Barca, Man City win transfer window; Ronaldo, Leicester biggest losers

The summer transfer window has been incredible, as the top clubs around Europe spent millions to try to strengthen their sides. 2 Related According to Transfermarkt, clubs across the English Premier League spent a colossal €2.24 billion during the window — the most ever — and there were some huge moves, including Antony (€95m to … Read more

LaLiga Confidential: ESPN asks players about life and football

Our first LaLiga Confidential focused on the players and their off-field pursuits. You’ll enjoy the results. Gabriel Meza The 2022-23 LaLiga season arrived on Friday (Stream LIVE games and replays on ESPN+ in the U.S.), so what better time to see how the players are feeling about soccer in Spain and much, much more? Having done … Read more

Man Utd at disaster’s door, Chelsea-Spurs gets feisty, Madrid rally while Barca sputter

With Spain’s LaLiga and Italy’s Serie A kicking off this weekend, all of Europe’s major football leagues are back in action. And even though the seasons are barely underway in leagues such as England’s Premier League and the Germany’s Bundesliga, there already has been plenty of drama and storylines. ESPN correspondents Rob Dawson, Alex Kirkland, … Read more

Xavi wants Barca to ‘correct mistakes’ after Rayo draw | The Express Tribune

MADRID: Barcelona were held 0-0 by Rayo Vallecano in their opening game of the La Liga season and had captain Sergio Busquets sent off late on. The Catalans had 21 shots on goal and the majority of possession at the Camp Nou but were unable to break the deadlock. Barca boss Xavi started close-season signings … Read more

Xavi after Barca draw: We need more signings

Xavi Hernandez says Barcelona still need to strengthen their squad after opening the season with a disappointing goalless draw against Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou on Saturday. Barca handed debuts to four of their five summer signings against Rayo, with Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Andreas Christensen all starting. Franck Kessie came on in the second … Read more

Barcelona finally register Lewandowski, new recruits | The Express Tribune

BARCELONA: Barcelona managed to register new signings Robert Lewandowski, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen and Raphinha on Friday in time for their Liga opener against RayoVallecano on Saturday. However, French defender Jules Kounde remains unregistered with La Liga. Barcelona have spent 153 million euros on transfer fees alone to strengthen their squad, with Lewandowski the most … Read more

Barca sell $103m of assets in race to register stars

6:29 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona have sold a further 24.5% of Barca Studios to Orpheus Media for €100 million in a bid to register all their new signings for Saturday’s LaLiga game against Rayo Vallecano. Barca have seven players unregistered heading into the first game of the season, but sources say they … Read more

‘Out of hospital’: Lewy marks new post-Messi era

Barcelona president Joan Laporta said the club are “out of the hospital” in terms of their financial situation as the LaLiga giants unveiled striker Robert Lewandowski at the Camp Nou in front of 57,300 fans. Lionel Messi departed Barcelona due to financial problems exactly one year to the day that the club presented Europe’s two-time … Read more

Transfer Talk: Barca, Arsenal circling Raphinha as Leeds hold out for £75m

The summer transfer window is here, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, of course, done deals! TOP STORY: Barca, Arsenal circling Raphinha There has been plenty of speculation over the future of Leeds United winger Raphinha, and … Read more