01 January 2012

January, month of the renovations at Barça

Before you start in March and April contacts with players who can join Barca next season after a couple of key summits in February between those responsible for sport and Pep Guardiola plot as MD reported last week, this January is expected realize most of the renovations that are pending.

The most important priority is the Guardiola even look good. The meeting chaired by Sandro Rosell has prepared the contract and does not foresee another decision that the 'yes' Pep under reciprocal commitment to coach and players have a big following prolong the cycle triumphant in the first half of the course. When Guardiola and his agent, Josep Maria Oroboitg, get in touch with the club, are precipitated events.

While Rosell has spoken of several formulas valid in how long the new contract for Pep and his team of collaborators inseparable, it is almost certain to expand their relationship for another year, ie until 2013. It only remains to know the expected date of the photo with the president, vice president Josep Maria Bartomeu, Andoni Zubizarreta and Tito Vilanova. Last season took place on 23 February 2010, with Barcelona president Joan Laporta and was advanced to January 20, two days after the public outcry when Guardiola himself attended a concert by Manel on his birthday.

In regards to the template, Jose Manuel Pinto and Eric Abidal are free from yesterday to negotiate with other clubs. Their contracts expire on June 30 but all sides take for granted the continuity of both. The doorman, 36, signed for one more. The document with its representative, John Maraver, is profiled then just the official announcement. As for Abidal, no consensus on the future of Barca but love the tax issue (see information below) there is a discrepancy in the time of contract. Barca offered 1 +1 and defender wanted to make two in a row. The easier it all with Isaac Basin, represented by Josep Maria Orobitg and installed on the first team. Even with the subsidiary tab and under contract until June, in the coming days he will tie the footsteps of Montoya (2014), Bartra (2014), Dos Santos (2015), Sergi Roberto (2015) and Rafinha (2014). (via MD)