Wednesday, October 1, 2014   

(Football) Barca signs Mathieu
(07-23 18:50)

Spanish giants Barcelona said Wednesday they have bought 30-year-old French defender Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia for 20 million euros.
Barcelona have been seeking to bolster their defense since Carlos Puyol ended his career.
Though he is not an established French international, Mathieu is recognized as a powerful operator at left back and in central defense. Barcelona called him a "physically imposing defender''.
The Catalan club had made several offers to Valencia for Mathieu who last week issued a public letter calling on the side to negotiate his release.
"I have a chance to play for the world's biggest club and that's all I want right now,'' he said.
Barcelona said in a statement it had reached agreement on a transfer and Mathieu would sign a four season contract.
"The cost of the transfer is 20 million euros and the buyout clause will be 50 million euros,'' it said.
Mathieu played at Sochaux and Toulouse in the French first division until he joined Valencia in 2009. --AFP
   
Other Sports breaking news:
(Asian Games) Malaysian gold medal winner fails dope test (09-30 12:13)
HK Stadium pitch to be reconstructed (09-26 18:41)
No 'Redskins' from CBS analyst Phil Simms (09-26 11:49)
Doping case confirmed at Asian Games (09-26 11:34)
Sarah Lee takes second cycling gold (09-25 18:57)
Qatar women withdraw from Asian Games basketball (09-25 17:58)
Messi to play in Hong Kong (09-23 13:03)
(Tennis) Li Na retires at 32 (09-19 13:56)
(Champions League) Liverpool, Real win in group stage (09-17 11:31)
(WNBA) Phoenix lead Chicago 2-0 in series (09-10 11:40)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.