Psychic predicts that Colombia won’t qualify for World Cup next year

The CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers will resume in early September, and the Colombia national team is facing Bolivia and Chile during these sets of matches. 

Colombia is coming off a summer where they defeated Peru on the road and then drew against Argentina despite falling behind early in the fixture.

Furthermore, Reinaldo Rueda’s squad finished third in the Copa America, so they’re heading into the fall on a good note. Before these cames take place, a psychic makes a warning that could lower the morale of some fans.

Lilian Estrada, a psychic who has made herself known on … Read the rest

Report: Pjanic rejects two proposals to leave Barcelona in hope of Juventus offer

With Barcelona’s financial situation at one of its worst phases in the club’s illustrious history, the Catalans are exploring every possible avenue to alleviate the wage bill. A handful of players have already been sold, while numerous others either are not too far away from making a switch.

One such player is Miralem Pjanic. The club has tried to offload the Bosnian midfielder but to no avail. Having rejected two proposals, his sights are set on one club and one club only: former Italian champions Juventus, as per a report relayed by Alfredo Pedulla.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has already dropped a quite significant hint in regards to the veteran’s possible return. In his official unveiling yesterday afternoon, he had this to say: “We have Cristiano [Ronaldo], who is good at shooting from distance, as well as [Paulo] Dybala, who is good from a closer range,” Allegri said.

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Former Colombian footballer wants to see Everton ace with national team

This summer, Colombia national team manager Reinaldo Rueda decided not to have Everton FC midfielder James Rodriguez for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and Copa America. 

Rueda’s decision was controversial in Colombia, considering the player’s status in his native country. The decision to leave Rodriguez generated a deep division of opinions among the fans.

During the program Futbolred (via Marca), former Colombian footballer Adolfo Valencia discussed the issue regarding Rodriguez. Valencia states that the time has come for Rodriguez to “understand and acknowledge that mistakes are sometimes made.”

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Barcelona and the multi-layered benefits of parting ways with Griezmann

Subsequent to the widespread, though now dead rumours that Antoine Griezmann could be shipped to Atletico de Madrid in exchange for Saul Niguez, there was just about as strong a sense of relief as there was despair. A normally unified fanbase found itself split right down the middle, as few truly knew what to make of the situation.

The camp that argued in favour of him staying held the belief that giving him away would be detrimental to the dynamics of the team. After all, due to injuries and slow recoveries, Barcelona currently have no active wingers at their disposal, only makeshift wide players, as is the case with midfielder Alex Collado and with Griezmann himself when Barca used the 4-3-3.

There is also the worry that letting him go would mean that structural integrity would be at an all-time low. This is due to the fact that the forward … Read the rest

Liverpool risk missing out on ideal midfielder as club establish maximum they’re prepared to pay

Liverpool face the possibility of missing out on Saul Niguez, with the club not prepared to meet Atletico Madrid’s demands.

That’s according to Todo Fichajes, who first of all note of the Reds’ desire to get Saul through the door this summer.

Saul has been a key player for Atletico Madrid over a number of successful years.

The midfielder was not at his best last term, which has intensified speculation that he could depart the Wanda Metropolitano.

Perhaps the downturn in his performance level has left Liverpool unwilling to splash the cash, as Todo Fichajes claim they aren’t prepared to pay a penny above €40M [£34M].

MORE: Liverpool eye another defensive addition with £8m move for interesting prospect from Serie A

Liverpool risk missing out on Saul Niguez this summer

Barcelona to offload legendary defender in case of salary conflict – report

Barcelona’s current financial system doesn’t seem to want to allow anyone breathing space. Moments after the club believes it has found a solution to a problem that had plagued them, another unprecedented issue appears out of the blue.

In this case, the problems have followed a sort of script: the players Barça seeks to part ways with will either be unwanted in the market or unwilling to leave; those they wish to keep will be reluctant to accept lower wages.

Jordi Alba falls neatly in the latter category. The Spaniard is adamant on keeping his salary as is, despite all the outside influence geared at pushing him to reduce it.

The four captains each set a precedent by cutting their wages in half for the betterment of the club, but Alba, rebellious, refuses to.

Naturally, as was reported by Catalan journalist Gerard Romero during his Twitch stream, there are people … Read the rest

Video: Arsenal target Houssem Aouar shows his class for Lyon as he starts and finishes a move to score vs Sporting CP

Arsenal spent a lot of last summer trying to decide between Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey, and in the end it was Partey who ended up at The Emirates.

Interestingly the two could play as a pairing next season, with Football.London confirming that Arsenal are still looking to sign the Lyon star.

He was in action for Lyon in a game against Sporting CP tonight, and there’s so much to like about this goal:

Pictures from Canal +

So many midfielders just sit back and admire the first pass that he makes to start the attack, but he’s instantly on the move and arrives in the box to finish it off with a lovely calm finish.

That roaming ability could bring something new to Arsenal next season and it could work beautifully if Partey is there to sit and protect, so the fans must be hoping that they push ahead … Read the rest

Story: Barcelona signed misfit midfielder because of ‘constant pressure’ from Messi and Suarez

With the dust settling on the controversial reign of Josep Maria Bartomeu as the president of Barcelona, interesting information with regard to the club and its running during his tenure is starting to surface.

A report from SPORT has shed light on the circumstances in which Barcelona signed Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.

In what was perhaps the Catalans’ most ill-fated signing of the Bartomeu era, Coutinho joined from the Premier League giants in a club-record deal worth £142 million in January 2018. After a brief spell of promise early in his tenure, the Brazilian has been on a downward spiral since.

Indeed, Coutinho never really looked capable of hitting the heights that he did with Liverpool, forcing Barca to ship him out on loan for the 2019/20 season. Upon return, there were glimpses of promise, but those came few and far between before an injury ended his 2020/21 campaign prematurely.… Read the rest

Euro giants will make another offer next week as Man United make their demands clear

Diogo Dalot does look like a good fit for Man United as an attacking alternative to Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back, but it’s clear that Solskjaer doesn’t fancy him and a summer departure does look like the most probable outcome.

He was impressive during a loan spell with AC Milan last season as he played in 21 Serie A games and Milan earned Champions League football next year, but reaching an agreement to bring him back has been tough.

Calciomercato have reported on the latest with Milan’s interest, and it appears that another bid is expected next week.

It appears that Milan are hopeful of bringing him back on another loan with an option to make it permanent, but United have made it clear what their demands are.

They want a loan fee of around €4m and then there would also be an obligation to make it permanent in the summer … Read the rest

Koeman and Depay speak following Barcelona 3-1 Girona

Barcelona faced Girona in their second pre-season friendly. The Catalans won the game 3-1, with goals coming from Rey Minaj, Gerard Piqué, and Memphis Depay – who made his debut.

Ronald Koeman was satisfied with the game, saying: “I’m quite satisfied with how we played. Some players came back from holidays and I’m happy with the physical state of the players.”

“Depay was excellent. He has a great personality and we know that he is a great deal and a special player. He always scores goals and this is positive, not only Memphis, we have Griezmann who performed well too.”

Koeman also commented when asked what he thinks of Griezmann handing the penalty over to Depay:

“It is good, it means a lot to the coach, and this indicates the good spirit of the team. There are new players in the team and they have to adapt and such things Read the rest