Stoichkov Backs Catalonia Independence Referendum

Former Barcelona favourite Hristo Stoichkov on Thursday backed the independence referendum in Catalonia and denounced the violence that marred the banned vote. “The leaders of Catalonia and the people who voted decided that the moment has come to separate and I will back them,” Stoichkov, a Bulgarian, told his country’s public broadcaster BNT. “This is only natural. I’ve lived there for 27 years. I know what they have given me and what I have given them.” Renowned for his sharp tongue, 51-year-old Stoichkov accused the Spanish government of being responsible…

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Neymar Slams Barcelona Bosses

Following his exit from the Nou Camp, Barcelona few weeks ago, the most expensive world footballer has slam the bosses at the Catalan. The Paris Saint-Germain’s world record signing Neymar launched a scathing attack on his former club’s directors, saying “Barca deserve much better”. The people in charge at the Catalan giants “are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca,” Neymar told reporters after scoring twice on his home debut as PSG thumped Toulouse 6-2 in Ligue 1 on Sunday. “I want to speak the…

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Neymar Left Barcelona Out Of Respect For Messi

Neymar Sr says his son made the world record €222m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain out of respect for the Blaugrana talisman, Leo Messi. The 25-year-old Neymar Jr last week moved to the Ligue 1 side on a five-year deal reportedly worth €600,000 (£540,000) per week after tax. Though many analysts have opined that the Brazillian left the Nou Camp for the money, his father claimed his son left because he did not want to challenge the status of Messi out of respect for his teammate. Speaking in a…

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Mourinho Says Neymar’s Deal Isn’t Expensive

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Wednesday he does not believe the record-shattering 222 million euro ($260 million) transfer fee Paris St Germain are willing to pay for Neymar is expensive. But the Reds boss, speaking after his side beat Sampdoria 2-1 in Dublin in a pre-season friendly, is concerned how the staggering figure will affect future transfers. Mourinho shelled out 105.2 million euros ($111 million) last summer to re-sign their former midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus, but the French outfit are poised to double that record to tempt the…

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Neymar Off To PSG For 223 Million Euros

Barcelona confirmed Neymar’s wish to leave the Catalan giants on Wednesday but insisted the Brazilian’s 222 million euro ($260m) buyout clause must be paid as his potential world record move to Paris Saint-Germain moved a step closer. “Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and representative, communicated to FC Barcelona this morning his decision to leave the club,” Barca said in a statement. “The club have informed them that the buyout clause in his contract that from July 1 is 222 million euros must be paid in full.” Such a fee…

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PSG To Sign Neymar Before Week Ends

Paris Saint-Germain will announce the signing of Neymar from Barcelona on Wednesday, reports from Europe has said. The 25-year-old Brazillian has been in the centre of a rumoured world record breaking deal from the Camp Nou to the Ligue 1 outfit in recent times. Reports claimed Neymar has agreed a six-year contract with PSG, who are set to meet the £197m buyout clause in his contract with the Catalan giants. PSG’s pursuit of Neymar has angered some in Spain, where football league chief Javier Tebas says he will file a complaint…

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Barcelona Offers Liverpool 89.5 Million Pounds for Coutinho

Barcelona are expected to make an improved offer for Philippe Coutinho to Liverpool after the Brazillian reportedly agreed personal terms with the Spanish giants. According to reports in Spain, the Catalans, who had an intial £72m bid rejected, will test Reds manager Jurgen Klopp’s resolve to keep the 25-year-old with an improved offer that could be as much as £89.5m. With PSG hovering around Barcelona’s forward, Neymar, bringing Coutinho to the Nou Camp may persuade him to stay. However, Coutinho to Nou Camp may not be easy picking for Barca…

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Neymar Reportedly Agrees 500, 000 Pounds Weekly Wages with PSG

By Akinwale Kasali Barcelona forward Neymar has reportedly agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain over a six-year contract. According to reports, the Brazillian will earn a whopping £500,000 per week should he eventual join the Ligue 1 side. According to Carlos Carpio of Marca, Neymar’s father recently met with PSG sporting director Antero Henrique and board member Sophie Jordan to finalise the transfer. Carpio suggested the deal will go through when PSG “deposit the €222 million of [Neymar’s] termination clause, which it appears will be done via the personal sponsorship of…

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Enrique Looks Forward to El-Clasico Triumph

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insists his final season in charge can still end in glory despite bowing out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage to Juventus. Luis Enrique Juventus held onto their 3-0 first leg lead to progress to the last four by blunting Barca’s star-studded attack in a 0-0 draw on Wednesday. Neymar left the field in tears, but around the Camp Nou there was appreciation for Barca’s valiant effort by the near 100,000 crowd. “It’s a sad night, but we tried until the last minute and…

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Barcelona Record Historic Comeback in UEFA Champions League

Barcelona proved bookmakers wrong by upturning a 4-0 deficit against Paris Saint Germain. Barcelona had earlier in the first leg succumbed to a 4-0 defeat to the Parisian. But a 6-1 triumph in the second leg was historic. Neymar hailed the best game of his career after Barcelona pulled off the greatest comeback in Champions League history by scoring three times in the dying minutes against a stunned Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian scored an 88th-minute free kick and a penalty in the 91st before setting up Sergi Roberto’s clincher in…

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