CARLES PUYOL NEWS

Barcelona’s transfer ban suspended by FIFA, should allow club to make summer moves

The “complexity” of the improper conduct case involving Barcelona will likely allow the Spanish giant to conduct transfer business this summer, as its 14-month transfer ban has been suspended by FIFA during the club’s appeal. FIFA expects the investigation to take longer than July 1, which means it would eat into the transfer window regardless of whether the ban is expected...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Martino: Puyol could return against Real

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has hinted that captain Carles Puyol could return from injury in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey final. […]
Via Soccer News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Puyol ´would stay´ at Barca

Carles Puyol would consider staying at Barcelona next season if he feels physically capable of another term in Spain’s top […]
Via Soccer News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the impact of the Barca transfer ban

Barcelona have been given a 14-month transfer ban by FIFA which means they will not be able to sign any players until 2015. The Catalan club picked up the penalty for breaking the rules on signing international players which are under the age of 18. It could cause the Spanish champions problems in the summer as goalkeeper Victor Valdes and captain Carles Puyol are expected to depart...
Via The Sports Bank
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Barcelona F.C. destroys Osasuna: Key players are aging

Barcelona F.C. managed to score 7 goals against a weak Osasuna, Messi scored a hat-trick, and Xavi showed improvements on his form. The truth is that Barcelona is going through a time of transition, critics and fans need to understand that some of the players that were crucial to the past success, are now older and their form is no longer the same. Carles Puyol announced he will...
Via isportsweb.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United could miss out on €26m German star

Manchester United could miss out on €26m German star - originally posted on Soccerlens.comManchester United could miss out on yet another transfer target, Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels in the summer, as reports in Spain suggests that the highly rated German is apparently looking to move to Barcelona, should he leave Dortmund. The 25-year-old is one of the most finest ball...
Via Soccerlens
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tottenham target Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu as Jan Vertonghen replacement

Fears are growing for Vertonghen's future at White Hart Lane after the defender hinted he could leave should Spurs fail to qualify for the Champions League. Vertonghen is on a list of names being considered by Barcelona to replace Carles Puyol, who announced this week he will leave the Nou Camp at the end of the season. Chelsea's David Luiz, Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona F.C.’s Puyol announced he will retire at the end of the season

Barcelona F.C.’s Puyol announced he will retire at the end of the seasonCarles Puyol Barcelona F.C. revives against Almeria, displaying a more aggressive and intelligent style of play. The team managed to beat Almeria by 4 goals to 1, taking advantage of the draw between Real Madrid and Atletico and clinching the second place, one point away from the first. Puyol announces to retire...
Via isportsweb.com
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Puyol would be welcome in MLS, says Henry

Thierry Henry would welcome that former team-mate Carles Puyol to the MLS after the Spaniard revealed his intention to leave […]
Via Soccer News
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Carles Puyol: The Lionheart ends his time at Barcelona after a faultless career

There was a grand sense of occasion at the Nou Camp on Tuesday afternoon as a herd of reporters, plus most of the Barcelona squad, had packed into a press conference to hear the words of one man. It was testament to Carles Puyol, who addressed the room, that he commanded such importance as he announced that in the summer he would be ending his time with Barcelona. Puyol’s announcement...
Via O-Posts
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona will have a tough job replacing Carles Puyol

Barcelona stalwart Carles Puyol revealed on Tuesday that he will leave the Catalan giants in the summer. The 35-year-old is […]
Via Soccer News
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Thiago hails ´leader´ Puyol

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alacantara has hailed former Barcelona team-mate Carles Puyol as a “natural leader”. The Barca stalwart confirmed […]
Via Soccer News
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea fans’ favourite to be £25m target for Barcelona

Chelsea fans’ favourite to be £25m target for Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com News emanating from Barcelona that iconic centre back and inspirational leader Carles Puyol is set to leave the club at the end of the season is likely to produce a renewed attempt by the Catalan club to prise Brazilian star David Luiz from Chelsea. It was widely reported in the summer...
Via Soccerlens
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona to bid £25m for Chelsea's David Luiz now that Carles Puyol is on his way

Barcelona have renewed their interest in Chelsea’s David Luiz with the confirmation that Carles Puyol will leave the Spanish club this summer. A bid of €30 million (£24.7 million) is expected for the 26-year-old Brazil international. Barcelona hope to conclude a deal swiftly before the World Cup finals kick off in June, with Luiz an important figure in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Barca rocked as defender Puyol announces he is leaving the Nou Camp

Carles Puyol confirmed he will be leaving Barcelona at the end of the season in a press conference called by the player on Tuesday. The 35-year-old defender was notably moved by the occasion as he told watching reporters and members of the Barcelona squad that this would be his last season after 14 years at the club. He said: 'After two knee operations I can no longer perform...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Carles Puyol linked to MLS switch

Marca has learned that Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is exploring the possibility of moving to the MLS at the end […]
Via Soccer News
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Players pay respect to Aragones

Players past and present paid their respects to Luis Aragones on Sunday at the funeral of the former Spain coach in Madrid. Barcelona players Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas and Carles Puyol - who played under Aragones when Spain won the 2008 European Championship - all visited La Paz cemetery for Sunday's funeral, a day after Aragones died after a battle with...
Via Fox Soccer
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona drama far from over

"My time here is over," Sandro Rosell said as he announced he was stepping down as Barcelona president in a packed Camp Nou press-room on Thursday evening. The idea of Rosell resigning had seemed remote just 24 hours previously, but by the time he stepped up to the podium everyone knew it was coming. Rosell's wife, his fellow board-members, including new president...
Via Fox Soccer
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Puyol ruled out with bruised leg

Barcelona says defender Carles Puyol has a left leg injury and the speed of his recovery will determine his availability. Barcelona says medical tests ''confirmed Puyol has a bruise on his left leg'' that forced him to be substituted in the 57th minute of Wednesday's 4-1 win at Levante in the Copa del Rey. The 35-year-old Puyol has been plagued by injuries over...
Via Fox Soccer
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Puyol a doubt for Malaga clash

Barcelona have an injury concern over captain Carles Puyol ahead of Sunday’s La Liga clash with Malaga after he suffered […]
Via Soccer News
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona defender Puyol out again with leg injury

Barcelona says defender Carles Puyol has a left leg injury and the speed of his recovery will determine his availability. Barcelona says medical tests ''confirmed Puyol has a bruise on his left leg'' that forced him to be substituted in the 57th minute of Wednesday's 4-1 win at Levante in the Copa del Rey. The 35-year-old Puyol has been plagued by injuries over...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona signs defender Bartra to 3-year deal

Barcelona signs Marc Bartra to a three-year contract that ties the young defender to the Spanish champion until 2017. Bartra was out of contract on June 30 before agreeing to the new deal that will see the center back's buy-out clause set at 25 million euros ($34 million). Bartra agreed to the deal on Wednesday, which marked his 23rd birthday. Financial terms of the deal were...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Puyol: El Clasico won´t decide title

Carles Puyol has played down the importance of Saturday’s El Clasico at Camp Nou in the battle for the La […]
Via Soccer News
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

F.C. Barcelona tie against Osasuna, Messi and Puyol return to the pitch

Neymar Jr. The record winning streak from F.C. Barcelona came to an end this Saturday as the club tied 0-0 with Osasuna at their home field. Osasuna had only two chances to score but they managed to stop Barcelona’s offensive game with a narrow and well placed defense. Carles Puyol was a starter on Saturday’s match, after recovering from an injury to his right knee, the experienced...
Via isportsweb.com
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Puyol frustrated with Osasuna draw

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol was left disappointed with Saturday’s draw at Osasuna on his comeback from injury. The Spain international […]
Via Soccer News
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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