of June. We will start searching for a new coach, but his name we will announce after 1 July. It is necessary to maintain Enrique until the very end, because we still pretend trophies “- quoted Bartomeu Football Espana.

Messi had not received specific proposals from the “Barcelona” on a new contract

Jorge Messi, father of striker “Barcelona” Lionel Messi, February 9, arrived in Barcelona and is still in the city, but still has not met with the leaders Barça to discuss the terms of a new contract player, according to the portal Goal.

Soon Jorge should return to Argentina, although it is possible that he will sit down at the negotiating table with the president of “Barcelona” Josep Maria Bartomeu in the coming days. At this point, the parties communicated only by telephone and no concrete proposals Catalans did. Lionel inclined to extend the contract expiring in the summer of 2018, but he would like to know the club’s plans for the coming seasons.

Messi has been criticized for dismal game in the first leg of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, “PSG” (0: 4), and in the press rumors that he yearns for Josep Guardiola, who now trains the “Manchester City”. The future of the star football player remains in limbo.

Messi asked Guardiola to consider a return to “Barcelona”

Forward of “Barcelona” Lionel Messi wants ex-mentor Catalans Josep Guardiola, who now works with the “Manchester City”, considered returning to “Camp Nou”.

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
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After the defeat of the “PSG” in the first match of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League (0: 4) in the press talking about that mentor “Barcelona” Luis Enrique could leave the team at the end of the season. At the same time there is a fear that his example will be followed and Lionel Messi if Guardiola will not accept the command. Argentinian insists that Enrique has created a split in the team and can correct the situation except that Guardiola.
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The rival of “Barcelona” in the final of the Spanish Cup will be “Alaves”

“Alaves” with a minimum score beat “Celta” in the second leg of the ½ finals of the Spanish Cup and made it to the final round of the tournament. goalless draw was recorded in the first meeting.

The hosts had a decisive attack on 82 minutes when Edgar Mendez received a pass from Victor Camarasa, effectively gone from two opponents and beat the rival goalkeeper.

In the final, “Alaves” tournament will meet with the “Barcelona”, beat “Atletico”. In Spain, the Catalans are the championship at the 2nd place, and the Basques – on the 12th.

Iniesta returned to training

Midfielder “Barcelona” Andres Iniesta is close to returning to the system.

As the official site of the Catalans, the midfielder returned to training, missing two weeks due to muscle injury left leg. A player was engaged in training with the main group without restrictions.

In “Barcelona” does not exclude that Iniesta would be the application on the closest match of the championship of Spain with the “Athletics”.