The world of football is very much in its own little bubble.
Despite being the biggest sport in the world and people across the globe having a closer relationship with the game than things like religion, politics or even family (sorry mum), football rarely crosses over into other sports.
Football is a Religion. Never say it’s just a game.
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However, WWE superstar John Cena – a household name by every sense of the word – has trying to break that barrier and has done so with an outstanding meme that has been posted on social media.
Cena’s Instagram account is already a collection of rather odd and hilarious pictures but his latest meme shows the footballing world just how effective his famous catchphrase “You can’t see me” really is.
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Looks like Messi, unlike just about everyone else, can actually see John Cena. That’s how good he is.
?According to Don Balon, via ?CaughtOffside, ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez knows that teammate Ivan Rakitic is contemplating a move to his old club.
Liverpool have reportedly emerged as favourites to secure Rakitic’s signature in the summer, and he is said to interested in the prospect of the move.
The Croatian has been a key part in the Catalan club’s success this season, making 23 starts in La Liga and contributing four assists in this time. Despite this, he is worried by the possibility of Barcelona bringing in more top class talent in the summer.
Don Balon has listed Brazilian midfielder Arthur, and Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann as potential signings. These signings would create competition for Rakitic, who has reportedly been considering a move to England for a while now.
Rakitic would be a fantastic signing for the Merseyside outfit, as they would be adding a player experienced in winning both domestic and European silverware.
Also, with the potential loss of central midfielder Emre Can, Liverpool will need to bolster their midfield options, and Rakitic is the perfect player to do that.
The loss of the Croatian international could be detrimental for Barcelona, as they will be losing a proven playmaker.
?Diego Costa has always had a sly side to him whichever club he has played for.
The Atletico Madrid star made his way back to Wanda Metropolitano in January after he was informed that his services were no longer required by Chelsea, but that hasn’t diminished his cheeky side as the below video shows.
Atleti were beaten 1-0 by title rivals Barcelona last Sunday in a tight game that was decided by Lionel Messi’s stunning 600th career goal, and footage has emerged that shows how Costa tried to jokingly force opposing goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen into an error during the bout at Camp Nou:
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The striker tries to trick him into throwing him the ball by shouting “Hermano! Aqui! Aqui!” which translates to “Brother! Here! Here!”
Thankfully the German sees the funny side of things and Costa is all smiles over his humourous attempt at trying to get the ball. Ter Stegen won’t be a stranger to Spanish due to his time spent in Catalonia, and Costa thought he’d make the most of it by conniving him into being passed the ball.
We imagine it won’t be the last time that the 29-year-old does something like that!
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?Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is open to the idea of making a ‘large offer’ for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic this summer, according to rumours in Spain.
The Reds lost Philippe Coutinho in January to the Blaugrana after months of courting, and it also looks as though Emre Can could well leave the club to join Juventus at the end of the season.
RB Leipzig star Naby Keita is coming in but Jurgen Klopp arguably needs another big name midfielder, if he wants to launch a genuine assault on the Premier League title next season – and ?Don Balon reckon the German wants Croatia international Rakitic.
Coutinho joining Barça could actually mean that Rakitic sees less game time, although that hasn’t been the case so far, but with Ousmane Dembele to factor in for the near future, Ernesto Valverde may consider moving Coutinho centrally at the expense of the 29-year-old.
The former Sevilla star is the subject of interest for several teams, ?especially with the growing acceptance that Barca will sign Gremio starlet Arthur this summer – something that could further limit Rakitic’s playing opportunities.
Rakitic is under contract at the Nou Camp until 2021, meaning the Spanish heavyweights would be able to play hardball over the player, just as Liverpool did with Coutinho the past two windows.
Signed in 2014, Rakitic has made 126 league appearances for the Catalans and scored 21 goals in that time, and taken his game to the next level alongside Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta.
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Dani Alves has revealed the English club that he most enjoys facing is Arsenal, mainly because of the positive results that his Barcelona team got against them.
The Paris Saint-Germain full back spent eight seasons with the Catalan side, winning the Champions League three times, in 2009, 2011 and 2015.
He faced Arsenal six times in the competition during his time at Barca, winning four and drawing one, the only defeat coming in February 2011, a 2-1 loss at the Emirates Stadium.
Speaking to ?FourFourTwo, Alves has now admitted that Arsenal’s style may have helped Barca.
“We were drawn against them several times [in 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2015/16] with a positive outcome. They were a team we dominated and had a control over. Every time we faced Arsenal in the Champions League, we’d have a good result or good performance.”
?Reports linked the full back with a move to Manchester City
“I still have this ambition, yes, but I don’t know if it will happen now. I think there are plenty of things to do here first with PSG,” he replied when asked if he thinks he will ever play in England.