Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Barcelona https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/barcelona Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:11:21 +1000 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Liverpool due Coutinho windfall from Bayern Munich move]]> <p>Liverpool are due a tidy windfall thanks to Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho's move to Bayern Munich.</p><p>The former Reds star is on the verge of completing a switch to the German giants after Barcelona confirmed a deal has been agreed.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/liverpool-due-coutinho-windfall-from-bayern-munich-move-4293266?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Liverpool are due a tidy windfall thanks to Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho's move to Bayern Munich.

The former Reds star is on the verge of completing a switch to the German giants after Barcelona confirmed a deal has been agreed.

The loan move with an option to buy will see the Anfield club land the entirety of the 20m (18m) loan fee as a result of money they are still owed by Barcelona for the purchase of the Brazilian, says Sport.

Coutinho moved to Barcelona back in January 2018 after five years at Anfield in a deal worth a total of 142million.

But it included a number of clauses and it is reported Coutinho's premature departure from the club after a tough 18 months will see the Reds land an extra chunk of the fee.

The deal for Coutinho will see Bayern cover his 12m wages and have an option to buy for 120m at the end of the year-long loan spell on June 30.

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<![CDATA[Carragher dismisses Eriksen as Real Madrid or Barcelona class]]> <p>Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has dismissed Christian Eriksen as Real Madrid or Barcelona class.</p><p>Eriksen is in limbo with his contract expiring next summer. Tottenham are desperate to secure his future and have offered him a 200,000-a-week deal, but the player is yet to commit. </p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/carragher-dismisses-eriksen-as-real-madrid-or-barcelona-class-4293252?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has dismissed Christian Eriksen as Real Madrid or Barcelona class.

Eriksen is in limbo with his contract expiring next summer. Tottenham are desperate to secure his future and have offered him a 200,000-a-week deal, but the player is yet to commit.

Carragher wrote for the Telegraph: "Eriksen is not at Real or Barcelona's level. Eriksen was fully fit in Madrid (in the Champions League final and gave an equally disappointing display (as Kane). There was not much evidence of him being Spurs' main man that night.

"I do not write this to deride Eriksen, an excellent footballer who has shone in a Tottenham jersey. It is simply my belief that Kane is the one man in the squad Pochettino could not afford to lose in this window, or at any point in the last three years."

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<![CDATA[Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto: Athletic Bilbao defeat good for us]]> <p>Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto insists defeat to Athletic Bilbao will sharpen them up.</p><p>The midfielder expressed his belief that focus will now increase at the Camp Nou as they got their first slip out of the way early.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/barcelona-midfielder-sergi-roberto-athletic-bilbao-defeat-good-for-us-4293237?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto insists defeat to Athletic Bilbao will sharpen them up.

The midfielder expressed his belief that focus will now increase at the Camp Nou as they got their first slip out of the way early.

"It will be good in the sense that it will make us pay more attention," he explained.

"It'll mean things will be more difficult.

"We value the leagues we've won, we want to win again. We'll pay more attention and improve."

But despite the optimism, there is a natural frustration with the result and they would have preferred to win.

"We wanted to win but it didn't happen," he said.

"We knew it'd be difficult and we knew they'd press from start to finish.

"In the end, they took the three points."

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<![CDATA[Barcelona midfielder Roberto insists De Jong will be stronger for debut]]> <p>Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto insists Frenkie de Jong will be stronger for defeat to Athletic Bilbao.</p><p>Barcelona really struggled at San Mames and looked disjointed, with De Jong falling short of his pre-season level.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/barcelona-midfielder-roberto-insists-de-jong-will-be-stronger-for-debut-4293236?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto insists Frenkie de Jong will be stronger for defeat to Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona really struggled at San Mames and looked disjointed, with De Jong falling short of his pre-season level.

"Today was the first LaLiga [Santander] game and the level is different," Sergi Roberto explained.

"De Jong is a great player, but he just arrived and has to adapt.

"He had a difficult game because of Raul Garcia."

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<![CDATA[Barcelona could lose Luis Suarez for month]]> <p>Barcelona could be missing Luis Suarez for four weeks after he broke down in defeat at Athletic Bilbao.</p><p>Suarez had to go off after 33 minutes of Barcelona's 1-0 loss to Athletic Club on Friday night and he could miss some more time.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/barcelona-could-lose-luis-suarez-for-month-4293235?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Barcelona could be missing Luis Suarez for four weeks after he broke down in defeat at Athletic Bilbao.

Suarez had to go off after 33 minutes of Barcelona's 1-0 loss to Athletic Club on Friday night and he could miss some more time.

The Catalan club have confirmed that he has a calf injury and, although they didn't specify a recovery time, that injury could sideline him for three to four weeks.

"Tests carried out on Saturday morning have confirmed that first team player Luis Suarez has an injured right calf," a statement read.

"His recovery will dictate his return to action."

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<![CDATA[Barcelona defender Pique: Athletic Bilbao defeat will charge our batteries]]> <p>Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says defeat to Athletic Bilbao will sharpen them up.</p><p>Pique is hoping that they can learn from their mistakes before too much damage is done.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/barcelona-defender-pique-athletic-bilbao-defeat-will-charge-our-batteries-4293234?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says defeat to Athletic Bilbao will sharpen them up.

Pique is hoping that they can learn from their mistakes before too much damage is done.

"We'll do well going forward," he said after the loss.

"It's better to lose now than at the end of the season. We can charge our batteries."

Athletic are never easy to topple at home, and Pique says that a slip is always likely there unless the visitors are at their best.

"It's a very difficult place," he said in reference to San Mames.

"The competition has put us in our place. It wasn't easy and they pressed us a lot.

"When you're not great, they take advantage."

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<![CDATA[Barcelona coach Valverde: Aduriz winner didn't surprise me]]> <p>Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admits Aritz Aduriz's stunning last-minute winner for Athletic Bilbao came as no surprise.</p><p>Valverde worked with the 38 year-old as Athletic coach.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/barcelona-coach-valverde-aduriz-winner-didn-t-surprise-me-4293233?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admits Aritz Aduriz's stunning last-minute winner for Athletic Bilbao came as no surprise.

Valverde worked with the 38 year-old as Athletic coach.

"With Aduriz, any ball in the air is a danger and he got his goal," Valverde said after the game.

"That move is dominant, and he's scored similar goals. When I saw him line it up...

"I wasn't surprised with the execution at all."

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<![CDATA[Barcelona coach Valverde: Griezmann needs to be more involved]]> <p>Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde defended Antoine Griezmann after defeat at Athletic Bilbao.</p><p>Griezmann was quiet for the 1-0 defeat.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/barcelona-coach-valverde-griezmann-needs-to-be-more-involved-4293232?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde defended Antoine Griezmann after defeat at Athletic Bilbao.

Griezmann was quiet for the 1-0 defeat.

"Being on the left isn't bad for left footers," he said.

"If he's near the area he can move well, but we have to dominate the game for that.

"He has to come into the play and needs to get into the game."

Luis Suarez was forced off with an injury in the first half and Valverde admitted to not knowing the extent of his setback.

"He has a muscular problem and we have to wait for the tests," he explained.

"In the second half, when we were around Athletic's area, we missed him."

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<![CDATA[Brazil coach Tite: Neymar has told me he's waiting for PSG sale]]> <p>Brazil coach Tite has revealed Neymar is waiting to leave PSG.</p><p>Barcelona and Real Madrid are battling to sign the Brazil captain.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/brazil-coach-tite-neymar-has-told-me-he-s-waiting-for-psg-sale-4293231?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Brazil coach Tite has revealed Neymar is waiting to leave PSG.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are battling to sign the Brazil captain.

"I asked [Neymar] how he was emotionally due to his situation and he said: 'I am calm, I know there is a way out and now I'm waiting for PSG to resolve the situation,'" Tite said at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, after speaking with Neymar by phone.

"He told me that he was happy, that he's been working out for a while and that he hasn't been doing tactical work, but that he was fine," Tite added.

"[I cannot do without a player] of the level and quality [of Neymar]."

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<![CDATA[Aduriz shocks Barcelona with superb Athletic Bilbao winner]]> <p>LaLiga champs Barcelona suffered a defeat on the opening day of the season after a superb winner from veteran Aritz Aduriz handed Athletic Bilbao victory.</p><p>Barca produced a lacklustre performance and were punished when substitute Aduriz, 38, found the net with a stunning 89th minute scissor-kick.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/aduriz-shocks-barcelona-with-superb-athletic-bilbao-winner-4293182?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBarcelona'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> LaLiga champs Barcelona suffered a defeat on the opening day of the season after a superb winner from veteran Aritz Aduriz handed Athletic Bilbao victory.

Barca produced a lacklustre performance and were punished when substitute Aduriz, 38, found the net with a stunning 89th minute scissor-kick.

Luis Suarez and Rafinha both hit the woodwork for Barca but the visitors struggled to impress despite fielding new 107m signing Antoine Griezmann.

Suarez was forced off with an injury.

Former Spain forward Aduriz has already announced he is retiring at the end of the season after a career spanning 20 years.

He threw himself into the air and acrobatically volleyed past Marc-Andre ter Stegen to earn Athletic Bilbao a first league win over Barcelona since 2013.

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