VALDES REJECTS BARCELONA RETURN – REPORT

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes has reportedly rejected the offer to return to the club under the new presidential era of Joan Laporta. This is according to the report from Diario Sport which disclosed that Victor Valdes has made the decision not to return to the Nou Camp. It was earlier reported that the retired Spanish …

VALDES REJECTS CHANCE TO RETURN TO BARCA

Former Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has reportedly declined the opportunity to return to the Camp Nou as a goalkeeping coach after he was handed the chance by newly-elected Barca president Joan Laporta. During the elections, Diario Sport reported that a Valdes return could be on the cards if Laporta emerged winner, but …

VALDES: INTERNATIONAL CAREER CAREER EXPOSED

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes saw his opportunities limited for the Spanish national team during his professional career due to the preference of Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas and Pepe Reina. Victor Valdes was restricted to just 20 caps for the Spanish La Furia Roja during his time with the national team. His 20 appearances for …

Philippe Coutinho refuses to rule out Liverpool return

Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho has refused to rule out a potential return to Liverpool in the future. The 28-year-old made the switch to the Catalan giants from the Reds in January 2018 and he has since experienced mixed set of fortunes. Coutinho won the La Liga title with the Blaugrana during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 …

VALDES: HORTA MANAGERIAL PERFORMANCE EXAMINED

  Barcelona legend Victor Valdes has struggled a little bit in his first big test as a football club manager. The Ex-Spanish international shot stopper was appointed the manager of Unio Atleticad’ Hortain the fourth tier of Spanish football earlier this year.  Victor Valdes was given a one-year deal until next summer. The 38-year-old turned …

Ernesto Valverde insists Barcelona are on the right track despite criticism

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has insisted that the Blaugrana are on the right track and their form has been unnecessary criticised by the media. The Spanish giants have not played to the best of their abilities this term but they are still at the top of the La Liga table and on course to qualify …

Ivan Rakitic admits frustration with limited gametime at Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has admitted that he is frustrated with his current situation at the Catalan giants. The Croatia international has been a regular for the Blaugrana over the past four seasons but he has recently dropped down the pecking order with summer signing Frenkie de Jong preferred in the centre of the park. …

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde praises Frenkie de Jong

Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde has praised summer signing Frenkie de Jong and believes the midfielder will provide the added energy in the midfield to drive the team to further success. The Netherlands international was pursued from Ajax at the midway stage of the previous campaign but the terms of the agreement meant that he would only join the Blaugrana this summer.

Speaking in a press conference, Valverde hailed the arrivals of De Jong, Antoine Griezmann and Neto in recent weeks and gave special praise to the former, who has been brought to provide young energy in the centre of the park, he said: “These are three major purchases. Each in their own way. We expect a lot from them. They know that the fans are enthusiastic and we hope that they adapt as quickly as possible.