Gerard Pique opens up over Pep Guardiola departure

Gerard Pique has opened up over his strained relationship with former manager Pep Guardiola. The Barcelona defender enjoyed a trophy-laden spell under Guardiola, winning the treble in his first season at the club. Pique became an instant hit at the Nou Camp, forming a formidable defensive partnership with Carlos Puyol. However, despite winning seven major titles under Guardiola, Pique admits the two had a strained relationship. This follows four years under ‘Pep’ after joining from Manchester United in 2008. After winning every trophy in Spain, the 31 year-old confessed to…

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Man City officially confirm Laporte deal; who is delighted with move

Manchester City have officially confirmed the signing of Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Club, who is delighted to have joined the Premier League leaders. City boss Pep Guardiola has been keen to improve his defensive options ahead of what looks to be a successful Premier League title and potential Champions League run. The English side sit comfortably at the top of the La Liga standings but Guardiola was adamant to add strength and depth in his options, having relied heavily on John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi this season so far. It is…

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Team Spotlight: Barcelona B and its path to stardom

In the past six months, Barcelona have spent over £100m each on two attackers, flexing their financial muscle as they go in search of regaining the La Liga title and winning their first Champions League trophy in three years. Yet, it was not too long ago that all 11 players on the pitch had come through the ranks at the club, including their greatest youth product, Lionel Messi. La Masia has been hailed across the globe as producing the best young talent, with the boarding school-like academy drilling into children…

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Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets wanted by Manchester City

Pep Guardiola is targeting a reunion with Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, with Manchester City preparing a £50 million swoop. As reported by The Sun, the Citizens hope the Spaniard will replace the ageing Yaya Toure, who is eyeing a move away from the Etihad Stadium in the summer. Busquets has won 25 trophies for Barca, including six La Liga titles and winning the Champions League on three occasions, since making his debut in September 2008. Irreplaceable for club and country The Spaniard has been a key cog in the last…

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Real eye unsettled Man City striker

Real Madrid are set to ramp up their interest in Manchester City forward, Sergio Aguero, according to reports in Spain. The forward is no longer first-choice since the arrival of Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras despite scoring 13 goals this season in all competitions. According to reports coming out of Spain, the Argentinian forward has fallen out with manager, Pep Guardiola after being overlooked for the Manchester derby and substituted during the 4-1 win over Tottenham, which consequently saw him throw his gloves up in the air after being substituted. Real…

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Rumours of a MASSIVE bid for Messi from Man City

Manchester City fans are salivating at the reports that the club is preparing a bid to poach Lionel Messi from FC Barcelona. The Argentine superstar’s contract is up on June 30th next year, which would leave the door open for a free transfer. However, reports are saying that City is poised to make an earlier move with a 400M euro bid. The record-breaking bid would keep the door open for a potential transfer in January. The five-time Balon d’Or winner verbally agreed a new four-year contract extension with the Barcelona…

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Nolito discusses delight at leaving Man City

New Sevilla winger Nolito has revealed his delight at ending his Manchester City nightmare and moving back to La Liga. The 30-year-old left Celta Vigo in 2016 to join English side City and although his career at the Etihad stadium started well – he was dropped from the starting eleven and found playing time hard to come by. Having been signed by former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, it was expected that the Spanish international would enjoy a fruitful career in Manchester due to the coach’s admiration for his quality. Just…

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