Ernesto Valverde demands more from Antoine Griezmann. Barcelona owner Ernesto Valverde said Antoine Griezmann should be more involved after a quiet start to his new club against Athletic Bilbao on Friday.France International had just a few goals during the 90 minutes, and Valverde offered his thoughts after the defeat.
“If he is close to the box he can finish, he moves well, but you have to dominate the game for that to happen,” he said.
“Keeping him on the left side, we knew he would look for the goal, but we have a left-back and players who can take over the game.
“We expect a lot from all the players and will have to see more of them in the game.”
Griezmann was not the only player who failed to shine due to the extremely poor performance shown by the Spanish champions on Friday night. He struggled in the attack without the injured Lionel Messi and also lost to Luis Suarez due to injury in the first half.
We round the front and back pages across Europe, as Saturday once again sees the transfer rumor mill crank in gear.
The Premier League window has already closed, but Manchester United and Manchester City are still in the news.
After going head to head for Harry Maguire, the two Manchester clubs are reportedly eyeing Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
This rumor will never go away.
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According to the Daily Mail, Sancho will leave Dortmund at the end of the season as rivals United and City battle for England.
Sancho was reportedly on United’s goal list during the off-season, but Dortmund were not ready to sell their 19-year-old star.
English talent has developed since Premier League champions City joined Dortmund in 2017, and the Daily Mail claim that the Bundesliga club is already seeking a replacement.
Inter are contemplating a move for Man United’s Alexis Sanchez after the disappearance of Edin Dzeko, Gianlucadimarzio.com reports. Bosnian striker Dezeko signed a new contract with Roma and Inter, now looking for options, including Sanchez, free agent Fernando Llorente, intrachat Frankfurt star Ante Rebic and Arcadius Milic, who were linked to Mauro Icardi Can be used in a swap.
– According to le10sport, Ajax, AC Milan and Lily are among clubs interested in Barcelona defender Jean-Claire Todibo. The 19-year-old came from Toulouse in January.
– Brescia has offered former Juventus and Italy midfielder Claudio Marchicio a two-year deal, reports Sky Sport Italia and other outlets in the country. Marchicio is a free agent after leaving Zenit and may be joined by 33-year-old Mario Balotelli in Brescia.
– The game claims Barcelona are set to sell midfielder Arturo Vidal for € 20million as the Chile international is linked with Inter and a reunion with former Juve boss Antonio Conte continues.
– According to Corriere dello Sport, Nazoli and Juve are the only options for Inter Outcast Icardi after the Roma renovation of Dejeco.
According to reports, James Rodriguez cannot leave Real Madrid following Eden Hazard’s injury. James was tipped to join Napoli or Atlético Madrid, but the Colombian star is in Madrid’s squad for their LaLiga opener at Celta Vigo on Saturday.Read more