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Lionel Messi reveals chances of him leaving Barcelona after Eric Abidal bust-up

Posted Saturday, February 22, 2020 by hits

Lionel Messi has scored 19 goals for Barcelona this season (Image: GETTY ) Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi has revealed he will not leave the club in the summer transfer window Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has vowed that he has no plans to leave the club despite speculation over his future after admitting he ‘felt attacked’ over a public row with the sporting director Eric Abida...Full Story »

MAN NOU Man Utd ready to land Lionel Messi in incredible free transfer as star’s row over Abidal interview turns sour

Posted Friday, February 07, 2020 by hits

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner is rumoured to be unsettled at the Nou Camp after a training ground bust-up and social media row - and could leave on a free transfer at the end of the season. Messi is reportedly frustrated at Barcelona Credit: Getty Images - Getty Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could sensationally link up with Messi next season Credit: Reuters A reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester...Full Story »

Barcelona in crisis: Messi - Abidal row highlights growing fractures at Camp Nou

Posted Thursday, February 06, 2020 by Goal.com91 hits

Quique Setien found it hard to believe he was walking in to a club sitting top of La Liga. He is beginning to see why. “I wake up every day and say ‘Jesus Christ!’,” Setien joked happily, shortly after joining. He says it with a different inflection now. Other clubs have ‘banter eras’, where fans compile the team’s gaffes over a decade or so into a h...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona - Barcelona boss Setien not interested in Messi-Abidal spat

Posted Thursday, February 06, 2020 by PA56 hits

Barcelona manager Quique Setien believes there are problems at clubs all round the world in response to Lionel Messi’s row with Eric Abidal.Club director Abidal claimed in a Spanish newspaper that a number of Barcelona players were not working hard enough under Ernesto Valverde, who was sacked last month.But in a lengthy Instagram post, Messi, who played alongside Abidal, took aim at his f...Full Story »

Eric Abidal confirms Barcelona are interested in Lautaro Martinez as a Luis Suarez replacement

Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com67 hits

Barcelona's technical director Eric Abidal has openly admitted the club are looking for a striker and that Lautaro Martinez is a target. Luis Suarez has been at Barcelona for five years, scoring 137 goals during that time. But the Uruguayan turns 33 in January and the club are making preparations to replace him at the spearhead of their attack. Suarez recently publicly acknowledged the fac...Full Story »

Barcelona chief Abidal made check on Napoli pair Fabian Ruiz and Koulibaly

Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com66 hits

Barcelona chief Eric Abidal was in Italy over the weekend on a scouting mission. Mundo Deportivo says Abidal was in the stands to see Napoli's comfortable 4-1 win over Lecce. And the subject of the Frenchman's interest was Napoli pair Fabian Ruiz and Kalidou Koulibaly. Both midfielder Ruiz and defender Koulibaly are high on the shopping list of Barca. However, any January move is unlikely ...Full Story »

Barcelona's Abidal wooing Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by ESPN121 hits

Catalunya Radio show "El Club de la Mitjanit" ran a report saying that Barcelona's director of football, Eric Abidal, has met with Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt ahead of a potential move. The former France international made the trip to Amsterdam to woo the Dutch defender, in an attempt to move to the front of the queue as an increasing number of clubs eye the 19-year-old. The Catalans a...Full Story »

Court to reopen the Abidal liver transplant case

Posted Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Marca.com101 hits

After having further investigated the case of Eric Abidal's liver transplant, the prosecution is set to reopen legal proceedings. The Office of the Prosecutor has observed indications of crimes of organ trafficking and false documents and the judge has already informed the parties that have been involved. Gerard Armand, cousin and donor of Abidal, will be interrogated and asked to undergo fo...Full Story »

Rosell denies having intervened in the liver transplant of Abidal

Posted Sunday, July 08, 2018 by Marca.com103 hits

A statement has been issued by former Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell, in which he denies having influenced the liver transplant of Eric Abidal. Sandro Rosell's statement 1. "I categorically deny the conclusions that have been drawn from an interested filtration of a telephone conversation related to the transplant of Eric Abidal, a process in which I have not intervened in any way." 2...Full Story »

Abidal: Barcelona cannot let Pedro leave

Posted Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Goal.com167 hits

The former defender is to be installed as the club's sporting director if Joan Laporta wins the election and he stressed that the winger must remain at Camp Nou Barcelona cannot afford to let long-serving winger Pedro leave the club this summer, according to Eric Abidal. The winger, who has been at the Barca since 2004, signed a contract extension with the club in April that ties him to the ...Full Story »

Abidal hints at Messi departure

Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by Marca.com168 hits

Eric Abidal, who is close friends with Leo Messi, has got the rumour mill turning by hinting that the Argentine may consider leaving Barca in the summer. "He's won everything at Barcelona and so he might be interested in the challenge of winning trophies at another club", the recently retired Frenchman told Telefoot. The former defender didn't leave it at that, either, going on to suggest Pa...Full Story »

Messi is not a machine, but he is a phenomenon - Abidal

Posted Friday, February 13, 2015 by Goal.com123 hits

The former defender believes Barcelona thrive when the Argentine is on top form and hinted he could return to Camp Nou in a non-playing capacity Lionel Messi “is not a machine” but he remains a phenomenon, says his former Barcelona team-mate Eric Abidal. The French defender spent six years playing at Camp Nou with the Argentine before leaving for Monaco in 2013, while Messi has r...Full Story »

Abidal calls it a day

Posted Saturday, December 20, 2014 by Marca.com178 hits

Eric Abidal has called a press conference today in which he will communicate his decision to hang up his boots. The Frenchman, who started this season off at Olympiacos, has only played in 10 games with the Greek set-up. Unhappy with the level of Greek football, Abidal has decided that enough is enough. He will now return to Barcelona, where he played for six seasons, to accept the club's off...Full Story »

Nasri, Clichy and Abidal dropped from France squad

Posted Friday, February 28, 2014 by YAHOO Sport115 hits

Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Eric Abidal have been left out of France's 24-man squad to face Netherlands next Wednesday. Didier Deschamps has opted to ring the changes, with the uncapped pair of Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Digne handed call-ups, along with Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, who could win just his second cap. France squad: Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Stephane Ruffi...Full Story »

Thiago Silva: Abidal is the best defender in the world

Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by YAHOO Sport169 hits

Paris Saint-Germain center back Thiago Silva believes that Monaco counterpart Eric Abidal is the best defender in the world. The veteran France international was not offered a new contract by Barcelona over the summer, so he returned to the Stade Louis II, where he started his career, and promptly managed win back his place in the Bleus' setup. Thiago Silva has been impressed by Abidal's for...Full Story »

Falcao will stay at Monaco - Abidal

Posted Monday, December 09, 2013 by Goal.com185 hits

The injured Colombian was absent from Stade Louis II on Sunday as his side secured a 1-0 win over Ajaccio but the former Barcelona man insists he is happy to stay at the club Eric Abidal has moved to quash rumours surrounding Radamel Falcao's future after Monaco's 1-0 victory over Ajaccio. The Colombian was missing from Claudio Ranieri's squad due to a thigh injury but was not even in the st...Full Story »

Dani Alves confirms Abidal liver gesture

Posted Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by Goal.com189 hits

The Brazil full-back says he would have done anything to help his former team-mate as he struggled with health problems Dani Alves has confirmed he offered to donate parts of his liver to Eric Abidal during the Monaco star's battle with cancer. The pair formed a firm friendship while they played alongside one another at Barcelona and Abidal recently revealed that the Brazilian had made the u...Full Story »

Abidal: Alves offered me his liver

Posted Monday, September 16, 2013 by Goal.com233 hits

The left back shed light on just how close his relationship is with the Brazilian, while also admitting that Pep Guardiola tried to take him to Bayern Munich Eric Abidal has revealed that good friend and ex-Barcelona teammate Dani Alves offered to give him his liver prior to his transplant. The pair built up a special friendship during their time at Camp Nou and the Brazilian has ditched his...Full Story »

Abidal: "I have no problem with anyone at Barcelona"

Posted Monday, September 16, 2013 by Marca.com137 hits

Eric Abidal has stressed that the row that erupted after his interview with 'L'Equipe', in which he said Barcelona had failed to pay him while he was ill, was all one big misunderstanding. Speaking to 'Catalunya Radio', the French defender sought to draw a line under the issue: "What Barça believes and says is true, and the same goes for me. I have no problems with anyone – not wit...Full Story »

Alves upset by Abidal 'mistreatment'

Posted Thursday, August 08, 2013 by Foxsports.com181 hits

Barcelona defender Dani Alves is annoyed by the club's decision to release Eric Abidal in the summer after battling his way back from cancer. Abidal underwent a liver transplant in March 2012, spent a year in recovery and made his comeback for Barcelona towards the end of last season. However, the Frenchman was then deemed to be excess to the Barcelona squad and was promptly released by the...Full Story »

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