Paul Pogba, Gerard Deulofeu, Gerson, Martin Montoya, Munir El Haddidi | Barca Top 5

Paul Pogba in, Gerard Deulofeu out – Barcelona’s summer transfer plans | Goal

How to make the best even better. That is the challenge that awaits Luis Enrique and the Barcelona board this summer after the Catalan club claimed the treble of Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles in 2014-15. Barca held off the challenge of Real Madrid to win the Primera Division, beat Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa late last month and completed the set of three titles as they defeated Juventus 3-1 in the Champions League showpiece in Berlin on June 6.

Luis Enrique faces crucial decisions to extend Barcelona’s winning cycle | Francesc Tomas | ESPN

Luis Enrique’s first season at the Camp Nou will always be remembered as a rocky journey towards glory, a constant reminder that success comes to those who are prepared to persevere throughout difficulties, proof that remaining true to your ideas despite criticism can actually pay off if you are prepared to put the work in and pull through.

Barcelona considering signing Fluminense duo Gerson and Kenedy | ESPN

Barca has reportedly already offered €20 million for Gerson and, while Juventus had made a superior offer, the player would prefer a move to the Camp Nou. Members of the Fluminense hierarchy have informed that they are confident Barca will pay closer to €30 million for Gerson. Gerson’s agent, Jorge Machado: “I never speak off the record, it’s true that Barça have paid three million euros to have preferential rights to sign Gerson”

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Andoni Zubizarreta: A salute to the forgotten man of this treble season | Barcelona Football Blog

But now, in the reality of a Triplete, it’s time to give credit where credit is due: Zubizarreta kicked ass. This will, of course, be the moment when people say “Oh, it wasn’t just him,” or “His other sins are why he deserves to be pilloried more than his work for the first team,” “What about that CB we needed,” etc, etc. Or the tried-and-true one, “Douglas.” ZubiZa even recommended the hiring of Luis Enrique as the first-team coach.

Braida: Montoya could leave Barça but Kovacic will not be arriving | Sport

Areido Braida: “In the coming days we are going to have a meeting with the agent of Martin Montoya in order to make a decision. What the decision is going to be, isn’t clear.”

Barca B: The Road to Relegation | TotalBarca

“New season, new beginning,” people like to say. For Barcelona B, the season’s curtain raiser in Pamplona was a new beginning, albeit not a very pleasant one. Rather a painful landing back on Earth. Fresh from a record-breaking third place finish in 13/14, Eusebio Sacristán was all smiles as he took his seat on the bench at El Sadar, with his team preparing to face one of the recently relegated sides from La Liga, Osasuna. Former Dream Team midfielder Eusebio surely must have thought that a winning formula must not be touched.