11 May 2012

Doctors Cugat and Pruna will stand to assess the operation of Puyol

They will appear this Saturday in the afternoon and it is expected that they throw light about the readiness of the center-back for Euro.


The doctors Ramon Cugat and Ricard Pruna will speak tomorrow afternoon, when the club is already ensuring weapons Sevilla to be measured at Betis at night in the league, at a news conference to assess the knee surgery that will be practiced Carles Puyol this Saturday. Both doctors will stand about 16.00 hours in the press room at the Camp Nou.

'Puyi' will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, from which the azulgrana captain suffered after the derby against Espanyol last Saturday. As reported MD, Puyol himself has postponed a decision on its presence in the European Championship with Spain to know the real extent of the problem.

Cugat and Pruna, who last June and the player involved in the Hospital Quirón in his left knee, may shed light on the subject.

A priori has been estimated downtime of central Barça and the 'red' in about six weeks. The Euro-2012 will begin on June 8. (via MD)

[Selection; Youth] Good debut of David Babunski with the selection under-21 of Macedonia

The selection under-21 of Macedonia defeated 1-0 to Northern Ireland, with a good performance of barcelonista David Babunski.

David Babunski made ​​one of his dreams and on Thursday made ​​his international debut under-21 of Macedonia. He did it in a qualifying match for the European category, against Northern Ireland and in the selection of beat Macedonia 1-0 in Northern Ireland.

Babunski, which is only 18 years, did not start but entered the field in the second half. And it was decisive in the 82nd minute when he gave a great pass to Hasani, who was subject to penalty. The maximum penalty Urdinov transformed into the only goal that gave the three points to the Macedonians.

"In the second part I understood we had to push harder in midfield, so I gave entry to Babunski and Timov and it worked because David was born the play of the goal," he said after the game coach under-21 of Macedonia .

"It goes without saying that the national team of Macedonia takes a lot to someone like David Babunksi. Hopefully John Toshack was aware of it. Has a good reason: it is in Barcelona!" Says the news agency of Macedonia Mina. (via SPORT)

[Former player] Touré: "I would go to Barcelona but only after making history with the City"

The Ivorian qualified his statements in which he said he dreamed of returning to the Barça.

The Ivorian Touré Yayá, Manchester City and former Barça, admitted that although his wish is to someday return to FC Barcelona, first wants to win titles with City, and make history with his current team: "I joined the city Manchester to make history and win the league would be my greatest achievement. "In an interview with CNN World Sport, Touré underlined his good relationship with Mancini and his commitment to the "places", while highlighting the determination of the Citizens for winning the title of the Premier: "It is very important because when they came to sign me Barça wanted to bring a good player to make history the next four years. winning the Premier has always been my first goal here, because it only to make history with win. " (via SPORT)

Happy birthday, Andrés!

Before the team started training, Andrés Iniesta’s team-mates congratulated the midfielder on turning 28 today. Happy birthday, Andrés!

Guardiola: "Tito is staying because he feels strong"

The FCB coach has highlighted Tito Vilanova’s courage for taking over on the first team bench next season.

Josep Guardiola did not want to speak too much about matters regarding Barça’s future because he does not feel that he is the right person to do so. But he did say at today’s press conference that Tito Vilanova, his successor, "is staying because he feels strong. It is a sign of how brave and courageous he is.” He also answered a question about the apparent distance between himself and his assistant. "At this stage in time I don’t have to justify anything about my relationship with Tito,” he said. “Please let my relation with him to be the one we want, and not the one you want it to be”.

With Pinto sidelined from the Betis match with a sprained ankle, Guardiola confirmed that his starting goalkeeper on Saturday will be Víctor Valdés, as well as hinting that the former’s injury is not a major one. "If there are no after-effects, then he’ll be fit to play in the cup final” he said.

Also, although neither Barça nor Betis have much at stake in this weekend’s game, he insisted that both clubs would be keen to see the league season out with a decent game. "They are a demanding team, and they can do you damage if you aren’t at your best,” he said. “And it will serve as good preparation for two week’s time. We have another final”.

Barça will then have a whole fortnight to get ready for the showdown with Athletic Club on May 25 at the Vicente Calderón. Guardiola has denied rumours that the team will be playing any friendly matches in the meantime, and instead commented on how they will have to adapt to an unusually long period of preparation time. But at the end of the day, "the most important challenge for us right now is to be in our very finest condition for the final”.

Villa, Alexis and Puyol

Guardiola also spoke about some of the individuals in his squad. On Villa, the manager said "the player is developing well. But the doctors are in a better position than I am to talk about his chances of being able to play”. As for Alexis, unless there are any unexpected setbacks, "he’ll be fit to play in the final". The manager added that he has no doubt that Carles Puyol will be back to his old self next season, saying "he recovered magnificently from his last injury and he’s done some amazing things for us this season. If Carlos is fit, he’ll want to play.” (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Pinto to miss Betis match

The goalkeeper has sprained his right ankle and will not be travelling for the team’s last game of the season away to Betis.

Guardiola is taking 15 first team players, which include Keita and youngsters Oier, Tello, Montoya and Bartra.

Alexis, meanwhile, is still sidelined and also misses the trip to the Benito Villamarín.

osé Manuel Pinto did not train today due to a sprained ankle, and following treatment has been discounted from the side to face Betis on Saturday at 22.00. Guardiola has called on Barça B’s Oier Olazabal as a replacement in the squad of 19 that will travel south to Seville. The 15 first team players, including a recovered Keita from his soleus injury, are joined by Bartra, Tello, Montoya and the aforesaid Oier from the B team. Piqué and Cuenca, who were both declared fit on Tuesday, are returning to the first team squad.

Puyol is out, and has an operation on Saturday, while Alexis is still not fully recovered from his hamstring injury. Longer term absentees Villa, Fontàs and Abidal are also missing.

The side had their last training session before facing Betis on Friday, although future first team manager Tito Vilanova is still away with a virus.

The session started with hearty congratulations for Andrés Iniesta, who is 28 today. (via FCBarcelona.com)

The squad

Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Cesc, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Thiago, Mascherano, Keita, Sergio, Pedro, Afellay, Adriano, Cuenca, Oier, Tello, Bartra and Montoya.

Tottenham's emissaries were in Barcelona on May 2


Emissaries were Tottenham on 2 May in Barcelona to follow Barça-Málaga of Liga played that day at the Camp Nou and azulgrana resulted in a 4-1 victory. Not rule out a possible touchdown respresentantes between the London club FC Barcelona and Gareth Bale, left back managed by those responsible for the plot as reinforcement sports blaugrana defense for next season, but so far no official confirmation this regard.

It should be noted that Barcelona has not been pronounced for the time the information about Marca today regarding a potential agreement Barça for Bale own about 40 million euros.

This is roughly the amount that Manchester City, has seen offer for Welsh international Tottenham, Manchester United also is among the 'brides' of destabilizing and versatile left-back.

In key azulgrana must add that the presence of emissaries cited Spurs in the Stadium was in any case a background of 'scouting' possible 'future events', the Tottenham and takes a few years have been wary of young talents of Barça and Barça B, which invites us to think that having been a possible deal for Bale that operation could include a currency exchange to lower its price.

According to sources within Tottenham, has not been an official price for Gareth Bale, although the amount of the alleged offer of the City, is to make the bar for any possible negotiation. Bale is a pillar of the team of Harry Redknapp and the Spurs have no intention of putting facilities. (via MD)

[Former B player] Botía, the key to the signing of Adrián for Barça

Barça can recover to the center-back to go to Atlético and lower the forward.


In planning for next season by FC Barcelona may come into play some players under contract to serve for cheaper operations. Seydou Keita is the most numbers have to be a bargaining chip in case the club azulgrana push hard for the Rossoneri Thiago Silva.

Alberto Botía is another candidate to be part of an operation of Barça. The Sporting center-back, formed in the cantera barcelonista, is one of the most coveted young defenders of Spanish football.

The Camp Nou is not considered to have services coming season but Barça can run a repurchase clause 2.5 million by 15 June. Beyond that date shall be the exclusive property of the Asturian club and the entity azulgrana can not retrieve.

In addition to Málaga, Atlético Madrid is very interested in signing Botía. The Murcia, 23, won the European Under-21 in 2011 with barcelonistas Thiago Alcántara, Martin Montoya and Rubén Miño on a date that exalted Adrián Lopez, top scorer with five goals.

Indeed, the Asturian of Atlético is one of the names that pack Barça to strengthen the front and could be one of the elect in the event of strong investment for the project to fall on the defense 2012-13.

Adrián brings scoring and tour at age 24 and can drop to well fitting bands in the Barça system. His buyout clause is only 18 million euros and Botía could enter a possible deal with Atlético. (via MD)

Valencia withdraws renew to Alba


As reported Thursday in its online edition Superdeporte, representatives of Jordi Alba already been reported Valencia that Barça is interested in joining the side at the end of this season.

Of course, according to club sources 'ché' consulted by the newspaper Valencia, today has not started negotiations with FC Barcelona. According Superdeporte, Valencia will not pass on to Alba if there is a very reasonable offer, although Jordi contract ends in 2013.

Manuel Llorente will require the club azulgrana an amount commensurate to the role that both the Valencia and the Spanish team but now is in favor of waiting to crystallize the offer.

Alba agents negotiated a contractual extension which would include an exit clause, but that deal does not happen, and lately there has been no progress.

His current buyout clause is 25 million, but with only a one year contract in force before the Valencia knows he can not demand it. Tello, canterano of Barça, like in Valencia and could bring down the operation by entering it as though pierced with an option to buy for the club azulgrana. (via MD)

Bale wants to sign for Barça but do not let him

Bale is crazy about music, but the Spurs refuse to put a price.


If Barça wants to sign the Welshman Gareth Bale for the next season is going to have to slog. Tottenham are unwilling to let him go, or to Barça or any other club, and has already made ​​it clear that is not for sale.

The club barcelonista winger asked for left-handed and the London club even put a price on your answer. Is history repeating itself in recent years with Arsenal and Cesc Fàbregas, who although had a happy ending had to work it for several seasons.

Bale's crazy to come to Barça. Knowing the interest of the club azulgrana, dreams of playing alongside Messi from next season. However, given the position of his club, if they want to finish azulgrana Bale will have no choice but to exert pressure similar to that made Cesc at Arsenal or reduce their claims to the club to improve their offerings, as did Alexis to leave Udinese.

Tottenham not only want to sell their star player, but he did not even put a price when Barça asked. The same response team will receive any requests for money, such as the Manchester City, club that has admitted to being willing to pay 50 million euros for the Welsh.

Bale is one of the favorite players for barcelonistas how to reinforce the left-back defense. Really like for many reasons. His arrival, among other things, would shift the burden of attacking play on the wings to the left.

During the past four years, Alves has guaranteed the right an enormous offensive potential and on the left are more limited offensive joys. If Alves leave the club this summer, that chance was shuffled, Bale would compensate for the loss and right side could bet for more than containment.

The key to this powerful one day wear carrileropueda azulgrana back on patience. Bale wants to improve their sports signing for a club with aspirations and dreams Tottenham continue to improve its potential. The player's attitude will be crucial, but so far has been doing their part to put what had no effect. (via MD)

Falcao rekindles debate the '9' at Barça

The decisive role of Mario Gómez and Drogba in the Champions also brings to the table Barça the chance to sign a 'nine' pure.


The marvelous exhibition starring the mattress Radamel Falcao in the final of the Champions League against Athletic has reopened the debate on whether or not the club that hires a 'nine' pure and of a certain size to implement a plan B in time of need for alternatives to the obvious 'Messidependencia'.

Apart from the Colombian author of 35 goals this season in the Champions League, the other continental competition, Mario Gómez and Didier Drogba have been crucial to lead to Bayern and Chelsea at the Final in Munich.

The Spanish-German has gotten so many this year 41, while the Ivory Coast, which is released in June, takes only 12 but many have come in the decisive stretch of the course: semifinal and final of the FA Cup and 'half' of the Champions League against Barça.

Three examples of the major role of the figure of 'killer' out of area to the existing profile at the Camp Nou. The failed experience of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who charged Guardiola reasons to further organize the equipment and system around Messi in the last two seasons, plays against the commitment to a clásico goalscorer. In addition to doing off the field, the Swede hit the turf Leo limit the full freedom of movement of the triple Ballon d'Or.

The prevailing model at Barça has been running away from the emergency plan for parties stuck to the point that has often been Messi who has thrown a few yards back to play midfield in a 3-4-3 or inside without limitations in a 4-3-3, leaving the tip of the attack to other peers.

David Villa was one of the elect until his injury but in his absence and even he has seen other players like Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Alexis Sánchez playing as front man.

The ability to move between lines and eye for goal has served them all to trick during part of the season but has missed at the peak.

Least in the case of Pedro, relegated to ostracism in citations against Chelsea and Real Madrid despite its long history of 'killer' in late and games of maximum tension.

At other times, a center-back, Gerard Piqué, was the resort-style balls Alexanko to take down and the leg against Chelsea the responsibility fell unsuccessfully in Seydou Keita after the fatal collision of Piqué with Víctor Valdés.

The analysis is also available at Barça. The handicap sign a '9' to sign at a high price is the incompatibility with the game of Messi and the danger of leaving the bench in a remarkable figure of millions for many minutes.

If a player of that tie court, Larsson profile, ie, good, nice and cheap, entire wins. The other option is to invest in a striker who can adapt to other positions without hindering range of Leo, the philosopher's stone Barça. (via MD)

Possible agreement of Barça with Bale for 40 million

As noted in the program 'Futboleros' of MARCA TV, Bale and Barça have already agreed to his signing for next season.

Barça's interest for Gareth Bale is gaining ever more strength and it seems that the ways of Tottenham and the player may end up joining azulgrana in the summer.

As noted in the program 'Futboleros' of MARCA TV, and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement with the player to launch an offer of 40 million euros. In addition, Welsh reported that the player would land at Camp Nou receiving five million during the five years provided in the agreement.

According to "Futboleros' of MARCA TV, there is still that clubs can give the OK to the transaction. However, aim to be the player who has to take a step forward.

Bale is one of the favorite players by Tito Vilanova to occupy the left azulgrana next season. (via SPORT)

Imminent contact with Jordi Alba

The international player Jordi Alba and its surroundings have confirmed the imminent contact with emissaries of Barça.

The possible move of Jordi Alba to Barça is reactivated. This is at least what can be deduced from information published on Thursday 'Superdeporte'. The daily claimed that Levantine player agents have warned the directors of Valencia on Barça intention to open direct negotiations and submit a formal offer for the international player.

For months, we have regularly warned about the agreement reached earlier this year Barça and Jordi Alba to anchor in the club blaugrana from next season. Everything was contingent on player agents agree on a reasonable asking price for all games. This figure still not be closed and there lies the big problem.

Superdeporte also notes the intention of Valencia to not accept deep cuts on the current buyout clause set at 25 million. Alba is true that contract ends in 2013 and therefore the pressure of the last contract year starting price should be lower to prevent the player to fulfill its commitment and the club was left without reward.

Alba has not finalized the renewal 'special' trading in a while. The new contract provided for an economic improvement for this season and a specific amount to open the doors to the Barça. The failed negotiations require that Barça and Valencia begin the usual contacts to find a final agreement.

By the way, and to cover himself, the president of Valencia, Manuel Llorente, has not been shy in filter that Alba is essential part in the project's future sports ché. A common tactic for the most expensive of its international value. The truth is that Valencia for weeks that tracks the international market looking for a left back because they see Alba Blaugrana. (via SPORT)

Jose Ángel, another future possibility in the agenda of the Barça

The technical services Of Barça are working to strengthen the defense in the face of the 2012-13 season.

Barça has recovered the name of defense of Roma José Ángel Valdés as one of the options for strengthening the position of left back for the next season. The complications that have arisen in the case of Jordi Alba because of the financial claims of Valencia have been responsible Blaugrana to recalibrate targets.

Although the Welshman Gareth Bale is the player with the most sign on this boundary, the exorbitant demands of Tottenham Hotspur, more than 50 million euros, making the operation unviable. Jordi Alba, of training barcelonista and excellent performance at the Mestalla, became the first option, but again the economic aspect has curbed the transaction already agreed with the player. The Valencia is off the hook asking 12 million euros for the transfer of a player contract ending June 30.

Hence, Barça sports officials have recovered the reports of José Ángel, 22 last season and came to Roma at the hands of Luis Enrique Martínez. The international under-21 was on the verge of signing for the club to be straddling the branch and the first team. However, the demands of his club, Sporting Gijón aborted the operation. The Catalan club offered two million euros I could round up a number of bonus. Roma appeared on the scene after hiring coach Luis Enrique and tabled 4.5 million plus another half million bonus.

Now, if it is confirmed that the former coach of Barça B will leave Rome, could be that José Ángel himself was open to change clubs, even more so if it is to return to the Spanish league and thicken a template as the Blaugrana.

With a contract until June 30, 2016, Jose Angel was formed in the lower grades and his debut for Sporting in the first division occurred precisely at a game at Camp Nou on February 8, 2009 (3-1). Now, Barça re-consider the option to strengthen the left back with a physics major player (1.82 meters) also has facility to join the attack. Contrasts with Alba, a technically gifted player better for offensive side but with less physical strength (1.72 meters).

Barça still manages choice for this demarcation. This is the Brazilian Granada Guilherme Madalena Siqueira which some members of the technical secretariat blaugrana are following along this season. 26, Siqueira combines physical power (1.83 meters) and to project technical quality in attack. In short, the typical Brazilian full-back. His handicap is that it is a somewhat intermittent footballer and this lack of consistency is what has slowed the leaders barcelonistas boost operation.

In any case, the transfer window has not even officially started and there are still many weeks left to see how to define these options. Alba is still the first choice but economic conditions may influence much the final decision, keeping in mind which player would be better suited. (via SPORT)

Sergio Lobera could be the second coach of Barça

Sergio Lobera, current coach of Ceuta and former coach of the youth ranks at Barça will be the assistant to Tito Vilanova next season.

Lobera, 34, was coach of the football base azulgrana from 1999 to 2007 and coincided with Tito Vilanova in Terrassa, when one was in charge of the sporting club and the other from the grassroots.

According to the newspaper ARA, the agreement is now closed but will not be official until after the final of the Copa del Rey against Athletic next May 25. (via SPORT)

[Selection; Under-16] Call Selection for Under 16 games against Switzerland

The National Team have released the list of players called up for international friendly against Switzerland in the coming days Helvetic lands 22 (Kerzers) and 24 (Frigours) May 2012.

A proposal for the National Team, the Royal Spanish Football Federation has called for the parties of the reference to the following players:

UD ALMERÍA SAD: Antonio Marin Molina y Joaquin Fernández Moreno
CLUB ATLÉTICO DE MADRID SAD: Santiago Canedo Vilariño
FC BARCELONA: Xavier Quintilla Guasch, Rodrigo Tarin Higon y Adama Traore Diarra
RC CELTA DE VIGO SAD: Yelko Pino Caride
RC DEPORTIVO CORUÑA SAD: Javier Fernández Abruñedo
REAL SPORTING DE GIJÓN SAD: Omar Oliveros Álvarez
REAL MADRID CF: Juan José Manresa Manresa y Aleix Febas Pérez
MANCHESTER CITY FC: José Ángel Pozo La Rosa
MÁLAGA CF SAD: José A. Cornejo Rodríguez
RCD MALLORCA SAD: Damia Sabater Tous y Marco Asensio Willemsen
REAL OVIEDO SAD: Borja Sánchez Laborde
UP PLASENCIA: Fernando Pérez Quijada
REAL SOCIEDAD DE FÚTBOL SAD: Estanislao Marcellan García
RAYO VALLECANO DE MADRID SAD: Nicolás Cañizares García Loygorri
VILLAREAL CF SAD: Arnau Vega Mateos

[Selection] Del Bosque: "Pedro tries to do better, but the list is only 23"

The coach is finalizing the list for the Euro in which the lead may run out Blaugrana.

On May 27th when Vicente del Bosque will provide the final list squad for Euro 2012 to be held in Poland and Ukraine. Barca player will be forming the backbone of the team, but lost weight in the line of attack. The coach, in conversation with SPORT, offered some hints of what may be the list that Pedro Rodríguez and David Villa are in serious danger of running out.

The basic resulting in Tenerife over the World Cup, but this season has not enjoyed much regularity. Del Bosque applauds the attitude that always displays, but can not guarantee a place in the great quote: "Pedro is trying to do better, but have had an uneven season. We have a limit of 23 players and we can not carry more. "

David Villa's situation is also disturbing, but if for physical reasons. Del Bosque acknowledged his "concern that we do not know what the situation is. The player is working, although we do see signs of player as we would like. "The Salamanca avoid comparisons with the players that played the last World Cup came and recalled that "Torres and Iniesta could play the first game against Switzerland." Del Bosque avoids compromise and "I hate to think" the only option to call Villa to play from the quarterfinals.

Who is called to be a basic piece in Euro is Sergio Busquets. Coach values ​​highly its performance and not close the door to play then the London Olympics. "If asked, every player would want to go to an event like this. Between the two competitions have time and want Luis Milla will make the best team, "he said.

Leaving aside the case of the injured Carles Puyol, the remaining core players in midfield and defense will be present at the meeting on Polish soil. Of these, Gerard Piqué is destined to enjoy a major role. Del Bosque stressed that "we have great confidence in him and is an important player. In defense we have many possibilities, Javi Martinez also can play back or in midfield. "

The coach has closely followed the entire season and saw Barca in the Camp Nou stage of the semi-final against Chelsea. Del Bosque called it "terrible" phase and much less did change the high opinion he has of Pep Guardiola. "It's a unique coach. No one has won the same as him and the good style he has shown. It has always been very correct. As everyone can have their stuff, but I think someone majísimo ".

The relationship between Del Bosque and Guardiola has improved as the years have gone into very cordial, something he hopes to have with his replacement, Tito Vilanova. In any case, the coach supports the choice of Bellacaire as new coach of FC Barcelona. "Do not know him personally, but I value a lot as well fulfilled as assistant coach and is not an easy job. Pep has worked with much discretion and for something they have chosen. " (via SPORT)

[Ex player] Frank de Boer: "Barça should sign to Vertonghen"

The current Ajax coach is convinced that the Belgian center-back would be a great signing for Barça.

The current Ajax coach and former player of Barça, Frank de Boer, Esports COPE analyzed for two of his players expected to leave the Dutch club this season to make the leap to a great and sounding as possible future events for the Blaugrana. "If I were the coach of Barcelona, would sign a Vertonghen" said de Boer, who is aware that the Belgian abandon the ranks of his team at the end of this season.

The ex Barça defender for five seasons, said: "It is one of the best center in Europe. It is very offensive and strong ", adding:" I could fit perfectly because it has great quality and playing style and the philosophy Barça ". The central position of the positions you want to enhance both the technical secretariat as Tito Vilanova ahead of next season, so the choice of defense wins whole 25 years since their price would be lower than other footballers enshrined in that district.

Moreover, the Dutchman who became champion of the Eredivisie with Ajax, also gave his opinion on the right side of his team, who have been following the great teams of Europe, Gregory Van der Wiel, "is a lateral could be adapted very well to Barça. It has a style similar to Dani Alves goes very quiet attack and has to go up and touch the ball, "said de Boer. (via SPORT)

[Former player] Concern in the City following statements by Touré on Barça

Touré Yaya's statements which claimed that dreams of returning to Barça have made an impact in England.

"Touré's words have been received with dismay at Manchester City, especially after the great impact it has had the Ivorian the schemes of Mancini this season," said the Daily Mirror.

Also other media like the Guardian or the 'Daily Telegraph' echoed the statements of the powerful midfielder, highlighting the price paid by the City to get his move and that in any case, Barça would have to make a move by the player, something that has not yet done. (via SPORT)

Barça returns to ask Boca for Sergio Araujo

Barça like last year, seems interested in the services of Boca Juniors forward Sergio Araujo.

FC Barcelona is still interested in acquiring the services of young Boca Juniors forward Sergio Araujo. This was confirmed by the Argentine club's president, Daniel Angelici, after lunch on Tuesday in Barcelona with the Catalan club's vice president, Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Lunch took advantage of the presence in Barcelona from Boca president, who attended the awards gala of the IFFHS. The main purpose of the meeting was not talking about Araujo. Angelici wanted to talk to the club about a possible collaboration between the basketball teams of the two clubs. In fact, it reached an agreement for the basketball team Boca Juniors come spend a few days in Barcelona, ​​staying at the new Ciutat Esportiva and can do some training with Xavi Pascual.

But the very Angelici explained that during lunch, "became to be interested in Sergio Araujo and I told them that if they were still interested in signing that we make a proposal."

Recall that the FC Barcelona was interested last season with the signing of this young forward who last January 22 turned 20. Last year Barça wanted to switch the Barça B for the first team and maybe now the intention is the same. Araujo debuted with the first team of Boca Juniors with only 17. (via SPORT)

Luis Enrique announces his players his departure from the Roma

The Spanish coach of Roma announced his players to leave the team after this season, as reported by the sports daily 'Corriere dello Sport' and 'La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Luis Enrique's march comes after a year at the helm of the bench 'giallorrosso', in a season in which Roma has added, in the absence of a jrnada to the conclusion of the championship, 53 points, putting him in seventh place of the table and left out of Europe for the next campaign.

Asturian coach announced his decision to the players during training held in Trigoria, the sports city of Rome, in a talk in which he used to thank them for their efforts and say goodbye to them.

He said that his departure was a "defeat" and regretted not being able to convey what he wanted, give a hundred percent and move their ideas to the field, the sources said.

Sources consulted by Efe agency declined to comment and emplaced to an eventual official statement by the club. Roma will face on Sunday their last league match against Cesena, last of the classification and doomed to decline next year.

Luis Enrique came to the bench in Roma last summer after three seasons as head of a subsidiary of Barcelona, ​​to take over the Italian Vincenzo Montella.

The progress of the coach Asturian had already been contemplated by the media in recent weeks, he even dared to point to the Portuguese André Villas-Boas as his possible replacement.

Along the same line had expressed the Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini, on May 1 after the meeting of the Roma league with Chievo. Sabatini said that he believed that Luis Enrique was thinking about his farewell as "not feeling the support for himself" did not feel he could move the team and therefore did not want to put the Roma team and club, "a imbalance. "

In recent weeks there were many voices calling for the march of technical, because the press, which he repeatedly blamed the poor results achieved by the club, joined the fans, who also urged him to say goodbye.

The Roma fans excited by the arrival of new shareholders and a young coach who would open a new era had forgiven the output of the previous stage of the Europa League, the two derbies against Lazio lost, including the two 4 goals conceded against Juventus, but the defeat against Fiorentina on 25 April inthe estadio Olimpico Roman did it. (via SPORT)

[Selection; Barça B] Jonathan Dos Santos will be Olympic with Mexico

The midfielder Azulgrana subsidiary attend the Olympic appointment with Giovani Dos Santos and Héctor Moreno.

Mexican midfielder Barça B, Jonathan Dos Santos, will live an intense summer with the dispute of the Olympic Games in London with his national team.

This was made ​​known to the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) by Héctor González Iñarritu, manager of national teams.

"Carlos Vela asked personal and professional that he was not convene any of the selections. With Héctor Moreno, Giovani Dos Santos and Jonathan Dos Santos, there is no problem to summon. Alex Ferguson denied the participation of Javier Hernández in the Olympics, "he announced.

Thus, the Azulgrana midfielder will return to the Mexican national team after the incident that cooled its relations with the Aztec combined discipline after the episode that starred in the Copa America.

Along with Jonathan Dos Santos, his brother Giovani can also count on to Mexico after a tough season that has just enjoyed a few minutes in what will be a great chance at redemption.

The center-back of Espanyol, Héctor Moreno, will also be a key part of plans for the Aztec in Olympic competition. (via SPORT)