FC Barcelona defender Marc Bartra says that he has no intention of leaving the club, insisting that he is not listening to any offers coming his way. Marc Bartra had earlier revealed that due to a shortage of appearances, his buy-out clause now stands at €15 Million, alerting many clubs to his imminent future. Much like Thiago Alcantara’s situation two years ago when due to a lack of appearances, the player’s release clause dropped at just €12 Million. FC Barcelona fans were under the fear they could lose another promising academy product. Bartra going nowhere However, Marc Barta has squashed any fears that the Blaugrana faithfuls might have by stating that he has no intention to leave the club. “I’m not listening to offers,” Bartra told reporters on Thursday. “My head is focused 100 per cent on Barca. “My goal is to surpass the 21 games I played as a starter last season.” Bartra unhappy? Bartra broke into the first-team squad in 2010 and has since been […]

Barcelona find themselves in an awkward paradox. Fresh off a historic second treble, the Blaugarauna have solidified their return to the upper echelons of World Football. Such a climb however, comes at a cost, and once the carnival quiets down at the Camp Nou, Barcelona will have to address more than a few pressing concerns. Like with Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, and even Real Madrid before them, Champions League victories have often been followed by  series of fat trimming measures. The near impossible goal of retaining a Champions League title fills the minds of the victorious party. This however comes with the realisation that in order to do so, they have to be better than they were before. The question that arises with every Champions League that Barca wins, is how they can get better. It’s a more perplexing conundrum than most understand, as improving a side as dominant as Barcelona is one of the most daunting challenges faced by their managers. […]