Blaugrana Blitz: Transfer rumours, Pique Paddling & More

Pre-season fever is upon us, the schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 24 July 2012  vs Hamburg SV

Saturday 28 July 2012 vs  Raja Club Athletic 

Tuesday 31 July 2012 vs Espanyol

Saturday 4 August 2012 vs PSG

Wednesday 8 August vs Manchester United

  • Cristian Tello, whose contract with the Blaugranas expires in June 2013 is reportedly being tracked by Atletico Madrid and Liverpool and Ajax. Ajax are apparently planning a raid of Barcelona’s youngesters with interest also in Isaac Cuenca, Gerard Deulofeu and Marc Muniesa. Muniesa is close to an exchange deal with Ajax. Barcelona, from the recomendation Cryuff.

Muniesa to Ajax?

  • Now that Thiago Silva has been sold by AC Milan to PSG (along with Ibrahimovic) reported FC Barcelona targets:

1) Lugano (PSG, 5M) Center back

2) Borja Valero (Villarreal, 10M) Center midfielder

3) Bruno (Villarreal ,10M) Center midfielder

4) Nilmar (Villarreal 8M) Forward

5) Klose (Lazio, 2-3M) Forward

    •  While talk of who the Ballon d’Or begins, Lionel Messi has scooped his first award of the season. ESPN announced he is the Best International Athlete of 2012 at their ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly  Awards)
    • Messi pulls one over his arch rival Ronaldo

So after Victor Valdes tried his hand with  SUP (or Stand Up Paddle Surfing), Gerard Pique and girlfriend Shakira have been their last few days of holiday together by indulging in the sport:

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