It isn't controversial to say that Martin Montoya's departure from Barcelona for Internazionale on Friday passed with minimal fuss.
The shadow of Dani Alves has blocked the younger right-back's path to the Blaugrana first 11 for a couple of years now, and when a reunion with his old Barca B boss Luis Enrique still wasn't enough to push him up the club's pecking order, it felt like the final nail in the player's coffin had been hammered home.
Montoya's tale is a cautionary but familiar one,...
Marc Bartra said he considered leaving Barcelona last season but is now ready to fight for his place.
Spain international Bartra made only 14 La Liga appearances for the Spanish champions last season and he confirmed to Radio Marca last month that the release clause in his contract had dropped to €12 million due to his lack of games.
However, the 24-year-old centre-back has told Sport he is now willing to fight to show Luis Enrique his worth.
"The end of the season was hard, because at...
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique asked the club to sign Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid, presidential candidate Josep Maria Bartomeu has said.
Bartomeu, who has stepped down as president ahead of his bid for re-election on July 18, confirmed to Cadena SER on Friday that the coach had specifically requested both the Turkey international and Aleix Vidal, who has already completed a move from Sevilla.
"Luis Enrique has asked for him," Bartomeu said, in quotes reported by AS. "The priorities for the coach...