The Catalan football side has been on the news since the return of football and on transfer rumours. What are the latest transfer news? How are the team gearing up for their match this weekend? Let’s find out
Barcelona Steps Up Preparation Ahead Of Trips To Mallorca.
With the return of Laliga football all but confirmed this weekend, massive preparation have been underway in Barcelona camp as all the players are all back and fit to get back in action. Ahead of their match against Mallorca, almost all the players are expected to be back, with the exception of Samuel Umtiti that suffered a Slight setback last week in Training and Ousmane Dembele that is still undergoing his personal recovery process. The team have also been handed a major boost towards the weekend as the team’s talisman Lionel Messi has been back amongst the group training once again.
Its has been a very busy week for the players as consecutive training sessions where being held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, as the league’s champion looks to get back to top gear towards their league defence.
More Match Day Dates Has Been Confirmed.
With barely a month given to the teams in Spain to round up the season, many fans will be asking, when are the new dates scheduled for the remaining matches to be played?
With the new release of fixtures and dates in Spain this week, we’ve seen how and when the next four games will be played.
- Mallorca vs Barcelona. June 13
- Barcelona vs Leganes. June 16
- Sevilla vs Barcelona. June 19
- Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao. June 22
With matches listed above, we can see match week 28, 29, 30 and 31 has been confirmed respectively. It will be very intriguing to see how the team will adjust to the barrage of matches thrown at them consecutively. And it will be very vital how Quique Setien (Barca’s Manager) utilize the squad at this period and also rotates among the players effectively to avoid injuries and fatigues.
Arthur Melo’s Current Situation….
One name that has been on almost every news outlet and press since Barcelona returns to training has been Barcelona Brazilian midfielder, Arthur Melo. With many news surrounding Barca’s pursuit of Inter milan attacker Lauturo Martinez, the Brazilian has once been touted has possible swap deals for the Argentine. While also recently, the clubs sudden attention towards Juventus Miralem Pjanic has arouse Juve’s interest about Arthur.
Many news surfaced that Barcelona were thinking about a possible swap deals connecting Pjanic and Joan Cancelo to Camp nou at the expense of Arthur. But recently it seems Juventus are hell bent on getting Arthur to Turin with or without using Miralem Pjanic as a deal, as proposals of increasing Arthur present salary at Barcelona to threefold if he accepted.
Now much onus and attention will be on the player and the club concerning the deal. Arthur has came out many times to debunk any news linking him to a move outside Barcelona, as the players agent and circles around him also reiterates his desire to earn his position in the team and succeed. And now its left to how the club’s board will handle the situation. Will they fulfill his desires or will he be forced out of the club against his wish? The coming weeks have a lot to unfold…..
Phillipe Coutinho’s Future.
Another Brazilian on most Barcelona’s news and transfer rumours for most part of this year and current campaign has been Phillipe Coutinho. With Bayern Munich citing their desire about not making his deal permanent over his loan term, many questions has been asked over his future. Will he go back to Barcelona or will he move back to England to revive his career?
Another club touted as a possible destination for the Brazilian playmaker has been Chelsea football club. With Coutinho having made up his mind about returning back to England if stay in Barcelona is not possible, many English clubs have been popping up as a possible destination for him, but Chelsea seems to be the latest among such. With the acquisition of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, Coutinho has been seen as a possible requirement towards the Chelsea team, but news coming from British and ESPN states Chelsea denying such rumours.
His wage bills has been cited as a massive reason behind the move while also the clubs aims for Kai Harvatz as a future acquisition in the current transfer saga.