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Barcelona got the best deals

Summer has passed, the transfers window is closed now. The clubs are in the position of drawing a line in order to see the spending for the new players and to see if they worth the money.

One of the big spenders of this year is Barcelona who managed to end last year with a deficit of 19 million euro.  This year, they continued on the same route, making the most expensive transfers from Europe by bringing Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas.

But still, they are very lucky. Once that Fabregas signed for them, the t-shirt sell and the increase of the ticket price on pre-sale, brought them almost 20 million euro, a huge sum of money even for them. The thing that helps with everything is the perfect shape of Fabregas, a midfielder with a scoring rate equal with the one of an authentic striker.

With a squad like this, Barcelona are again favorites for the Champions League trophy. The next meeting from this competition is tonight, when they will face Italy’s champions, AC Milan. It will be a big game, but they have the right players to make a difference.


Cruyff starts another war

With the rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid, any spark could ignite the fire once again. This time, an old legend, Cruyff, the man who invented the spectacle football at Barcelona, thinks that if Murinho wants to win any trophy with Real Madrid, the only possibility for them is to move in another country:

The attitude showed by Murinho transmits a lot of helplessness and arrogance. The biggest problem for Real Madrid at the moment is that Barcelona exists.  If they would play in any other league, they would earn much more.” says Cruyff.

But can this be true? Barcelona conquered indeed almost everything and has no plans of stopping. The cost for all that trophies is hard work and a good leadership. One of Barca’s new acquisition, Cesc Fabregas, explains:

Everyone sees the goals but they don’t pay attention to the other things, in particular, when we talk about defense. I’ve never seen a team more focused in the transition between offence and defence. To play against Barcelona is very complicated but to play for Barcelona it’s even harder.  The thing that makes me wonder is their ability of hiding everything and makes it look easy.

So let the ball spin!


Barcelona’s dream team

Barcelona presented this year team in the Gamper Trophy in the game against the Italian team Napoli. The Catalans have made a real show and won 5-0 in front of 78,000 spectators, wanting for everyone to see that they are one of the best team in the world.

The party started with the new acquisition of Barcelona, ​​Cesc Fabregas. The midfielder from Arsenal scored, in minute 26, completing a pass coming from Adriano. Keita, Pedro and a double from  Messi (67 and 77) have made the Catalan fans to wait for their next season as favorites to dominate European football.

FC Barcelona: Pinto, Montoya, Fontás, Piqué, Adriano, Keita, Thiago, Iniesta, Kiko Femenía, Cesc, Villa.

Substitutes: Dos Santos, Abidal, Bartra, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Sergi Roberto, Cuenca, Messi, Pedro

Napoli: De Sanctis, Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Britos, Maggio, Dzemali, Inler, Dossena, Lavezzi, Hamsik, Cavani.

Substitutes: Rosati, Grava, Arónica, Victor Ruíz, Donadel, Lucarelli, Zuñiga, Santana, Mascara.

The match was the last opportunity for Guardiola and Mazzarri to see how the team is working before the start of the new season. And, after this game, we all can say that, it’s working just fine. Let the goals flow!


Barcelona takes Fabregas, finally

It looks that Barcelona’s prayers have a positive effect. After long negotiation, Fabregas and Nasri have green lights. Arsene Wenger should receive 60 mill pounds after deciding that he is prepared to sell Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

Barcelona returned yesterday with a new offer for Fabregas that, including add-ons, is worth around 35 mill pounds. They hoped for more, but there is a feeling on both sides that one of the longgest running transfer soap-opera is finally coming to a stop.
The other player in talking, Samir Nasri is very close in signing with Manchester City.

If the transfer will be on, Arsenal would get for their player around 23 mil pounds. The chances for Nasri departure are very high because he is in the last year of contract and if they won’t sell him now, next year Nasri could go for free.

Althoug these looks like a good deal financially speaking, won’t this affect the results? Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville said: “If they lose Fabregas and Nasri, will they finish in top four? If they lose those players and don’t replace them I would be incredibly surprised to achieve that!“.


Fabregas on heat list

Cesc Fabregas seems to be the hottest name on the transfers list. Barcelona’s offer of 36 million is very close to being exceeded. The new sum comes around on 41 million euro, an offer from a big club in Europe. AC Milan is ready to make a bid for Fabregas far superior to that of Barcelona.

Italians will provide 41 million euros (£ 35millions) for Arsenals captain, an amount very close to the one Arsenal asks for the player.

AC Milan’s interest is a serious one and the only hesitation of Fabregas in terms of transfer to Barca has always been the matter regarding a secure place in the first 11. At Milan, would not question especially after Pirlo’s departure to Juventus.

Fabregas is in the middle of a war between Arsenal and Barca, negotiations got Arsene Wenger very frustrated and not knowing if he can count on the player next season.

A close person to AC Milan said: “We watched closely the situation and we would be delighted if Fabregas will come here. And, of course, if the team will have the money to do seal the deal.”