The news reports about Barca is coming in a high pace, and it’s hard to keep up. However, it’s getting clear that Valverde is heading to the exit door. However, there’s yet to be a official announcement, although the media reports that it’s close.
Furthermore, the news topics are not only regarding the Valverde exit, but possible transfers as well. in today’s News Buzz we will arrange the hot topics in an understandable way. Many thanks again for the legendary @blaugranagram for updating us.
Valverde will leave. Roberto Martinez to replace him?
Very soon, Barça will announce to Ernesto Valverde that he won’t be the manager for next season with Roberto Martinez being the primary option for the job, according to RAC1. He won’t be on Barça’s managerial bench for next season, according to @DiMarzio.
Let me clarify: I don’t really have anything against Roberto Martinez.Furthermore, e’s done well with Belgium & seems to be a manager who has a good relationship with his players. I’m just against obvious candidates like Setien not even being mentioned as he also could be a good option.
That being said, Roberto is a good coach, and it’ll be interesting to see – if he does end up being the new manager – how he’ll go through with this. Hopefully he’ll be a man who knows how to be in charge and lead the dressing room, and a man who learns from his mistakes.
Roberto Martinez himself said: “I won’t say yes to anyone before talking to the Belgian Football Association first. The speculations, the rumors – you can’t control them. Football is about the present.” [Het Laatste Nieuws via SPORT]
Update on De Ligt
Matthijs de Ligt is ‘crazy’ about joining Barcelona, and the negotiations with the player are very similar to those with de Jong. Manchester United’s interest is true, but it’s not close to done neither is the deal ‘half done’. [@orioldomenech on @ClubMitjanit, ]
Operation ‘salida’ in underway
Malcom could have a bigger role to play in the team if Valverde leaves the club. As for Coutinho, he could end up in the Premier League. The club doesn’t want to sell Jasper Cillessen for less than €20M-€25M. [@gerardromero, ]
Ivan Rakitic’s high price is a problem for his departure as few clubs can match it. Denis Suárez is close to Valencia, and André Gomes has €30M offers from Arsenal and West Ham. Sergi Palencia has offers from French clubs. Cucurella has offers & will be bought back for €4M and then sold. [@gerardromero]
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