Andres Iniesta: Barcelona legend is unveiled as Vissel Kobe player

Sport360 staff 26/05/2018
New club, new challenge for Andres Iniesta.

Andres Iniesta was on Saturday unveiled as a Vissel Kobe player.

The Barcelona icon has signed a two-year contract at the J-League club.

The Spanish midfielder posted a picture on his Twitter alongside Kobe and Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani to announce his arrival in Japan.

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Live Barcelona blog: Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar would be 'compatible together', says Ronaldo

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12:01am – Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo can thrive together

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There’s been a lot of speculation as to whether or not Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar could co-exist at Real Madrid if the latter were to head to the Bernabeu, but former Galacticos star Ronaldo believes it wouldn’t be a problem.

“Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are compatible together, they are two good players who would be better together than in separate teams,” Ronaldo said.

Read more on Ronaldo’s comments here

5:50pm – Ronaldo compares Salah to Messi

Prolific goalscorers: Salah cited Brazil's Ronaldo as one of his idols.

Prolific goalscorers: Salah cited Brazil’s Ronaldo as one of his idols.

Former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo says Liverpool‘s Mohamed Salah reminds him of Lionel Messi.

“With Liverpool, I love Salah, he’s an incredible player with a tremendous quality and I think he is very similar to Messi,” the Brazilian told Cope’s ‘El Partidazo’ programme. Salah leads the Reds against Madrid on Saturday in the Champions League final.

Read more, including Ronaldo’s thoughts on compatriot Neymar‘s potential transfer to Madrid from PSG and Brazil’s World Cup chances, here.

5:30pm – Denis Suarez a target for Real Betis

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Denis Suarez: on his way out?

Real Betis manager Quique Setien has confirmed that Barcelona forward Denis Suarez is on his radar as the Andalucians gear up for a return to European football after four years.

Setien led Betis to sixth in La Liga this season and a Europa League place, while Suarez has been on the fringes at the Nou Camp, making only 18 appearances in the league.

Betis are also pursuing Real Madrid‘s Dani Ceballos, but a Suarez transfer is more likely.

Read more here.

11:30am – Gremio’s Arthur won’t join Barcelona until next year

Highly-rated: Arthur.

Gremio president Romildo Bolzan Junior says midfielder Arthur won’t join Barcelona until 2019.

Barcelona have already agreed an option to buy the 21-year-old, which they must exercise by July 15. However, even if they do so, Arthur will finish the rest of the Brazilian league season, which ends in December, before moving to Spain.

Read more about about the deal, here.

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Barcelona star Denis Suarez wanted by Real Betis boss Quique Setien

David Cooper 25/05/2018
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Real Betis boss Quique Setien is planning on whisking away Denis Suarez from Barcelona.

Betis were the surprise package in La Liga last season, finishing in sixth place and returning to European competition for the first time in four years.

And Setien’s recruitment drive for the Europa League appears to include Barcelona midfielder Suarez, who has struggled for game time at the Camp Nou.

The 21-year-old appeared just 18 times in La Liga as Barcelona romped to their 25th title.

“I would like to have Denis Suarez at Betis,” Setien told Onda Cero.

“Lorenzo Serra Ferra (the Betis sporting director) knows what my preferences are and which players I am a fan of, but we are talking about players on good money, on stable contracts.

“We hope we can be in a position to compete for these players, but it is very difficult for various factors, to get these signings right.”

However, Setien is less confident that he will be able to prise away Real Madrid outcast Dani Ceballos from the Bernabeu.

“Ceballos? There are many things to consider with Dani too, it could not be easy but his talent is obvious and that would be my desire,” he added.

“Betis do not have a big bag of money like other clubs but we will try to get our signings right.”

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