Barcelona

Pros and cons of Barcelona hiring Quique Setien

Barcelona’s capture of former Real Betis boss Quique Setien was a sudden occurrence. While reports were circulating about Ernesto Valverde’s potential sacking the hiring of Xavi, that never worked out. While names like Ronald Koeman and Mauricio Pochettino did draw…

‘Has everything’- One man will benefit most from new Barcelona manager

The appointment of Quique Setien as new Barcelona manager made many Barcelona fans happy. It is seen as a resurgence back to what they want to be, in terms of identity. Barca fans would know how the Spaniard goes about…

‘Adapted well’- Barcelona can’t let this World Cup winner go

Not too long ago, Samuel Umtiti was on his way to becoming one of the best defenders in world football. That was about 18 months ago- when he took France to the pinnacle of the game in the FIFA World…

‘Got better and better’- Barcelona should move for Leicester City defender

Leicester City might not be winning the Premier League this season, but a lot of their players are winning the hearts of many. While the likes of James Maddison, Youri Tielemans and Jamie Vardy are the standouts, it isn’t just…

‘Bringing me home’ – €35m international star will be a perfect fit for Barcelona

It’s that time of the season where transfer talk is in full circulation. Some names are popular when it comes to transfer dealings, Barcelona happen to be one of them. No, it’s not another “cliche” news on Neymar but Barca…

Down the pecking order: AC Milan are right to reject move for Carles Alena

AC Milan are in need of winter recruitments. While that need may not be as intense as it is for their rivals Inter, they need some moves to get their European challenge in the league back on track. While the…

Far from his best: Valverde has to be wary of starting Rakitic against Real Madrid

Ivan Rakitic is stuck in a complicated situation. With his contract at Barcelona running out in the summer, he has a decision to make. Barca too have to make a decision and potentially hunt for replacements. But Rakitic is playing…

‘Lot of potential’- How Frenchman proved himself in Barcelona’s Inter win

Beating Inter on Tuesday evening at San Siro was a big achievement for Barcelona. On paper, it was a usual outing for the Catalans. It was a dead rubber, as Inter went out of the UEFA Champions League for the…

‘Numbers and quality’- Champions League exit is why Inter need Barcelona duo

Inter’s exit from the UEFA Champions League should not come as too big a blow. While it was disappointing, it wasn’t the end of the world. Antonio Conte has hardly given too much attention to European competition and Inter weren’t…

What Hazard and Bale’s El Clasico absence could mean for Vinicius Jnr and Rodrygo

18th of December is the date singled out on everybody’s calendars. Barcelona taking on Real Madrid in the El Clasico is world football’s biggest and most anticipated match for fans and neutrals alike. A league game that could be mistaken…