Despite the seeming recent proximity in the positions of the parties in the negotiation, talks between the club and Ilaix Moriba’s representatives have cooled down again, according to Mundo Deportivo’s Ferran Martinez, and an ending to this saga does not appear to be in sight.
FC Barcelona has historically been well represented at the Olympic Games, with Leo Messi being one of the most famous gold medallists. As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are underway, it’s time to get an update on how the Barça players are getting along.
FC Barcelona defeated Girona 3-1 in its second pre-season match ahead of the 2021-22 season, courtesy of goals from Gerard Piqué, Rey Manaj, and Memphis Depay on his debut for the club. Ronald Koeman, Memphis, and Nico González spoke after the match.
After over a month of the announcement, Memphis Depay was officially presented as an FC Barcelona player today at the Camp Nou. Laporta, Rafa Yuste, Mateu Alemany and Depay all spoke at the held press conference.
Memphis Depay recently became the 21st Dutch player to sign for FC Barcelona. He was one of the many Dutch players linked to Barça during Koeman’s spell as the head coach, to the frustration of some fans. Has it always been this way, or is this typically Koeman?
FC Barcelona opened it’s pre-season campaign with a strong 4-0 win over Gimnàstic de Tarragona, courtesy of a hat trick from Rey Manaj and a goal from Álex Collado. Ronald Koeman, Collado, Manaj, and Gavi spoke after the match.
Ilaix Moriba’s contract situation has garnered a lot of attention recently in Catalan media, as his agency’s insistence on a pay rise has alienated the board and furthered an agreement between the concerned parties.