Martinez has established a good relationship with Zubizarreta who reportedly visited Finch Farm last season and came away impressed with the setup there.
No specific names have been cited as solid targets by the latest speculation but Cristian Tello continues to be linked in the Spanish media after his agent met with Barca to discuss the player's future, while Rafiñha and Jean Marie Dongou are other possibilities.
Original Source: Mundo Deportivo via Football España
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678 Posted 17/06/2014 at 21:38:27
686 Posted 17/06/2014 at 22:10:37
We’d of liked Deulofeu back but the signs are that Luis Enrique does actually rate him and will look to integrate him in to the first team set up at Barca this season.
But Tello isn’t in his plans for now and could be available on loan which will interest us.
As for Rafinha, yes, Luis Enrique managed him last season at Celta Vigo and as said he’ll give him a chance to prove himself this pre season at Barca but they’ve just signed Rakitic, already have Iniesta, Busquets & Mascherano and are interested in one or 2 other midfielders and it might be hard for him to get games so could become available and would be a great option for us to have!
705 Posted 17/06/2014 at 23:41:45
712 Posted 18/06/2014 at 00:02:53
717 Posted 18/06/2014 at 00:56:14
It would be a good idea to bump our squad up with one or two loanees to brighten the place up a little. The young lads Rafina and Tello would be great additions, but it’s not all about youth and I have read somewhere that Affley may be available; if he can get back to were he was a year or two ago, he would be a really solid squad player... proven enough to earn a transfer to Barça so he can’t be too bad!
I can’t think of many clubs in world football to have a relationship with... so long may it continue.
721 Posted 18/06/2014 at 01:40:01
725 Posted 18/06/2014 at 03:14:39
727 Posted 18/06/2014 at 04:28:25
738 Posted 18/06/2014 at 07:21:39
776 Posted 18/06/2014 at 09:24:22
As I said before, I believe Martinez's use of the loan system is part of a longer term plan to build the squad. He can't afford to bring in all the players he wants in one or two transfer windows so the loans fill in the gaps. However, if in each window we bring in one or two players and each season we bring through one or two youngsters we will soon have enough numbers and enough quality.
Has there been any more news about Traore coming back?
814 Posted 18/06/2014 at 12:37:02
First, there is no such thing as owning a player now. With the freedom players have and the lack of class they show when after a move, it's a no-brainier.
And second but more importantly it doesn't half wind up the the royalty in the league who spend millions on finding the holy grail only to end up worrying about us and our unlawful and unsporting loan system. Makes me cringe especially when they are trying to loan us the ones they paid millions for and ended up flops.
One thing I would add though is any loans with a potential to purchase at the end should come with a pre-agreed fee – then we wouldn't have this Lukaku debacle.
145 Posted 20/06/2014 at 08:32:58
146 Posted 20/06/2014 at 08:51:56
213 Posted 20/06/2014 at 16:14:57
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