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Expect major changes at Barcelona

SoccerNews in La Liga 1 May 2008


Sporting Director Txiki Begiristain said in an interview on Barca TV that a major clean – out was very much on the cards at the club.
He said that after such a poor season in which no trophies had been won, it would be necessary for the club hierarchy to sit down and address the problems.

Begiristain added that certain decisions are going to have to be made at the end of the season.

TuesdayÂ’s dismal performance against Manchester United in the Champions League has meant that Barcelona have gone two seasons with success. That is despite the financial outlay in bringing star players to the club who hadnÂ’t quite lived up to expectations.

He added that the players alone were not the only ones responsible for the club’s failures, but the coaches and technical staff as well.

It is common knowledge that the club are expected to part company with, amongst others, Thierry Henry, Deco, Lilian Thuram, Gianluca Zambrotta, Rafael Marquez and Eidur Gudjohnsen.

Expected to be on the shopping list are Sevilla wingback Daniel Alves, Deportivo Coruna defender Fabricio Coloccini, Bayern Munich fullback Philipp Lahm, Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas and Olympique Lyon striker Karim. Big prize would also be Benzema.

There are also rumours that Frank Rijkaard could be on his way out of the Nou Camp.


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Michael Duom
Michael Duom
14 years ago

where do people get all these speculation about the Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas’s future? He currently happy at Arsenal after such a wonderful display through out the season despite their unluck result they have acheive. I believe Cesc will win something if he remain calm with Arsenal next season. He has to be cautius not to end up like his former team Thierry Henry.

Van Basten
Van Basten
14 years ago

True. It’s like the saying: “The grass is not always greener on the other side”. I’m sure Henry will be the first one to admit that.

Michael Duom
Michael Duom
14 years ago

Yes if Henry need to win the golden boot again, he has to return to London and rejoyce with his former team mate, the like of Kolo Toure, Ade, V.Persie. I am sure they can regain title and if he will without any trophy apart from the last FA cup they won against Man utd.

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