The Catalans, who've hired Ernesto Valverde as coach to achieve success Luis Enrique, also have extended Lionel Messi’s contract until 2021.
Portugal’s defender Nelson Semedo has became a member of Barcelona.Source: AFP
SVEN BENDER LEAVES DORTMUND FOR LEVERKUSEN
German worldwide Sven Bender became a member of his twin brother Lars at Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday, after moving from Borussia Dortmund on the four-year contract.
German media reported that Leverkusen compensated around €15m for that 28-year-old, who began just three Bundesliga games last season and hasn’t performed a complete worldwide since 2013.
The siblings were named joint players from the tournament in the under-19 European Championship in 2008 and Lars has additionally performed for that senior national side.
The happy couple performed together at club level at 1860 Munich, although not since 2009, when Lars gone to live in Leverkusen and Sven signed for Dortmund.
“Just like his brother Lars, Sven has characteristics they need,” stated Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich.
“His mentality and harmony lead him to an innovator off and on the pitch. Getting both siblings around the team is simply great.”
Sven Bender spent eight seasons at Dortmund, winning the Bundesliga two times this year and 2012.
Dortmund’s Sven Bender.Source: AP
FRANCE DEFENDER RAMI JOINS MARSEILLE
Marseille’s rebuilding programme ongoing on Thursday because the ambitious Ligue 1 club signed Adil Rami the France defender on the four-year deal from Sevilla.
The 31-year-old has 33 caps for France, won the Ligue 1 title with Lille this year, the Europa League in 2016 with Sevilla coupled with solid spells at Valencia and AC Milan behind him.
Your opponent is going to be rejoining Rudi Garcia, who had been coach at Lille this year, and who had been introduced in by Marseille’s new owner American businessman Frank McCourt, who would like to try to rival Ligue 1 big guns Monaco and PSG.
Rami’s signing may be the club’s 4th from the close season, following the appearance of striker Valere Germain from champions Monaco, South america midfielder Luiz Gustavo from Wolfsburg, and also the return of French worldwide goalie Steve Mandanda from Very Palace.
Marseille came fifth in Ligue 1 last season but they are France’s best supported team and also the only French club to possess won the Champions League using their 1- make an impression on AC Milan. They last won in france they top flight under Didier Deschamps this year.
SEVILLA SEAL MOVE FOR FRENCH RIGHT-BACK CORCHIA
Sevilla confirmed the signing of French worldwide Sebastien Corchia from Lille, following the right-back passed a clinical on Thursday.
The 26-year-old signed for a small fee close to €5m on the four-year deal.
Corchia, who won his first and just worldwide cap up to now inside a friendly from the Ivory Coast last November, will sign up together with his new team-mates in Japan on Thursday for pre-season.
He's the 4th close-season signing produced by Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo since he required over from Jorge Sampaoli in May, following Colombian forward Luis Muriel and Argentinian midfielders Ever Banega and Guido Pizarro.
Sampaoli, who left for that Argentina national side, brought Sevilla to some 4th-placed finish in La Liga and Champions League qualification last season.