Barca accelerate their degreasing operation
President Joan Laporta promised and it’s done. FC Barcelona has its first summer recruits. The Ivorian international Franck Kessie signed this afternoon a contract until 2026 and Andreas Christensen was also made official. On the starting side, the French defender Clement Lenglet would soon leave the Blaugranas. According Sporthe would join Tottenham in the form of a loan with an option to buy around €10m. Memphis Depaywhich no longer fits into Xavi’s plans, would also interest Spurs, however Sevilla FC would also be in the know in the event that the transfer of Jules Kounde would see the light of day on the Catalan horizon. The club wants to see Samuel Umtiti. The 2018 world champion may find his ex-coach from Lyon to Rennes: Bruno Genesio. Ousmane Dembele who was announced for a long time on the departure seems to have reached an agreement with the Spanish club to extend. It’s the same for Frankie de Jong that we thought for a long time at Manchester United but the Dutch midfielder should stay according to President Laporta who does not want to see his player leave.
Rabiot is not PSG’s priority
Whereas yesterday the Italian press evoked a possible return ofAdrien Rabiot at Paris Saint-Germain, today the reality seems quite different. According to our information, the former Parisian would not be part of the club’s plans at all. After Vitinhathe real priority in the midfield is none other than Lille Renato Sanches. PSG also wants to get rid of several players (Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera and Leandro Paredes). According to our information Colin Dagba will soon join Racing Club de Strasbourg on loan.
Officials of the day
Manchester City have registered a new recruit of choice! The Skyblues have announced the arrival of Kalvin Phillips. The English midfielder is transferred against a check for 57 M€ and he has signed up for 6 seasons with the Mancunian club. He will wear number 4. João Palhinha signed with Fulham! He is now linked to the English club for 5 years, his transfer is estimated at 22 M€. Finally, the City Football Group bought a new club! And this time it’s in Italy, with a historic team that plays in Serie B, since it’s Palermo. The group has now become the majority shareholder with 80% of the shares of the Sicilian club.
We are delighted to announce the signing of @Kalvinphillips we have a six-year deal 🤩
— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 4, 2022
𝐘𝐀 𝐄𝐒 𝐎𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 😏
Welcome, Kessie! 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/krRClEwPIk
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) July 4, 2022