Ousmane Dembélé has found a coach in Koeman who likes fast wingers and takes care of them with professionals in strength and injury prevention work. There’s a lot of competition, but Dembélé is ready.
The Suárez operation has entered its key week. There will be a meeting between lawyers, while everyone in Italy see his move to Juventus as very complicated. Suárez plays hardball and wants to charge the remaining year of his contract. Now he has ruled out Juventus! He cannot achieve dual Italian nationality before October 6th.
Barça are considering to banish Suarez to the stands for the remainder of his term if an agreement for a departure cannot be struck, although Koeman would have the final say on how to handle the situation if Suarez ends up staying.
Frenkie de Jong’s new position in a double pivot system, more similar to the one he played at Ajax and with his national team, was one of the tactical tweaks that Koeman wanted to implement since his arrival at Barça.
Barcelona aren’t considering to send Pedri out on loan. The 17-year-old is ready for anything. He will fight to have as many minutes as possible, even though the competition is tough.
Pedri is impressing Koeman and his staff. There are aspects that need to be worked on, such as his physicality, but the coaching staff is looking out for him. Pedri will get a first team number in the coming days.
OFFICIAL: Matheus Fernandes has suffered an elongation in the femoral biceps of his right thigh. The evolution of the recovery will mark his availability onto the pitch.
Carles Aleñá can do what Arthur did, and more. Ronald Koeman played the La Masia graduate in the number 6 position against Nástic, and the player showed that he can position himself well, track back, scan the field, invent and create.
Vidal’s trip to Milan is delayed. Godín’s termination problems prevent Vidal from traveling to close his operation.
Barcelona have a verbal agreement with Eric Garcia and he will only leave City to return home. The first bid was €10M, but City says that they won’t sell the player for less than €25M. There is still a long way.
KOEMAN’S STATEMENT ON NEW INCOMINGS
Koeman: “First, we have to sell before Depay comes.” Regarding Messi, he assured that “what happened was a conflict between Messi and the club. I have spoken with Messi and we will continue as always.”
If Semedo leaves, for whom his agent Jorge Mendes has brought in an offer, Barça has two options to cover his position: Héctor Bellerín and, preferably, Sergiño Dest (19), an Ajax player whom Koeman knows perfectly.
Barcelona have rejected a €40M bid from Leicester City for their young startlet Trincão. They intend to keep him at the club for the upcoming season.-FabrizioRomano.