Tags: new signing

GOT: Iain Glen

Childhood dream comes true for Alexis

Marc Guillén / Jordi Clos

The Chilean touched down at El Prat airport at 20.15 and was then photographed next to the Barça crest outside the Camp Nou offices, and said that he reckons Barça is a right place to be to win titles.

It has been some wait, but now he’s here. Alexis Sánchez, the first Barça signing of the 2010/11 season has had a look at his new stadium after arriving in the Catalan capital on Sunday. He went straight to be pictured outside the Camp Nou offices and spoke to Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.cat. “Me and my family thought Barça would be a good club for winning titles and being happy. It has been my dream since I was a child”, he said.

Huge welcome

The Chilean will wear the number 9 shirt, and on his reception both at the airport and the Camp Nou, he said “I am very happy, I didn’t expect this … This is the biggest club in the world. I hope to do the best I can.” Alexis said one of the reasons he wanted to come to Barça was “the way they play, it’s the best in the world at the moment”.

The striker will take a medical examination on Monday. After that he will be presented and will don a Barça shirt for the very first time.


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I'm still a little exceptical with this hiring but I hope all the best for Alexis in Barcelona. :)
barcelona; abi's hips don't lie

belated but hungover post...NEEDED SOME GRIEVING TIME OK


Just when we thought the world couldn't get worse, this happened about a week ago.

Barça B midfielder Martí Riverola will play on loan with the Dutch team Vitesse until the end of the season.
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Made a separate post for this so we can fully appreciate the Christmas gift that the football gods graciously bestowed upon us this Christmas eve. LOL Merry Christmas everyone!
did you see that shinji
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Akkoord PSV en FC Barcelona over Afellay

PSV and FC Barcelona have reached agreement on the transfer of Ibrahim Afellay to the Spanish club in the winter. Afellay said he was pleased that his dream club like Barcelona want him to take over. The talks between him, agent Rob Jansen and FC Barcelona take place in a positive atmosphere, but are not yet finalized.

It is expected that this will take some time. Pending any personal agreement, Ibrahim wants to concentrate fully on the next important matches of PSV. When Ibrahim Afellay (24) leaves for FC Barcelona he is the seventh player to move from PSV Eindhoven to Barcelona.

shitty google translate version



jacked this off of problematique xoxo
GOT: Iain Glen

Afellay to Barcelona?

According with Dutch and Spanish media... Ibrahim Afellay, who will end his contract with PSV next June 2011, is about to hire with F.C. Barcelona to come next January. Josep Maria Bartomeu is in Holland negotiating with Marcel Brands and Tiny Sanders, Director General of PSV. Rumors say that the cost would be between 3 - 5 millions €.

Any Dutch fan here to tell us more about him?

I can only post a vid :P

Ibrahim Afellay (born 2 April 1986 in Utrecht) is a Dutch footballer of Moroccan descent (Rif region) playing for PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie. He has played for the Dutch national youth team and is now part of the senior Dutch national team, who he represented at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He usually plays as the centre attacking midfielder for PSV Eindhoven but can also play at the right or left side due to his creative qualities. In 2007, Afellay was awarded the Johan Cruijff Award for "Young Player of the Year" in the Netherlands.

And, as I usually... I only know about spanish links about the news.

Mundo Deportivo.



If I find some english link, I will post it. :)


a link in English

Netherlands World Cup Blog
GOT: Iain Glen

Javier is Here!

Javier Mascherano has arrived in Barcelona and travelled straight to the club’s offices at Camp Nou where he posed for photographers ahead of undergoing a medical.

Just 24 hours after the Blaugrana announced that they had reached an agreement with Liverpool to sign the Argentinian international , the player landed in the Ciutat Contal. Mascherano rose early and flew over with agent.

Club photo

One of the first things that was required of the midfielder was the obligatory photo session and he duly obliged by posing next to the club crest that proudly stands outside the offices within the Camp Nou complex. After landing at 11:00 on Saturday, Mascherano was being snapped by midday.

Busy day

Mascherano will not undergo a medical until Monday. The first part of his tests will take place at 08:00 in the Hospital de Barcelona before the travels to the FC Barcelona Centro Médico at Camp Nou at 11:00. Afterwards he will sign his contract and be prevented as a new Barça player in the afternoon.
GOT: Iain Glen

Liverpool - Barcelona agree Mascherano fee.

Liverpool Football Club have agreed terms for the transfer of Javier Mascherano to FC Barcelona.


The Spanish club have now been given permission to speak to the Argentina midfielder.

Author: James Carroll


I know some people don't like him but in my opnion, a player like him is very important in Champions League and Pep did want him even last year when Toure was still in the team.