Friday, October 30, 2009

Barcelona wants to tie down Ribery before elections

Catalan sports weekly paper Gol claims that the current Barcelona board wants to avoid at all costs that a presidential candidate in next year's elections can strengthen his bid with the promise of signing some specific players.

The main objective would in that perspective be to find a deal on the transfer of Bayern Munich wing attacker and French international Franck Ribéry (26) before the elections, trying to take advantage of the good relationships between Barcelona president Joan Laporta and his Bayern Munich counterpart Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

A quick transfer of Arsenal midfielder and Spanish international Cesc Fàbregas (22) would at this moment be seen as more complicated.

Read more:
Barcelona wants to sign Cesc before elections
The Rosell Project - Part 2: The Team


  1. cesc would make for a better transfer than Ribery, he gives Barca more options in the midfield as well as reenforcing the wing as we could se iniesta move to the left wing position. besides ribery reportedly wants to join real madrid and they want him. so why try to sing a player that dosent even value our teams colours. and would quite probably just leave for real down the road.

  2. Real is just for Zidane. Every player now just wants to join us. And Real is already out of balance now, it would only get worse with Ribery. Although I'm not a big fan of Ribery anymore, he might be over his high.

  3. id rather sign a winger/striker like henry
    more versatile..
    villa can play that role!

  4. one year later!
    he stayed in munich!
    there's no more rumors about him.