22 February 2012

Guardiola and Barça want to renew Puyol

Barça expected seal the continuity of Carles Puyol before the end of the season.

Guardiola will not let Carles Puyol. Planning for the 2012-13 season is under way and both the coaching staff and sport management work with the hope of reaching the summer with the homework done in advance. The priority renewal block was seen for sentencing late last year and now it looks like it's time to bring forward outstanding issues, but not urgent. A few weeks ago overtook Barça will realize the continuity of their great captain until the defender would hang up his boots and put an end to his career. Then it was a desire of the coaching staff that begins to take shape.

Pep Guardiola and Andoni Zubizarreta agree on the need to raise with Carles Puyol a renewal letter to be irrechazable. The will is very simple. The Pobla de Segur the contract ends in 2013 and is about finding the ideal formula for the blaugrana bulwark not leave the Camp Nou to take one last adventure away from home has been throughout his long career in football . The proposed sports area has been well received by the board. Zubizarreta and Pep and have the pleasure to design the negotiating strategy to be followed without haste but without pause.

Carles Puyol is aware of the will of the Barça but today has not contacted his agent, Ramon Sostres, nor can one speak of opening negotiations with the player. This is only a beginning, all points will be set out in a matter of weeks. The good feeling is more than evident and prefers to reach season finale yet solved the issue. Given that La Liga and Champions League and finish in May, immediately afterwards, the selection is preparing Euro focus from the club try to advance an agreement ahead of schedule in his day. Summer should be as quiet.

The outline proposal now rests in the offices of the Ciutat Esportiva. The club wants to maintain a similar contract prototype for players who have a similar profile. In this sense, Carles Puyol could follow the same model already accepted at the time Eric Abidal. That is, the captain currently ends in 2013 and Barça would guarantee another year (2014) with an option for another season depending on sporting performance. The Gallic side signed, Seydou Keita and Puyol thinks the proposal will most likely during the month of March.

The performance offered Puyol is spectacular. Everyone knows that despite his 33 years meet the 34 next-April 13, when the captain has been physically well the team has shown a spectacular defensive solidity. Their faces are paid absences.

Guardiola has asked the firm and Barça is offering the work of the snapshot to ensure at least one Puyol 2014. No major problems are assumed and expected that with the utmost discretion, Andoni Zubizarreta and Ramon Sostres can polish the details of which could mean the last contract player in Catalan as active. At present no one can imagine the figure of Puyol wearing a shirt that is not the blaugrana team. (via SPORT)