Spanish Football Club FC Barcelona has "beaten" Real Madrid in the signing of Portuguese International midfielder ANDRE GOMES. The 22 year old Valencia CF player will change for Barça after the latter forks out 35M€ in an initial transfer fee. However, the figure is more likely to rise to 70M€ after you add a further 20M€ in variables plus a further 15M€ in individual-collective objetives. 

But there is more, Valencia CF wants on top one of the following players: Montoya, Tello & Samper either in property or loans.

Big money for a player which ended up a substitute in the Portugal team during the Euro 2016 Championship. The real value is in the players age, 22 years & scope for further growth. The idea is to slowly take over from Iniesta who is maturing & will be rested more in coming seasons.


FC Barcelona is back to action with pre-season training & has already announced signings: Denis Suarez, Umtiti & Digne. Barcelona is looking to further sign a midfielder & a foward, with Gameiro & Vietto sounding for this last position.

Until then, Sports papers are currently speculating on the FC Barcelona team for season 2016- 2017, specially the multiple combinations of players in each field position.

FC Barcelona 2016-2017

There are up to five names for each position, a possibility that very few World Football Clubs can afford or have. The competition for a regular place is maximum, while Coach Luis Enrique can stay comfortable thinking about handling the long season ahead. A season which includes local & European competitions.

Until the start of Liga on the 21st of August, FC Barcelona can still announce new incorporations to their star studded squad.

Stay tuned.


The Footballers in the running for the 2015-2016 "UEFA Best Player in Europe Award" ten-man short-list was announced today. They are:

Top 10 Candidates UEFA Player of the Year 2015-16

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid & Wales)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus & Italy) 
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid & France)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid & Germany)
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona & Argentina)
Thomas Müller (Bayern München & Germany)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern München & Germany)
Pepe (Real Madrid & Portugal)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal)
Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona & Uruguay)

Seven of the Top 10 play in Spanish Football, with Real Madrid having 4 candidates, Barça has 2 & Atletico Madrid 1 candi-tate. 

Sports journalists from each of UEFA's 55 member associations provided a list of their five best-ranked players, with the first receiving five points, the second four and so on. The ten players with the most points advance to the second vote, which will determine the three finalists to be named on 5 August. The jury will then cast their votes for the outright winner, which will be announced during the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on 25 August.


Spanish Football Club Sevilla FC has paid 10M€ for Brazilian International Ganso.

The new Liga signing Ganso of 26 years of age midfielder is an express request from new Chilean Coach Sampaoli. In his long career in Brazil he has played 87 matches for Santos: where he has scored 15 goals and with 19 assists, while he has played 221 games for Sao Paulo: with 24 goals and 49 assists.

New Sevilla FC player

It is the 6th signing by Sevilla FC for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Ganso will travel soon to Sevilla to pass all the compulsory medical tests and sign with his new Club, to later join the team in the 'pre-season stage' in Germany.

Paulo Henrique Ganso, signs a five-year contract with Sevilla FC.


Brazilian 19 year old International Footballer Gabriel Jesus is closer to being a new player of Real Madrid according to latest Soccer rumour. Alexandre Mattos, Football Director of Brazilian Football Club Palmeiras is currently Madrid, according to Brazil Sports paper "Globoesporte". 


The intention of Palmeiras is to talk with Real Madrid, furthering the distance with the other interested Spanish Club FC Barcelona. Real Madrid has intervened in the middle of the negotiation operation with Barça & seems to have gotten the upper-hand.

There are four Clubs - Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Manchester ​​United and Bayern Munich - fighting it out with a 24 million euros price tag which will rise in coming days. 

The transfer operation is very complex. The player's rights are scattered between agents which have 55% palyers shares, 15% goes to the player and the Club has 30%. This means that an additional 10M€ will need to be considered on top of the estimated 25M€ transfer price. Plus the player desires to be allowed on loan to Palmeiras a further year & half after signing.

Will Real Madrid finally be the winner? Stay tuned!

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