Barcelona in race with Real Betis for €14 million target. According to reports, Barcelona will join Real Betis in the pursuit of Giovani Lo Celso, a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur.
According to BolaVIP (via BarcaUniversal), Barca’s interest in Lo Celso has returned as they attempt to bolster the purchase of midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. However, they are up against his old team Betis.
Lo Celso’s future at Tottenham is in doubt as he makes a season-long loan back to Villarreal. Ange Postecoglou, the new manager of the Lilywhites, is not too keen on keeping the Argentine on the team.
Lo Celso, 27, is up for sale from the Premier League’s powerhouses and may return permanently to La Liga. During the just-completed season, the midfielder made 22 appearances in the Spanish league and contributed to five goals.
Lo Celso, who is worth €14 million, has two years left on his Spurs contract. Such a charge would seem to be too difficult for Barcelona, who are still dealing with financial issues.
According to reports, the Argentine wanted to show himself at Tottenham, but new boss Ange Postecoglou isn’t considering him for the upcoming campaign. After moving to the north Londoners for €32 million from Betis in 2020, he was underwhelmed.
Barcelona sends birthday greetings to Lionel Messi:
In 2021, Lionel Messi left the Camp Nou with sadness.
On Saturday, June 24, Lionel Messi, a legend at Barcelona, turns 36. The Argentine legend played at Camp Nou for 16 incredibly successful seasons before leaving in 2021.
Messi played 778 times with the Blaugrana, scoring 672 goals and dishing out 303 assists. He captured seven Copa del Rey, 10 La Liga, and four Champions League championships. Barcelona sent out a tweet to celebrate the birthday of their legendary forward. They uploaded a video with the caption: “His best times with us.”
“Happy birthday, Leo Messi!”
The legendary Argentine was frequently mentioned about a summertime comeback to Barcelona. After his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired, he decided to sign with MLS team Inter Miami.
Nevertheless, Barca has stated that they will pay tribute to Messi. According to reports, the homage has been approved by both President Joan Laporta and the late forward’s father, Jorge.
Messi declined the chance to return to the Blaugrana because of their financial circumstances. He questioned if they would be able to sign him and retain the first-team players he didn’t want to be a burden to.
Now moving to DRV PNK Stadium, the Argentine will make history as the largest signing in MLS. He might play against Cruz Azul on July 21 in his Inter Miami debut.
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