Entertainment Primera Division: Barca renewed interest in two Dutchmen
Koeman dismisses Riqui Puig (Barça)!
New Barca manager Ronald Koeman has reportedly told Riqui Puig he is not counting on him for the coming season. © Panoramic Riqui Puig Barça Thunderbolt in Barcelona! Riqui Puig, one of the top local prospects, has just been dismissed by Ronald Koeman. To everyone's surprise, the Dutch manager has let the young midfielder know he is up to his game and that he had better find another club before the transfer market closes. This is what RAC1 media reveals.
Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay were already targeted by FC Barcelona in the summer. Now Ronald Koeman indicated another attempt.
Ronald Koeman has indicated that the Catalans will make another attempt at Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum and Olympique Lyon's Memphis Depay in the winter transfer window.
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"Our interest in Wijnaldum was independent of the future of Lionel Messi," said the 57-year-old in an interview with the Dutch newspaper AD and added: "Me think our squad could use some depth, especially when we are not in possession of the ball. " The Reds midfielder has "a great sense of space, he can pull fantastic from midfield to goal", so he can "give something" to the team.
Primera Division: Suarez probably rejects MLS record contract
striker Luis Suarez from FC Barcelona has apparently rejected a record offer from the MLS. This is what ESPN reports. © Provided by SPOX Saurez apparently does not want to switch to the MLS. Accordingly, Inter Miami has made the national player from Uruguay a contract offer, which Suarez would have brought in eight million euros per season. According to the report, the 33-year-old would have become the league's top earner.
The former Dutch national coach, who knows both players from Elftal very well, was also confident when it came to Depay. "We wanted Memphis because he's a great player and because he has qualities that I think we lacked, especially depth in our attacks," said Koeman. "It is certainly an option to try again in January. I will try because I would like to have him here," he added, although "I have no idea what the club's financial situation will be like in January".Koeman on Depay deal: "In principle everything was ready"
While the signing of a new right-back (Barca signed Sergino Dest) had priority over a Wijnaldum transfer according to Koeman, everything was already done at Depay.
"In principle everything was ready, but because of the LaLiga rules we knew that we had to sell players first," Koeman said, explaining the situation. he explained.
Barca starlet Pedri 'has a HUGE £361m release clause in his contract' .
He has only been at the club for a few months, but it is clear that Barcelona see Pedri as part of their long-term future after inserting a gigantic £361.2million release clause into his contract.The 17-year-old only joined the Spanish giants this summer for an initial fee of £4.5m from Las Palmas - although that could rise to £19.9m depending on variables being met, claim Goal. Barca reportedly beat Manchester City and Bayern Munich to his signature.