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5 reasons why Sergi Samper should remain at Barcelona
Sergi Samper has been regarded as the most promising prospect in Barcelona's world-famous La Masia academy for a number of years. However, his progression has not been as quick as most anticipated and, at this point, first team manager Luis Enrique actually prefers to trust Barca B's Gerard Gumbau instead whenever a gap in the midfield arises. As a result, it not surprising that major European clubs have already expressed an interest to lure him away from the Camp Nou, with Arsenal currently leading the way to hire his services. Here are 5 reasons why Sergi Samper should remain at Barcelona despite transfer speculation.

Barcelona target Marco Reus
With Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta currently injured, Barcelona's squad is showing signs of strain, which means their return to the transfer market in January, following a FIFA ban, cannot come soon enough. As a result, Marco Reus has been with Borussia Dortmund since 2012 and last season signed a new contract with the club. However, despite that it seems that Barca believe they can sign the German international, with the presence of his international teammate Marc-Andre ter Stegen at Camp Nou seen as a potential pull for Reus.


Ivan Rakitic: Messi, Neymar and Suarez are football magicians
Ivan Rakitic: "MSN are football magicians and if I wasn't part of that family, I would also admit they are the best. Messi is one and only, no one like him will ever be born again," he added. "When it gets tough, he pops up and solves the problem. Now each one of us will have to give even more to replace him, but it is impossible to make up Messi's absence. Privately, Messi is calm, quite, no big words... but as I came, he approached me and said 'Hi, I am Lionel Messi, and whatever you need, just tell me. Now our wives and children hang out more than the two of us have time to."

Gerard Pique wants Spain whistling situation to stop
Gerard Pique: "You have to ask the public; I only like talking about what I do out on the pitch. I'd like to resolve this situation with the whistling, of course I do but that depends on the fans. I am going to give all I've got to do my job. I thought I put in a good game, the result puts us on our way to France and now we want to do a good job at the Euros. The whistling? I seem to have explained myself a thousand times: No one should be in any doubt about me and my commitment; I’ve been with the national side since I was 16."

Barça boss Luis Enrique warns Jeremy Mathieu that his performances have to improve
Jeremy Mathieu was guilty of committing several errors in the defeat to Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan. For the first goal, he played them onside, for the second he lost his man. The coaching staff were not impressed and feel he has shown lapses in concentration not befitting of a footballer of his level. A member of Luis Enrique’s staff has a private chat with Mathieu to analyse his form. In the conversation, the coach transmitted to the French defender that he’s not hitting the levels expected. What’s more, it was made clear that he has to take a step forward on the pitch, or risk being sold in the summer.

Paulo Dybala 'has a bright future ahead of him' - Lionel Messi
Messi: "Paulo is a great player and he has a bright future ahead of him. I have no doubt about it that people will talk about him a lot over the next few years." Argentina continue their World Cup qualifying campaign against Paraguay on Tuesday.

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