Josep Maria Bartomeu
- Date of Birth: 6 February 1963
- Birthplace: Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Barcelona chose Ousmane Dembele OVER Kylian Mbappe back in 2017, reveals former president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who blames coaching staff for ill-fated £124m transfer because they wanted someone who’d ‘open up the pitch’
. Coutinho came because Iniesta was going. He was the best in the Premier League. Dembele came because of Neymar's departure.' Dembele is
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The reason why there is "but" in the headline is because even though Georginio Wijnaldum is the target that Barcelona's board of directors should aim to sign; simply to follow Ronald Koeman's requests, the board members at Barça who are willing to sign Thiago Alcántara are seven years late on their decision to give him a chance at Barcelona.
Barcelona will not make a move for Neymar in the January transfer window, despite missing out on re-signing the Brazilian international during the summer. The Paris St Germain striker is unhappy at the Ligue 1 side and has been constantly linked with a return to his former club.
Barcelona are amongst the teams weighing up a move for Atletico Madrid's wantaway forward Antoine Griezmann. The French international, who has repeatedly stated that he is happy at Atletico, has informed his agent to help push through a deal to a bigger team.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has suggested that Manchester United are not looking at the prospect of offloading Paul Pogba in the January transfer window.
Barcelona are reported to have agreed on a £100m package to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid at the end of the season. The France international has been a credible performer for Atleti in recent years but he is said to be keen on a fresh challenge prior to this summer's World Cup.
La Masia is the former home of the legendary FC Barcelona youth academy, where the club’s future prodigies would practice together, live together and develop their budding football abilities under the beating fury of the Catalonian sun.
Jose Mourinho is believed to be a big fan of the Barcelona left-back and is determined to bring him to Old Trafford next season.
The Catalan club are reportedly losing patience with Bellerin and wants the defender to facilitate transfer proceedings by handing in a transfer request to Arsenal.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu hints that manager Luis Enrique will be rewarded with a fresh deal in the coming months.
Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has denied claims linking the La Liga Champions with a summer move for Manchester City's star striker Sergio Aguero.
Premier League clubs Chelsea and Liverpool are set to walk on a path of disappointment in their pursuit of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, reports the Daily Star.Barcelona’s Vice President Josep Maria Bartomeu denied claims of the Chilean International Sanchez leaving the Nou Camp this summer.
Bartomeu said: "Alexis is not for sale. We trust in his ability. It has long been speculated that he may leave, but not since he arrived at the club have we received a proposal. He will continue with us. We are pleased with his performances and we will not make him available in the transfer market."
Sanchez arrived at the Catalan club during the 2011 summer transfer window from Serie A outfit Udinese after loan spells at Chilean club Colo-Colo and Argentine giants River Plate earlier in his career at the Italian club.
Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has reaffirmed the club's stance over Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas deaing another to Manchester United's hopes of signing him.
Barcelona representative Josep Maria Bartomeu has hinted that a deal to bring Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas is finally nearing completion, admitting that there are complications but the deal should go through as planned before August 30th.