Barca News Network brings you today’s latest Barca News round-up including potential replacements for Busquets, club’s Derby plans, Busquets’ future, the quest for a new right back, Lewandowski’s suspension, and the renewal of Sergi Roberto.
FC Barcelona Considering Zubimendi, Neves, and Kante
As Sergio Busquets’ time at the club is fast approaching an end, the quest for his replacement continues. While the signing of Martin Zubimendi is becoming more and more difficult, the board is increasingly supporting a Neves transfer, while Mateu Alemany prefers N’golo Kante.
Barcelona’s Special Plans for the Barcelona Derby
FC Barcelona is used to playing in the later parts of the evening when the television prime time starts. However, as the derby is scheduled at 2:00 pm in Spain, the club has called players for the match earlier in the day and has planned a light meal for the players and the staff.
A Tempting Offer for Busquets from Saudi Arabia
While some recent reports from SPORT suggested a renewal of the contract between FC Barcelona and its current first captain Sergio Busquets, there has been a new twist in this story. According to reports, Saudi side Al-Nassr have presented Busquets with a huge offer, as they plan to assemble a team containing a number of high-profile stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo.
Barcelona Eyeing World Cup Star
Josip Juranovic, who currently plays for the Scottish side Celtic, has had a World Cup to remember, as his Croatia team reached the Semi-finals, only to be eliminated by the eventual winners, Argentina.
His performances in the tournament have caught the attention of a number of clubs, and FC Barcelona is one such club eyeing Juranovic for their comparatively fragile Right Back position.
Sergi Roberto Confident of Xavi’s Trust
Having come from La Masia, Sergi Roberto’s relationship with the club’s fans has nosedived over the last few seasons, and there have been voices in the club asking for a parting of ways with the Catalan player.
However, Roberto is confident that Xavi trusts him to play an important role for the club, and is planning to renew his contract, which expires at the end of the season.
Lewandowski’s 3-match ban suspended:
The Central Contentious Court of Madrid has agreed to freeze Robert Lewandowski’s suspension until the appeal and arguments submitted by Barcelona are studied.
The player will be able to play against Espanyol tomorrow and a final decision will be issued later.
Ronald Araujo received the medical green light:
Ronald Araujo has been declared fit and received the medical green light this morning and he has been included in the squad list for the match against Espanyol.