Found June 19, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Marc Bartra’s words welcomed by Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool - originally posted on Barcelona defender Marc Bartra says he thinks he’s good enough to be the long term replacement for Carles Puyol at the Camp Nou, which will be music to the ears of several Premier League bosses. There have been numerous stories and rumours relating to the futures of key Premier League defenders, with suggestions Barcelona need to drastically improve their defence after the way they played against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last season. However, the gifted young defender says he hopes he had enough of an impact last season to prevent the Spanish champions from needing to go out and buy another defender. “I’m good enough to stay at Barça and that perhaps the club doesn’t need to buy another centre-back. I know that by being at Barça there will always be a lot of completion for centre-back,” he told AS. Thomas Vermaelen of Arsenal is one of the highest profile players who had...

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has knee surgery

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has successfully undergone surgery to treat a painful swelling in his right knee. Doctor Ricard Pruna, who was in charge of the operation, says the 35-year-old club captain's cyst was extracted Wednesday in a 35-minute routine operation. The surgeon says his objective was to have Puyol ''training alongside the rest of the squad by July...
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