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Top Spanish outlet Barcelona have been named as the second best employers in football going by wages they pay to their players.
English Football giant Manchester United are the number one side according to latest reports from the global sports salaries survey. The survey – published by Sporting Intelligence – employs the reported salaries of over 10,000 sportsmen at 333 teams.
Yerry Mina is not such a well-known free-agent player in comparison to others that are out there available to be signed but it seems like he has gathered enough attention for Barcelona as it’s believed that they have already pre-signed the 22 years old Colombian who is currently performing for Palmeiras.
Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has rubbished the legacies of former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.
The Danish goalkeeper felt the Spaniard was “lucky” at Barcelona, and “boring” at Bayern Munich.
Barcelona started their defence of the league title with an extremely comfortable 6-2 win over Real Betis at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona suffered a shock thrashing at the hands of Liverpool in a pre-season friendly game and manager Luis Enrique admitted that it clearly was not the team’s best day.
Manchester City confirmed that it has defeated Spanish giant Barcelona in the race to sign Benjamin Garre, the grandson of Oscar Garre who won the World Cup back in 1986.
Pep Guardiola is excited to sign the very talented player who has been making waves. The Spanish tactician signed the rising youngster from Velez Sarsfield, according to reports from Goal.
Even though he came through the ranks at Espanyol, Marc Bartra was completely accepted as one of their own by Barcelona supporters.
This was one of the few occasions in which this event has happened. It was highly anticipated that Bartra would go on to become one of the finest in the Barcelona ranks. However, he has surprised many by completing a move to Borussia Dortmund at the end of the 2015-16 season.Bartra has just brought an end to 6 years at the Camp Nou as a first-team player.
Luis Enrique was extremely happy with the way Barcelona returned to their ruthless effectiveness in the 8-0 win over Deportivo la Coruna.
The game was always expected to be an easy one for the Catalan club. However, cause for concern was raised a few days ago after the club suffered a shock loss against Valencia. This was the third consecutive defeat for Barcelona and this phenomenon has not taken place for more than a decade. Suddenly, Barcelona looked like a shadow of the team that went on an unbeaten run of 39 games before it was finally broken by Real Madrid winning at the Camp Nou.
Fortunately for the supporters of Birmingham City, Gary Rowett announced his desire to stay with the Football League Championship club on a long term basis and this is excellent news for everyone who wants to see the English outfit excel with positive results.
When Gary Rowett took control of Birmingham City on October 27 of 2015 and he has guided the club from the bottom of the League Championship to the top spots of the league and are in a comfortable position of snatching a playoff position with a possibility of getting promoted to the Premier League.