It has been confirmed by the president of Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu that Luis Enrique is interested and attempting to sign another attacking powerhouse to the team and this new player might be signed within the upcoming few weeks when the winter transfer window opens.
Barcelona was fined by FIFA and not allowed to make any transfers for an entire year due to inconsistencies that were found in some of their previous signings but this sanction will be reaching it’s end in January of 2016 and the Spanish club will be able to add new players.
Lionel Messi was often spoken as the driving force behind Barcelona’s success in the last five years, but it is seems that the club are finally moving away from depending heavily on the Argentine.
Barcelona’s election is scheduled to take place on July 16 and the former president of the Spanish club Joan Laporta announced his intention to make a return and take charge of Barcelona just how he used to starting from 2003 until 2010.
Joan Laporta says that he is now more experienced and prepared than ever before.
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has managed to cement himself in his role after guiding the club to the quarter-finals of the Champions League by overcoming Manchester City.
Former boss Gerardo Martino failed at the quarter-final stage last season. After having recently retaken the lead in the la Liga, Barcelona will be facing Paris St Germain in the quarter-finals of the European competition. It will be one the toughest tests for the Catalan club, as PSG look very much improved compared to recent years. They have just knocked out Chelsea before reaching this stage.
The media always seem to exaggerate things concerning certain clubs and players in the world of football and this is especially true when it comes to C.Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
A few months ago C.Ronaldo stated that he misses Manchester United and the Premier League club still has an important place in his heart as it was the place where he managed to become a superstar before he went on to join Real Madrid.
When that interview was over, news and reports started spreading around saying that C.Ronaldo could be making his return to the English club which was completely false.
The Champions League draw was completed and Barcelona was pitted against the English team Manchester City in what is expected to be one of the most exciting and thrilling matches in these next stages of the European tournament.
Luis Enrique believes that Manchester City was one of the toughest opponents that they could have been drawn against and he is well aware of the threat that the Premier Leagueclub represents but Enrique thinks that Barcelona should be able to come out on top with a victory if they play well.
Barcelona remains in tip top form as the club has managed to score 19 goals in the opening 7 Spanish League matches in this season and is located at the top of the standings. The attacking duo consisting of Lionel Messi and Neymar struggled to score goals in the previous season but things have turned around for the Brazilian and Argentinean players who are the main goal-scoring machines for the team of Luis Enrique and things will only get better when Luis Suarez makes his official debut within one week.
Gerardo Martino believes that being the coach of a player like Lionel Messi is quite tough.
According to Martino, each and every performance of Messi, be it at the club or at the international level, is analyzed to the core and the coach is always asked questions.
Martino has worked with Messi for a season at Camp Nou and even though, he is not associated with the Blaugrana any more, he will continue working with the star forward as he has taken charge of the Argentina national team now.
Barcelona start the new campaign hoping to reclaim the league title with a home match against Elche. However, new manager Luis Enrique will be without star summer signing Luis Suarez since the forward is suspended until the end of October. Enrique has previously been disappointing in his managerial jobs, but there is confidence within Barcelona that he will be a success at the Catalan outfit since he knows the club from the top to bottom. Enrique came through the ranks at Barcelona and went on to captain the club during an immensely successful period.
Luis Suarez has always wanted to play for Barcelona, according to his former team mate Gabri Garcia who went on to add that he would jump at the chance if the club came calling.
Gabri, who himself played for the Catalan giants between 1999 and 2006 after coming through the youth ranks at the club is close friends with the Liverpool striker and his family after spending four years with him at Ajax Amsterdam after he was sold by his boyhood club.