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By AFP, 2000-05-31

BARCELONA, May 31 (AFP) - Outgoing President Josep Lluis Nunez of Spanish giants Barcelona said Wednesday that superstars Rivaldo of Brazil and Figo of Portugal will not be sold because no-one can afford them.

"Rivaldo has a clause preventing him from being sold for less than 168 million dollars while Figo can only be bought for 112 million dollars," Nunez told radio station Com Radio.

"The fans can relax, they can't leave Barcelona," Nunez added.

Since the announcement of Nunez' resignation a number of clubs have shown an interest in World footballer of the Year Rivaldo and his teammate Figo but both players have stated their desire to stay at Barca.

Concerning a possible change in the status of the two players contracts, Nunez replied: "I will not take any decisions which may affect the new management or the financial status of FC Barcelona".

Nunez has spent 22 years at the head of Barcelona and his successor will be elected at the end of July.

All rights reserved. © 2000 Agence France-Presse.

Now that´s what I call great news!
 

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There's always an second view almost to every matter...

Frase del Día
"En breve viajaremos a Barcelona para negociar por Rivaldo"
S.Cranotti, presidente de la Lazio

from www.servifutbol.es


P.S. Translation:
Phrase of the day (and it is for today indeed)
"In brief, we'll travel to Barcelona to negotiate on Rivaldo"

... I guess you can understand the signature.
 

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Figo is on his way to Milan...
There are more than rumours in Spain saying that the two teams have and the players have agreed on the contract...now they have to find an accord on the price.

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I heard Milan offered 12,500,000 DM per year for Figo... Still he'd be a damn fool to leave Barca for washed out Milan. He'll only get beaten by players in Italian liga just like Ronaldo.
 

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The difference between Figo and Ronaldo is that Figo made Ronaldo to what he is today just like his done to Rivaldo and so on.
I doubt Figo will move as he says he will likely be staying at Barce.
 

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I think both will stay at Barça. Especially because all candidates for the presidency said they'd give them a raise. But if Cragnotti is willing to pay 168 million for Rivaldo...
 

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I don't think that Barcelona will let the two of them to go in the same season. Rivaldo and Figo have stressed that they like the city and the team, if Barcelona want them to stay, they would always put Barcelona ahead of other teams. I doubt the two of them will leave together.

Just want to ask an unrelated question, is Figo married???
 

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From the official site of Milan and La Gazzetta dello Sport:
Rivaldo and Figo are ready for the big jump to the Italian league. Rivaldo said that if Lazio wants him, he'll go and Figo said he's ready to listen to Milan's offer...

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Well La Gazzetta's more reliable than Marca and when Berlusconi wants someone, he'll get him no matter who they are!And currently, Berlusconi wants Figo, then pretty soon, that will be officialised...

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Have you read anything from La Gazzetta to say it's unreliable? Or you may believe to Tuttosport (and surely they are the most reliable source haha). And I agree with San Siro, La Gazzetta is more reliable than Marca.
 

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Marca is even more crap indeed. But La Gazzetta is more based on Italian emotions than on facts. La Gazzetta was proven wrong several times last year.... (Remember vNistelrooy > Juventus last december?)
 

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It would be highly unlikely that Figo would leave seeing as he is seen as an idol at Barca, almost like Guardiola. Rivo seems the more likely candidate to march. He says he wants to stay but he wants to be "loved" more at Barca, since he loves the team and the city so much. Many interpret this "love" as 100,000 pounds a week. This is what i believe. This man will feel a part of the team when he is compensated the way he wants to be. Figo is doing something similar, he has kept his mouth shut about the situation and prefers to concentrate on Euro Cup. But his agent has been saying some things just to stir things up and increase his salary. I don't really see either leaving and nothing will be figured out for a while.
 
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It was La Gazzetta who was first with the news that Rivaldo had signed for Lazio a few months ago. And they actually said he signed, not only that it could happen. Now it´s very obvious Rivaldo didn´t, in fact he didn´t know nothing about that crap.

I´m certain it´s the same story thing this time. Figo will stay at Nou Camp.

Dutch is absolutely correct about La Gazzetta as "more based on Italian emotions than facts".
 

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I want Figo and Rivaldo in Barca!!!!


JF
visca el Barca!!!!

[This message has been edited by JUAN F (edited 06-06-2000).]
 
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