Stade Velodrome

Next Game

Marseille v Lille

Sunday, 20 April 2014, 20:00

French Ligue 1

Last Game

Montpellier 2 - 3 Marseille

Friday, 11 April 2014, 19:30

French Ligue 1

Barca eye Valbuena move

Barcelona are considering a move for Marseille star Mathieu Valbuena, according to the player's agent.

Last Updated: 15/07/13 at 12:06 Post Comment

Mathieu Valbuena: Is attracting interest from Barcelona, according to his agent

Mathieu Valbuena: Is attracting interest from Barcelona, according to his agent

The 28-year-old has been at L'OM since 2006 when he signed from French amateur side FC Libourne.

He has gone on to become a full France international and helped Marseille finish second in Ligue 1 last season, ensuring a place in the group stages of the Champions League.

By qualifying for Europe's premier competition, Valbuena's contract at the Stade Velodrome was automatically extended through to the summer of 2017.

Despite being on a long-term deal, Valbuena has continued to be linked with a move away this summer, with Barcelona reportedly rivalling Premier League sides for his signature.

His agent, Christophe Hutteau, confirmed he has held preliminary talks with Barcelona, though the Catalans have yet to follow that up with a concrete bid.

"I can only confirm I had talks with Barca sport director Andoni Zubizarreta about Mathieu some time ago," he told La Provence.

"As his whole technical staff considers Mathieu to be a very good player, they all appreciate him."

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e was right to leave, but not just because of the money City were coming into. If I remember rightly he had a reasonable amount of chances to shine at City, but he never passed the bloody ball. Loads of aimless dribbles and 40 yard shots and not much else. I would say that if he had learnt to be a bit more of a team player he may have done better at City.

bright and edgy
Sturridge: Right to leave City

O

h! And.... has it gone in!?' Well John, it is quite literally your job to tell me, so stop phrasing it as a question.

ajsr1982
Eye On The Experts: John Motson

M

an who resembles bond villain complains about spies ....brillliant

mrjackson
Palace deny spying accusation

Footer 365

Probert to referee FA Cup final

Lee Probert will referee the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull next month, the Football Association has announced.

Premier League: Liverpool upbeat on Daniel Sturridge's injury ahead of Norwich game

Liverpool are optimistic that striker Daniel Sturridge will be fit for this weekend's game against Norwich.

Premier League: Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner hails Paul Lambert in bullish statement

Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has issued a bullish statement in reaction to the suspension of two of his coaches.

Mail Box

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property