Barcelona goalkeeper Neto to undergo surgery on wrist injury (Guardian)

Barcelona’s back-up goalkeeper Neto will undergo surgery after injuring his left wrist, the club announced on Monday. Neto suffered the injury in training and is unlikely to be fit for Barca’s opening La Liga game away to Athletic Bilbao on…

Neymar, Bale, Coutinho: The loneliness of the megabuck soccer star (CNN)

The new European soccer season is almost upon us but some of the game’s biggest names are facing the danger of being left out in the cold. Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar, Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho have…

Man hides £27,000 worth of coke under his wig (Metro)

A man has been arrested after trying to hide half a kilo of cocaine underneath his wig at Barcelona airport today. Spanish police grew suspicious of the man who had a precarious toupee on the top of his head and…

Barcelona beat PSG to sign 16-year-old striker Barry (Punch)

FC Barcelona have beaten Paris St-Germain (PSG) to the signing of one of England’s brightest talents in 16-year-old striker Louie Barry from Championship side West Bromwich Albion. British media had reported that Barry had undergone a medical with French Ligue…

Griezmann close to Barca move – Reports (Punch)

Atletico Madrid’s World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann is nearing a transfer to Barcelona, according to reports on Thursday in his native France and in Spain. Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo says the Catalans will pay Griezmann’s release clause of 120m euros…

Neymar still has something to offer Barcelona, says Puyol (Guardian)

Barcelona should ignore what happened with Neymar in the past as they potentially look to sign the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward, according to Carles Puyol. Neymar, 27, is set to leave the Parc des Princes this close season after sporting…

Neymar snubs PSG pre-season (Punch)

Paris St-Germain say they will take “appropriate action” after Brazil striker Neymar failed to turn up for the first day of pre-season training. The 27-year-old was due back at the club’s training ground on Monday. This forward has been linked…

Barcelona dressing room wants Neymar back – Suarez

Denis Suarez reckons that the Barcelona dressing room and the club’s supporters would be happy to see Neymar return to the club. The midfielder sealed a switch to Celta Vigo earlier this week but has been talking about his former…

This is how Nigeria has been colonised by European football – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Millions of Nigerian ball fans are in tears now that the European football season is over. These madcap fans cannot just have enough of the English Premier League. Time was when Surulere, Lagos was known as the sports-city on account…

Five top players retiring from football this summer (Thefootballfaithful)

There comes a time when every player has to close the curtain on their career, when the legs just don’t work like they used to before. Some decide to retire at the very top, whilst others drop down the leagues…

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