Manchester United are reportedly prepared to fight it out with Manchester City and Valencia for highly rated Benfica full-back Alex Grimaldo.
Olympic gold medalist Rafinha has reportedly admitted he may pursue a move away from Barcelona in lieu of regular first-team football.
FC Barcelona’s academy La Masia is famous for being a factory of talented footballers. Every week, the club releases a video of the top 5 goals from the academy matches. This week’s goals quality illustrate just how brilliant the academy players are. This week’s goals are probably some of the best in recent times, with U12 player Sergi Oriol taking the top spot Bergkamp-esque goal. Youngsters Gerard Gumbau, Xavi Toldra and Pablo Moreno (2) have also scored some stunners as it seems that there is no stopping of talent emerging from La Masia. The goals can be watched below:
After failing to convince Luis Enrique, followed by a muted loan spell at Sevilla, Gerard Deulofeu returns to Goodison Park to revive his career at the ground where he played his best football till date.
Joan Laporta Launches Barcelona Campaign, Abidal to assist him
Members of FC Barcelona have approved the plan to redevelop their iconic stadium Camp Nou. Built in 1957 and enlarged in 1982, Camp Nou holds 98,000. The plan is to increase that to 105,000.
Bojan Krkić. Gerard Deulofeu. Same promise, different eras of Barça - Will there be a different end result?
Guest Author Adi-Oula Sebastian analyzes the latest crop of superstars emerging from FC Barcelona's La Masia youth academy.
The English Premier League is considered by many as the best league in Europe and yet, if one were to look at the squads of some of the bigger clubs in England, you get the feeling that the major stars are predominantly foreigners. Two of Europe’s top 5 leagues stand out for their ability to produce talent through their youth systems on a consistent basis: Spain’s La Liga and Germany’s Bundesliga. However, since the Premier League is unarguably the largest football league in the world (at least financially) and the country itself is the birthplace of the sport in almost every aspect (from its Football Association to the oldest club in the world), basic logic suggests that England should be producing world class talent on a consistent basis, but somehow that is not the case. The question is why? And why are Spain and Germany so successful in that department? In fact, right now, even the Portuguese and French leagues develop talent […]
Over the years, Liverpool has had several great goalkeepers. After the eras of Elisha, Lawrence, Grobbelaar and Clemence, it is now the time of another hero - Pepe Reina.