On today’s newspaper covers, Mundo Deportivo are praising Miralem Pjanić’s versatility, even calling him a wild card, while Sport say Barcelona are negotiating with Manchester City for Eric García.
The Bosnian has now officially been a Barcelona player for some days but we will have to wait until next season to see him play for the Azulgrana. Still, Mundo Deportivo are adamant that the midfielder can be a great asset to the team.
So much so that they claim he can even replace Sergio Busquets in the lineup if necessary and help free up Frenkie de Jong in the process as well. Either way, he’s a ‘joker‘ card that the Catalans can use in a plethora of different ways, all equally effective as well.
Sport have gone in a slightly different direction today, saying Barcelona are negotiating with Man City for Eric García as they want the youngster back at the Camp Nou.
His contract is set to expire in 2021 but Barcelona want him this summer and won’t wait until next year to potentially snatch him for free. But if they can’t succeed now, they will come back once his contract ends.
With Gerard Piqué getting older by the minute, Jean-Clair Todibo likely leaving for good soon and Samuel Umtiti once again plagued with injures, the former La Masia talent could be an excellent buy indeed.
Can they actually bring him back?
David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans
During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.
The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”
Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”
Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.
There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.