Brazilian star Neymar has named Marcelo as the only Real Madrid player he wants to join Catalan giant Barcelona.
The gold Olympic medallist was interviewed by CNN
where he was asked which Madrid star he would like to play in Nou Camp. Cristiano Ronaldo would be an easy guess on the lips of many, considering his Euro 2016 title win and fourth Ballon d’Or win but surely personal grouse would never let that happen. The 24-year old opted for his compatriot Marcelo.
The left back has been with Santiago Bernabeu for years now. Both stars play for Brazil and are friends.
“To play with me at Barcelona? I would pick Marcelo. Because he’s my friend,” Neymar responded.
When asked to reconsider, he insisted: “No, I’d pick Marcelo.”
Despite the personal issues, the Brazilian praised the trio of Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema at Real. Read more »
Manchester United are seen as the favourites to sign Luis Suarez if the former Liverpool player were to return to England, according to the bookies.
The Barcelona star is comfortable in Spain after moving there for £75 million in 2014 from Liverpool. However, the bookies in a shocking revelation claim he would join the struggling United side ahead of other options if he were to consider a return to the English Premier League.
Suarez has lifted the UEFA Champions League title and two La Liga titles since his move to Spain. He has earned a total of eight honours since moving to the Nou Camp two years ago. Due to the frustrations in the front attack line at Old Trafford, Don Balon sensationally reported that the Red Devils management were considering splashing as much as £135 million to lure the 29-year old prolific striker back to England.
Bookies Ladbrokes also claimed that United had a 4/1 chance of signing the player. Of four games in October United struggled to get just one goal. This might force Jose Mourinho to look for a striker that can surely end their woes upfront. Suarez is one of the few players in the world that will definitely make a difference, hence the link. Surely, it might not be an offer the Uruguayan would be willing to consider at this stage of his career. Read more »
Chile international Alexis Sanchez is set to lose his position as striker in the Arsenal squad, with reports that the Gunners have finally landed a forward from Deportivo La Caruna.
Lucas Perez has been on the club’s radar for long, but with the transfer deadline closing in a few days, Arsenal signed him to join Olivier Giroud in leading the attack.
Sanchez has been playing the position, since the poor run of form of Frenchman Giroud, with coach Arsene Wenger claiming the former Barcelona star player has all the requires qualities to play upfront. Wenger compared him to La Liga golden boot holder and former Reds Striker Luis Suarez.
“He has similar qualities [to Suarez] and he has a good timing to run behind the defenders,” Wenger said in defence of the Chilean in the role. Former Reds striker Emile Heskey also hailed Suarez, asking that Liverpool get a player of Suarez’s quality to try to replace him, as he believes he cannot be replaced. When asked if Sanchez could play in the role in the long term, he said:
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Uruguay has been a performing team so far, especially with some of the talented players like Luis Suarez.
Although he recently had an injury, but it is not as bad as it may seem as the player is more likely to be back in no time. He would be back soon after recovery to hit the knockout stage. Besides, Uruguay has many other talents as well to reach to the top.
The Copa America match that was held last year in Chile is certainly worth remembering. Uruguay had scored only 2 goals out of the 4 games. When Suarez is playing the game, it is indeed breathtaking to watch. The match of World Cup made Suarez score goals over England. In the first games after his suspension made him score 2-2 draw against Brazil. Thereafter he helped Cavani against Peru with a match of world club qualifiers in the month of March. Well, these results have made Uruguay keep its position in tact in the qualifying table of the World Cup. The team is waiting for Suarez to return soon and praying for his speedy recovery. Read more »
Uruguay star, Luis Suarez said he plays for the best team in the world.
The striker who just won the highest goal scorer in the La Liga, breaking the jinx of the award which has been shared between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for seven years, insists Barcelona are the “best team in the world.”
Barca were a point ahead of Real in the standings and went to Granada at 4pm on Saturday while Real Madrid were at Deportivo in the last round of games at the La Liga. With the head-to-head record separating sides rather than goal difference, Barca’s superior record over Real this season (5-2 on aggregate) means Zinedine Zidane’s side needed a win and hoped Barca played a draw or lose to take the title.
Ahead of the game, Suarez said:
“It’s key to keep a clean sheet, we know that we have what it takes in attack.
“We can win the two titles [Barca also play Sevilla in Copa del Rey final on May 22] or lose them. Read more »
Head Coach of the Barcelona senior team, Luis Enrique, has come out to support striker Luis Suarez in light of criticism of the Uruguayan striker. He hailed the attributes of the former Liverpool center forward.
Luiz Suarez scored twice in the quarter-final first leg of the UEFA Champions League match against Spanish rival, Athletico Madrid. During the match, the striker was just lucky to have escaped being sent off for kicking out at Athletico’s Juanfran and striking Filipe Luis in the face.
The striker was suspended for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup. This made him miss the first few matches until October before he could play for the Catalan giant. He made negative headlines again with this action.
In the pre-match news conference of Luis Enrique as Barcelona were to tackle Real Sociedad in the Spanish La Liga, he was constantly asked about the suspension of Luis Suarez.
On the 29-year old, Luis Enrique said: “I love the type of player that Luis Suarez is, there’s no other striker in the world like him. Only defenders are allowed to hit players. If a striker suddenly does it then people are more bothered.”
He went on to defend the player.
“Luis is doing very well, he’s a vital player for us, not just in a footballing sense but because of the character he has. Luis Suarez is a very intelligent guy. When he arrived here he knew he’d be in the eye of the storm for anything he did.” Read more »