Spanish football morning headlines for 16 February.
Pique back for Barca
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 16, 2021
The central defender has not featured for the club since sustaining a serious knee injury at Atletico Madrid back in November, and his return is months ahead of schedule.
Alaba press conference
Alaba is out of contract at Munich in June and Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims there is a verbal agreement in place for him to join Madrid.
Rummenigge ‘laughed’ at Messi contract
Rummenigge told an interview with Corriere, as per Marca: “I laughed…I can only congratulate him, because he managed to make an astronomical contract!
“In the last ten years we have all made mistakes, because we have spent more and more in favour of players and agents. The pandemic has shown that we must go back and return to a more rational model. I hope it is possible, but it will not be easy.”