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TRIBAL TRENDS - TOP FIVE: Iniesta to quit Barca? Arsenal offered swap for Bellerin? Mourinho wants to release 5 Man Utd players?

Overall, the past week, our top 5 trending articles have seen Tribal readers heavily interested in news surrounding Barcelona and Manchester United.

Our favourite Spanish publication, Don Balon, reported last week that Barcelona are set to offer Arsenal a choice of one of three players – Ivan Rakitic, Arda Turan and Andre Gomes - in exchange for Gunners right-back Hector Bellerin.

The story was gobbled up by readers and rightly so. The swap is an intriguing proposition that would surely have had Arsenal fans debating long into the night.

Andres Iniesta will leave Barcelona if the Catalan giants pull off the upset and claim this season's La Liga.

According to Diario Gol, the Spaniard has notified confidant Lionel Messi of his decision. It is reported that Iniesta feels that he is declining in production and that a move to New York City may be his best option at this stage of his career.

If this does eventuate, thanks for the memories El Ilusionista!

A Tribal feature piece on the Sergio Aguero situation at Manchester City has also garnered interestthis week.

There was plenty of shock when The Independent reported that Jose Mourinho wants to release 5 players when the season ends.

It is believed Mourinho wants to part with 5 players that he had no choice in bringing to the club, and these aren't bit part players either.

Club legend Wayne Rooney, Phil Jones and Ashley Young are all included on Mourinho's hit list.

And finally, Antoine Griezmann has broke the bad news to Real Madrid.

According to the Diario Gol, the Frenchman has told Los Blancos he will be joining Manchester United next season instead of crossing the Madrid divide.

Special mention to former Spurs and Rangers defender Graham Roberts who re-tweeted a Tribal report on Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld.

And also shout out to Newcastle United and Tottenham midfielder Chris Waddle who recently followed us on Twitter!

Top 5 Tribalfootball stories: 4 May – 10 May 2017

1. Barcelona offer Arsenal 3 stars in exchange for Bellerin

2. Iniesta tells Messi: I'll leave Barcelona if we...

3. Sergio Aguero: Why Liverpool can beat Man Utd to Pep's latest reject

4. REVEALED: Mourinho wants 5 senior Man Utd players sold

5. Antoine Griezmann breaks bad news to Real Madrid: It'll be Man Utd...

- We also identified what our readers are searching for –


Our top stories from Google over the past week include Neymar's opinion on Vinicius Junior, Antoine Griezmann's family getting involved in his mooted transfer and Pepe's huge money offer from China.

1.Iniesta tells Messi: I'll leave Barcelona if we...

2. 3 stars have been offered in exchange for Hector Bellerin

3. Pepe has a €45M deal on table

4. Don't worry about Vinicius Junior... says Neymar

5. Griezmann family commit to Mourinho over Man Utd move


The top 5 articles found through the world's most popular social media site, Facebook, saw stories linked with Jamie Carragher's dig at ex-teammate Diouf, Ibra's Man Utd farewell and Mourinho's clearout.

1. 3 stars have been offered in exchange for Hector Bellerin

2. Pep's latest reject

3. Carragher enjoys fresh dig at ex-teammate Diouf

4. IT'S OVER: Ibrahimovic family farewell friends as Man Utd spell ends

5. REVEALED: Mourinho wants 5 senior Man Utd players sold

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