Barcelona’s defender Mathieu, very close to playing in Portugal.


According to the newspaper “A Bola” the player Mathieu is expected in Lisbon for the medical review, as Sporting intends to present him before the start of the new season. Buy your tickets online.

The Barcelona’s defender Mathieu, would be in Lisbon to undergo medical examinations and form the contract with Sporting Lisbon, the French central is one of the objectives of the Lions, who hope to close the operation in the shortest time that the player can be presented before the start of the preseason, and this reports the Liboeta.

Mathieu has a contract with Barcelona FC until June, 2018 (plus an optional season), the Gaul arrived in the season of 2014-2015 and committed in the space of four years, thus ending his contract with the Azulgrana team in June, 30, 2018.

He leaves with all freedom

Barcelona FC paid 20 million euros to Valencia for Mathieu (his termination clause), now the center will now have a 40 million euros, but would leave the identity with the letter of freedom, Barcelona FC in this way would save the player’s sheet corresponding to the last campaign.

Mathieu will not enter into Barcelona’s plans with new coach Ernesto Valverde, he is 33 years old, and he is going to be 34 in October and after having a not very good campaign in 2016-2017 and making the Marlon option, the future of the Frenchman are no longer in the future plans of the Culé team.

Test at Sporting

Since the team wants to see his performance and his physical condition, the athlete will test with the Portugal Sporting Lisbon team during the holidays, this information is given by the Catalan club, which has given permission to the French central to exercise with the Lisbon team.

Mathieu, who is 33 years old, has suffered several muscle injuries in his last season as Barca and the team wants to prove that he is in good shape.

Player biography

He started his career at FC Sochaux, making his debut with only 18 years old in League 1, taking into account that he did it to be one of the most important men in the team since in his first year he played 23 matches scoring 4 goals. From there, Mathieu was fixed in the defense of the Sochaux team who won in the 2004 League Cup.

In another stage, the player plays for the team of Toulouse, considered as whims of the destiny, debuted against his former team and if with the Sochaux manages to qualify for the UEFA, with the Toulouse did it for the Champions League nevertheless a bone fracture prevents him from making more than half a season debut.

In spite of that injury, his performance did not go down so that the Valencia signed him in 2009, in the set “che”, began to sweep and to convince to Emery, but another injury leaves him outside, irruption of the azulgrana Jordi Alba in the lane made Mathieu happen to play, even extreme.

In the 2012-2013 season, a discomfort in the Achilles tendon seemed to disturb the trajectory of the player, since he left it for 5 months but as always Mathieu manages to rise and return achieving brilliant games, Valverde places him in the central axis of the defense and manages to work until Dechamps, the French coach summons to the selection and now will be in Portugal. Do not stop buying your tickets online.

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