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Barcelona transfer news: The latest news on player signings, and offers for the 2022 summer window



Barcelona transfer news: The latest news on player signings, and offers for the 2022 summer window

Barcelona transfer news: The latest news on player signings, and offers for the 2022 summer window

With Barcelona ending the 2021/22 season without a trophy, it is now the Catalan giants’ turn to put things together for next season’s revival.

The club pushed hard in the second half and escorted next season’s Champions League games, saving face for an otherwise fruitless season.

Nonetheless, many questions remain to be answered. A new face for January, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made a smart acquisition to find his best form at Camp Nou and help Barcelona win Second place in the league. Still, Aubameyang is 34 years old and may be dead.

For Barcelona, ​​the biggest issue is the club’s current financial situation. It is widely believed that clubs are in poor financial shape and must earn the bulk of their transfer funds by selling players of near-equivalent value. Both clubs and supporters should bear this in mind as Barcelona are going through a transfer window where lower value transfers could be a priority given the club’s financial situation.

Barcelona want to steal Jules Kundes Chelsea move

While centre-back Jules Kunde, 23, has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer, Barcelona may be looking to put themselves in the middle.

According to reports from Sevilla on July 18, Barcelona have made Kunde a priority alongside Cesar Azpilicueta. As has often been the case in Barcelona transfer rumours this summer, Sevilla cost the French defender more than 60 million euros after the report said the club would seek to include a player in a swap deal to reduce the money needed to complete the deal. . Value (£51.9m/$63.1m).

Note: According to some reports including Fabrizio Romano, The Guardian and Sport, Barcelona will win the match against Jules Kounde. According to reports, Kunde has given the green light for a move to Barcelona, ​​but has not yet agreed to a deal with Chelsea, and the Blues are reluctant to wait for an answer. Barcelona’s Kunde deal could keep Cesar Azpilicueta at Stamford Bridge.

Barcelona are still pushing to hijack Kunde to Chelsea, according to The Guardian’s Jakob Steinberg. Nonetheless, the report claims Chelsea are close to agreeing a €63.6m (£55m/$66.9m) transfer, with the Blues already agreeing to a five-year deal with Kunde. Barcelona’s only chance appears to be to press Kunde to delay the signing so they can raise the necessary funds.

Laporta wants Messi to return to Barcelona

Barcelona president Laporta says he hopes Lionel Messi’s Barcelona story isn’t over yet.

The Argentine star left Camp Nou for Paris Saint-Germain last season but his sporting future beyond the 2022-23 season remains uncertain as Laporta appears keen to organise a return to Barcelona in some form.

“I think, hopefully, the Messi story doesn’t end with Barcelona,” Laporta told ESPN. “It’s still an open question and it’s our responsibility to make sure it has a better ending.

Will Memphis Depay move to the Premier League?

As Robert Lewandowski prepares to join Barcelona in the club’s attacking ranks, there may be a corresponding move to streamline the squad. Striker Memphis Depay, who excelled in a substitute role last season, could be leaving the Camp Nou.

According to a report by Spanish newspaper Sport on July 17, Depay is the target of a bid of about 17 million euros (£14.7 million/$17.9 million) from Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs also have a forward space, bursting at the seams, with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski all incumbents, as well as Richarlison, who signed earlier this summer. Will Depay find enough playing time in London? Either way, it’s clear that Barcelona need to streamline their attacking squad.

Journalist Helena Edo explained on Twitter that Depay was told he did not have a place in the squad before the Dutchman asked to terminate his contract so he could find a new team on his own.

Sport now report Newcastle have joined Tottenham in a bid to show interest in Depay. However, the Netherlands striker is not keen to join either side and remains hopeful of securing a place at Barcelona this season.

According to a report by Spanish journalist Gerard Romero on his Twitch channel, Barcelona have put Memphis Depay on the transfer list and are looking for a way to fire the Dutch forward, Sports Mole reported on July 21. Romero even said the Catalan club had worked to limit Depay’s presence in promotional materials for the summer pre-season tour, if the move materialized.

Depay had more than a frustrating season at United before moving to Lyon, but Romero says Depay could be interested in his old club.

Azpilicueta and Alonso expected to follow Christensen

Chelsea’s new owner and acting sporting director Todd Boley flew to Barcelona on July 7 to negotiate a range of different potential transfers with the Spanish club, according to multiple reports, including the Evening Standard.

Chief among them appears to be the possible departures of defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso. The Spanish duo have been crucial to Chelsea’s success in recent years, but both have reportedly expressed a desire to join Barcelona. The pair have one year left on their Chelsea contract.

Azpilicueta, 32, and Alonso, 31, and while both are fan favorites, Chelsea could be getting younger defensively this summer as they bid farewell to two staunch servants.

Ousmane Dembele renews contract with Barcelona

After a long and protracted process, Ousmane Dembele has returned to Camp Nou to sign a two-year contract with the club until the summer of 2024.

According to reports in recent months, Dembele initially rejected numerous contract offers from Barcelona but failed to generate much interest on the open market as a free agent as neither club was willing to meet his demands.

Other reports suggest Dembele has taken a pay cut to return to Barcelona and his transfer saga will soon resume given the short duration of his new contract.

Other Barcelona transfer rumors

Date Player Publication News
June 23 Jules Kounde ESPN Barcelona are “exploring” a deal for the Sevilla
defender, who is a “top priority” of Xavi.
June 15 Goncalo Inacio A Bola Barcelona are interested in signing the 20-year-old
Sporting defender. Man United are also in the mix.
June 14 Angel Di Maria Sport The Argentine is reportedly a backup option should
the deal for Raphinha fall through, but it’s still thought
Di Maria will sign for Juventus.
June 9 Bernardo Silva Fabrizio Romano,
The Mirror
A meeting between agent Jorge Mendes and
Barcelona boss Xavi included discussions over
a possible move for the Man City midfielder, but it
would take a whopping £80 million.
June 9 Ilkay Gundogan Bild The Spanish side is “monitoring” Gundogan, who
is out of contract at Man City next summer.
June 7 Gonzalo Moreno Diario Sport A report states that the Villarreal striker is a
backup option should the Lewandowski move fail,
but his €100 million release clause looms.
June 6 Ruben Neves Sport
(via SportWitness)
Agent Jorge Mendes is working on a deal to
get Neves to Barcelona, with Wolves valuing the
midfielder at €50 million.

Barcelona Transfers: Summer 2022 transfer window

Players In:

Date Player Position Age Club Transfer/Loan Fee
July 4, 2022 Andreas Christensen CB 26 Chelsea Free transfer
July 4, 2022 Franck Kessie CM 25 AC Milan Free transfer
July 15, 2022 Raphinha RW 25 Leeds United €60.7m (£52.5m / $63.8m)
July 20, 2022 Robert Lewandowski ST 33 Bayern Munich €45 million (£38m/$48m)

Lewandowksi confirmed as Barcelona player

After lengthy negotiations, Barcelona signed Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich for an initial value of 45 million euros. The successful Polish striker has already completed a stellar Bundesliga career at the age of 33.

Barcelona sign Rafinha contract

After struggling with his signature, Barcelona have reached an agreement with Leeds winger Rafinha, according to ESPN and other media reports, for a transfer fee of more than 60 million euros for the Brazilian.

Barcelona 2021-22

Below is the updated Barcelona first-team squad. New additions during the 2022 summer window are shown in bold:

Goalkeepers (3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Neto, Arnau Tenas

Defenders (10): Jordi Alba (LB), Ronald Araujo (CB), Alex Balde (LB), Sergino Dest (RB), Eric Garcia (CB), Clement Lenglet (CB), Oscar Mingueza (CB), Gerard Pique (CB), Samuel Umtiti (CB), Dani Alves (RB).

Midfielders (7): Sergio Busquets (DM), Frenkie de Jong (CM), Pedri (CM), Gavi (CM), Nico Gonzalez (CM), Riqui Puig (CM), Sergi Roberto (CM).

Forwards (9): Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (CF), Martin Braithwaite (CF), Ousmane Dembele (RW), Memphis Depay (CF), Ansu Fati (LW), Ferran Torres (RW), Adama Traore (RW), Raphinha (RW)Luuk de Jong (ST), Robert Lewandowski (CF)

 LB = left back; CB = center back; RB = right back; CAM = attacking midfielder; CF = center forward; RW = right wing CM = central midfielder; LW = left wing; 

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Lionel Messi’s PSG contract deal has enraged Kylian Mbappe, who wants to quit the club. – Reporting




Lionel Messi's PSG contract deal has enraged Kylian Mbappe, who wants to quit the club. - Reporting

Lionel Messi’s PSG contract deal has enraged Kylian Mbappe, who wants to quit the club. – Reporting

According to reports, Kylian Mbappe is upset over Lionel Messi’s extension at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Barcelona, a powerhouse in La Liga, has taken notice that the Frenchman is thinking about leaving the team.

According to a report by Mundo Deportivo, Mbappe is upset over rumors that Messi may stay at PSG longer. According to the Spanish daily, the Frenchman wants to either become the club’s major attraction or leave.

They say that the Barcelona board has taken note of the issue and that preparations are being made. The Catalan side is still experiencing a financial crisis, and rumors indicate that they will likely soon pull another lever.

Nevertheless, the club has continued to sign players for Xavi, with last summer serving as a prime illustration. Real Madrid had been connected to Kylian Mbappe up until last summer, but after the 24-year-old sensation signed a new contract with PSG, Los Blancos felt betrayed and apparently discontinued their pursuit of him.

At PSG, Kylian Mbappe dislikes Lionel Messi.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup final celebrations have been said to be the source of Kylian Mbappe’s discontent with Lionel Messi by PSG manager Christophe Galtier.

While fans from the South American team burned a coffin with the name of the PSG star on it, Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was seen carrying a baby doll with Kylian Mbappe’s face on it.

Galtier said the following during a press conference before the Ligue 1 match versus Strasbourg:

“I make no judgments about how they celebrate; that is Argentine territory. The Argentine goalkeeper’s predicament is not mine to handle. What I witnessed in the final is what matters the most. Leo and Kylian shook hands, and Kylian demonstrated exceptional character before the trophy ceremony and after the game.”

He added:

“He congratulated Leo and the Argentine coach. I remain attached to that, the relationship between Kylian and Leo. It is not Leo who celebrated, we have to leave him out of it.”

The PSG manager continued:

“There is no need to jumble things up, and I am not required to address the goalkeeper’s actions. Kylian was really positive despite his defeat. Despite his disappointment, he managed to applaud Leo politely, which is excellent for the club.”

After the New Year, Lionel Messi will re-join Kylian Mbappe and his PSG colleagues while he is still in Argentina partying.

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Results, highlights, and analysis from Liverpool’s win over Aston Villa.



Results, highlights, and analysis from Liverpool's win over Aston Villa.

Results, highlights, and analysis from Liverpool’s win over Aston Villa.

The 3-1 victory over Aston Villa marked Liverpool’s return to Premier League play, but they had to battle hard for their triumph in an exciting game at Villa Park.

With barely five minutes remaining, Mohamed Salah scored the opening goal for the Reds, setting a Premier League defense assist record with Andrew Robertson’s help. Just before the halfway point, Virgil van Dijk increased the Reds’ lead.

The hosts, though, more than justified the Ollie Watkins header that got them back in the game in the second half, and that scoreline did not provide a totally fair portrayal of the game up to that moment.

Unfortunately for Unai Emery, his team’s brave attempt to gain an equalizer left them vulnerable to the counterattack. Stefan Bajcetic, a replacement, sealed the win late in the contest.

Aston Villa vs. Liverpool final score

1H 2H Final
Aston Villa 0 1 1
Liverpool 2 1 3


  • LIV — Salah — 5th min
  • LIV — Van Dijk — 37th min
  • VIL — Watkins — 59th min
  • LIV — Bajcetic — 81st min

Nunez’s mixed Liverpool start continues

It is typical to point out that strikers are, at the very least, setting themselves up to attempt shots when they consistently miss opportunities.

Darwin Nunez, who might have possibly scored two hat-trick goals in Liverpool’s first two games following the World Cup, can attest to the fact that.

Unfortunately, the Uruguayan’s finishing has left a lot to be desired, and he doesn’t have a single goal to show for the raft of chances he has been involved in since returning from Qatar

Among the flaws Klopp has sought to iron out in Nunez’s game since he joined the team are his failure to finish off opponents and a concerning propensity to veer offside.

The manager still has a lot of work to do since, alarmingly, it appears that whatever advancement achieved in that direction prior to the mid-season break has been lost in the most recent weeks.

Control abandons the Reds once more

During the early part of the season, Liverpool’s inability to consistently dominate games was one of their main flaws, and it was anticipated that they would use the break to focus on improving it.

However, it is clear that they still have a long way to go based on how they played against Manchester City and Aston Villa.

Both contests turned into end-to-end brawls where the result was practically decided by the toss of a coin. If this trend continues, Klopp’s team will lose more games than they win.

By this time, it must be hard to argue that a center midfield acquisition in January will increase the likelihood of improvement on that front.

Rewarding young people’s faith

The more cynical Liverpool supporters may think that Klopp’s usage of Bajcetic here was intended to convey to the team’s owners the necessity for midfield reinforcements.

However, the Reds manager has a lot of trust in the young player and undoubtedly saw a chance to utilise him when his more seasoned heads grew weary in the face of a late Villa attack.

That bold decision was rewarded in the greatest manner imaginable when Bajcetic, in one of his few first-team appearances, calmly scored a crucial third goal late in the game.

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Liverpool vs. Manchester City Prediction, Odds, and Line: EFL Cup predictions from experts and top bets for December 22

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Liverpool vs. Manchester City Prediction, Odds, and Line: EFL Cup predictions from experts and top bets for December 22




Liverpool vs. Manchester City Prediction, Odds, and Line: EFL Cup predictions from experts and top bets for December 22

Liverpool vs. Manchester City Prediction, Odds, and Line: EFL Cup predictions from experts and top bets for December 22

The 2022–23 English League Cup fourth-round encounter between Liverpool and Manchester City at Etihad Stadium will be challenging for the defending champions. The Reds defeated Chelsea in the EFL Cup final on penalties back in February, but they also had to defeat Derby County in the third-round matchup this year on November 9. Man City won their match against Chelsea on the same day, and they want to advance after losing to West Ham in the fourth round the year before. Man City has eight EFL Cup victories, while Liverpool has a record nine. The Premier League champion Citizens are ranked second in the 2022–23 standings, five points behind Arsenal. The Reds finished second in the EPL in 2021–22 but are currently sixth, 15 points behind the Gunners.

Manchester, England is scheduled to kick underway at 3 p.m. ET. The most recent Manchester City vs. Liverpool odds from Caesars Sportsbook have Manchester City as -150 underdogs (risk $150 to win $100). Liverpool are -330 underdogs, a tie is -310, and 3.5 total goals are the set over/under. Check out Martin Green’s English League Cup predictions and best bets before committing to any Liverpool vs. Manchester City choices or EFL Cup wagers. Martin Green is a seasoned SportsLine soccer insider.

Green became a professional sports journalist and handicapper after working in the sports betting sector for a number of years. He has covered the sport internationally. His predictions for European soccer have proven accurate ever since. Since the 2017–18 season, Green has produced roughly $33,000 for $100 bettors.

The USMNT to progress (+100), Kylian Mbappe to win the Golden Boot (+900), and Netherlands, England, and Argentina to all win their groups (+210) were among Green’s winning World Cup predictions on the Early Edge.

Green has just finalized his choices and EFL Cup forecasts after thoroughly dissecting the Man City vs. Liverpool clash. To see his choices, go to SportsLine right away. The odds and trends for Liverpool vs. Man City are as follows:

  • Liverpool vs. Man City line: Man City -0.5 (-140)
  • Over/under 3.5 goals for Man City vs. Liverpool
  • Money line for Man City vs. Liverpool: Liverpool +330, Man City -150, and a Draw +310
  • In their last 10 games in all competitions, they have outscored opponents 17-6.
  • Over their last 10 competitive games, they have outscored opponents 20-6.
  • Picks for Man City vs. Liverpool: Find selections here.

Why You Should Support City of Manchester

Due to some important players taking their time getting back from the World Cup, the Citizens will be lacking some firepower. With Argentina, Julian Alvarez won a championship, and England’s Phil Foden and Jack Grealish, among others, advanced to the semifinals. Erling Haaland, whose country Norway did not qualify for the World Cup, will be eager to put on a show and City should have two of their greatest players. Kevin De Bruyne, a star midfielder for Belgium, should also be prepared to go after leaving the team early. This season, Haaland has scored 18 goals in EPL action, six more than any other player.

Ilkay Gundogan started with them in a friendly game against Girona last weekend. De Bruyne now leads the EPL with nine assists. In the 2-0 triumph, goals were scored by De Bruyne and Haaland. After scoring 21 goals in each of the previous two seasons, Gundogan now has two. Haaland and 18-year-old Carlos Borges likely start with Riyad Mahrez, who has 31 goals in the last three games. In 10 games for City’s U21 squad, the City academy product has four goals and five assists. Man City is 3-2-4 away from home this season, while Liverpool is 11-0-2 overall.

Reasons to Support Liverpool

In their last five encounters with City, the Reds are undefeated and have won the last three. Liverpool won the 3-2 FA Cup in April, the 3-1 Community Shield soon before the EPL season, and the 1-0 EPL triumph in October. The Reds have gone four games without a loss, with their lone loss coming in a 0-0 tie at Derby City. They won 7-2 against the remaining three foes. Both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, who have combined for 14 goals and five assists in 21 games across all competitions, should be available. Firmino has also scored nine goals and assisted on four others.

Although Liverpool has four less attempts than City, which has the most in the league with 244, it still leads the EPL with 87 shots that are on target. With 50 shots and 20 shots on goal, Salah and Firmino are in a three-way tie for third place in the league. The Reds’ defense will be a touch porous, but Joel Matip should be available in the center. Alisson, the goalkeeper, Trent Alexander-Arnold, a crucial fullback, and Jordan Henderson, a midfielder, all worked out this week and might all contribute. City’s starting 11 and reserves are missing a lot more players overall.

How to make predictions for Man City vs. Liverpool and the EFL Cup

Green has examined every aspect of the Man City vs. Liverpool EFL Cup game. He offers his three assured best bets and is leaning Over the goal total. One of these would pay off at a ratio of more than 2-1. At SportsLine, he solely offers predictions and analyses for the EFL Cup.

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