It hasn’t been announced by BFB for some reason (maybe because he’s signed for the B-team) but Kiko Femenia is offically a Barca (B) player. He was bought for 2m + 1m in variables from Hercules and signed a 4-year* contract. According to ZubiZa, he’ll mostly reside in the B team but will also play some games for the first team (as per usual for B-team players). He has passed his medical tests and is good to go. I’m not sure when he’ll sign his contract officially, but he’s ours now. Bwahahaha!
*Technically, it’s 3-years with an option for a fourth, but I say 4 anyway.
Five things about Kiko:
- He speaks Catalan.
is hot but also looks like a stoned surferplays attacking midfield.
- He suffered a panic attack in his Liga debut for Hercules. His coach kept on yelling at him, but was walked through the match by teammate Rufete on the sidelines.
- His finest memory was subbing into that game in the Camp Nou.
- His biggest attribute is his speed according to stats from Football Manager via Jnice (all scores out of 20).
Welcome Kiko! May you do well and not suffer any anxiety attacks!
In other news (not of this world. Hehehe), Sergi Busquets believes that with Thiago and Fontas being definitely promoted, our squad is complete [BarcaTV via barcastuff]. To which I say: Child please. We need another CB. Milito does not meet our needs.
Windmill hands (Pedro!!) has extended his contract to 2016 and has increased his buyout clause from 90m to 150m.
Gerard Pique is white water rafting. He blames Shakira’s lack of synchronization for the fall. I blame him if he gets himself injured.
Our Juvenil A squad will be compete in the European U-19 club competition called the NextGen series [fcbarcelona.cat]. However, Javi Espinosa, Gerard Deulofeu, Rafinha Alcantara, and 5 other players won’t be in that squad because they have been promoted to Barca B! Yay!
Barca returns to the football pitch in less than two weeks (13 days as of now) to play Hadjuk Split in Croatia. Move faster, time. (Please don’t remind me of the US tour. I was priced out of the Man Utd game in DC. Sigh…).
Diego Maradona told Argentine newspaper Ole* in an interview that “we [Argentinians] are being very unfair to Messi. If he wins the Champions League, he’s the best of all time. If [the Argentina NT] can’t win two games, it’s all his fault. The Argentine people shouldn’t treat the best player in the world like this. We don’t have Xavi, Iniesta, Pique…it’s impossible imitate Barcelona. We have to play as Argentina.” He goes on to criticize the lack of Pastore and the midfield. Wow.
*English translation by AFP [via Xingxian in the comments].
Udinese has confirmed to the Italian media that we’ve offered B-team hot shot Jonathan Soriano as part of the deal for Alexis Sanchez. It is unclear who “the Italian media” are. Marca has their own agenda and say we’ve offered Henrique, Hleb, or Keirrision. Other people (like tribalfootball) believe that Soriano is off to Austria to play for Red Bull Salzburg, having agreed to a 4-year deal. I wonder who to believe? (Hint: None of them matter).
David Villa says Cesc Fabregas is a weakness. I agree. He and this whole fiasco is slowly weakening my grasp on reality.
(He actually said that Fabregas is a weakness for him and that he has a preference blah blah blah hopefully will be added to the team bleh bleh bleh. On a different note, he also wants to win more titles and enjoy many more minutes).
And Sport can just go to heck for this comic. You’re part of the reason why it seems that way! (Translation for comic: Close, far, close, far, close, far, close. Fabregas: Because of this whole soap opera, what I’m close to is insanity).
Hehe. Credit Jose for the ‘y-u-no’ idea. I forgot how much I loved that meme.