There is quite some excitement among Barcelona fans following the confirmation that their superstar attacker Lionel Messi would finally be signing a new contract at the club. Messi's future was very much up in the air in the last couple of months as he continued to drop major hints that he wanted to leave the Camp Nou and try out another challenge in some other club. The Argentine star revealed some months ago that he wanted to leave the club because he was already fed up with always being used as a scapegoat whenever the team performed badly, especially on the pitch.
Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has confirmed that he will be watching his Spain play at the Euros this summer as the country continues to add to their trophy collection. A former midfield star for the Spanish national team, Iniesta is considered to be one of the best midfield players to have ever graced the sport. He is famously remembered for forming a strong and exciting midfield partnership with his former teammate Xavi Hernandez both for club and country as the pair played in both Barcelona and Spain colors.
Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has insisted that he is still enjoying the beautiful game of football even though a lot of people have been asking him when he will be retiring from the sport. Iniesta is a household name in football and is widely accepted as a legend of the game for his exploits during his time with the Spanish La Liga giants but while almost every one of his teammates at the Catalan giants have already quit playing professionally, he has continued to be actively involved in the sport and says he is not thinking of retiring yet.
Barcelona starlet Pedri has played down the comparisons with club legend Andres Iniesta. Pedri is in the spotlight after he was called up to the Spanish national team setup for the three World Cup 2022 qualifiers during the March international break.
Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has revealed that it remains a desire for Neymar to play with Lionel Messi, amid the Argentine superstar being linked with a move away from the Camp Nou. Lionel Messi may be triggering a bidding war amongst clubs if he chooses to quit Barcelona at the end of the season after he ended up remaining at the club following a failed attempt to leave the Catalan giants last summer.
Barcelona’s leading president candidate Victor Font says it is highly unlikely that Neymar will make the comeback to the Catalan giants. The Brazil international made the surprise move for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record deal in the summer of 2017 with the view to enhancing his prospects of winning the Ballon d’Or.
So far, that has not been the case for the Brazilian and there has been the talk of him returning to the Camp Nou in the near future. Of late, a number of presidential candidates have talked about possible big-names signings for the Blaugrana, but Font believes the club should be realistic and look at signing young players, who can develop into world-beaters in the long run.
According to Spanish newspaper outlet Mundo Deportivo, Premier League club, West Ham United have begun talks and are ready to go all out to secure the signing of Barcelona defender Junior Firpo. The Hammers were said to be interested in the young defender even before the Winter transfer window opened but it's looking like they are intensifying their interest and want to pick up from where they left off.
They have now followed up by initiating talks with the 24-year-old who has been seen as a perfect buyable player in this window to provide squad depth and strength. West Ham coach David Moyes has given his defender Aaron Cresswell a new role in the team by slotting him into a three-man central defence system while also losing Arthur Masuaku to a long-term injury.
Steven Gerrard and Neil Lennon want to sign Manchester United player Jesse Lingard, per reports. The report claims that both the Rangers and Celtic managers want to add Lingard to their squads when the January transfer window opens for business next month.
Lingard has once been compared to Spanish legend Andres Iniesta by his former coach Rene Meulensteen. The former Manchester United coach said some years back that Lingard had top qualities and abilities that made him the English version of Barcelona's great Iniesta.
Spain is one of those countries that have produced lots of master class footballers in the world of football. Andres Iniesta is one such master in the game of football who has presented many moments of pride to his country and the world as well. He used to be the most important part of the trio in Barcelona and the three names used to be taken at the same time, Messi, Xavi, and Iniesta. They had performed exceptionally well for Barcelona and helped the club to be the best in the world.
They captured the seat of the world’s best football club for quite a long time. Andres Iniesta had helped Barcelona to win even without the service of Lionel Messi and made his team World Club Cup Champion along with all the major championships of the football world. Starting from LA Liga to the Champions League, there is no such trophy in Europe which he didn’t touch as a champion.
Sevilla sporting director Monchi has said that it would be impossible for Sevilla to land the services of Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona this summer. The Croatia international has only 11 months remaining on his contract with the Catalan giants and there have been no talks over a possible renewal beyond that period.