Rooney should add new dimension to Barca attack, if he joins them

Seeing that Rooney hasn't settled his future at Manchester United, El Loco discusses the possibility of having the Englishman at Nou Camp next season


Will Wayne Rooney be wearing Barcelona colours next season? And would Zlatan Ibrahimovic be playing for Real Madrid?

These speculations certainly attracted great attention from fans of these two Spanish giants as the clubs battle it out to sign quality players to beef up their squads for the new season which begins next month.

Barca, according to Sport, are considering offering €25m plus Spainish striker David Villa to bring Rooney to Nou Camp!

It is expected that Villa will leave Barcelona this summer, with sources close to the Barca board having indicated that Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool have all asked about the striker in recent weeks.

However, the €12m asking price appears to have put these English clubs off and Barca are said to be weighing up whether to offer the 31-year-old Villa plus cash to land Rooney from United.

Rooney’s €14m-a-year salary, though, may be a stumbling block despite the saving on Villa’s wages, which next year are estimated to be around €10m.

Can this actually happen? Rooney, 27, playing alongside wizards Lionel Messi and newly-signed Neymar?

What do you think, Barca fans?

Rooney should bring new dimension to Barca's attack although he may have to fight for a place in the starting line-up.

But what is important to Barca is that they will have this depth in the side to face another gruelling season where injuries and suspensions are bound to occur.

Well...picture this. An attacking combination of Messi, Neymar and Rooney. A mouth-watering prospect indeed.

Barca defender Gerard Pique backs their pursuit of  Rooney.

"Rooney can adapt to many positions. He's best as the centre-forward, but we have even seen him on the left or right side," Pique said.

"He is very versatile, strong, fast and has great technique. I don't think he would have any problems adapting."

And yes, Rooney can also operate in midfield, as proven at United.

Rooney aside, Paris Saint-Germain newly-hired manager Laurent Blanc has left striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic out of his pre-season camp which starts today.

PSG insist that Ibrahimovic has been granted some extra time off.

But it is claimed that he is waiting on news from his agent, Mino Raiola, after instructing him to approach newly-appointed Real boss Carlo Ancelotti about the prospect of moving to Madrid this summer.

And Ibrahimovic, it seems, is prepared to take a huge pay-cut to make the move a reality.

Can this actually happen? Ibrahimovic, who used to play for Barcelona,  joining former manager Ancelotti at Real?

Can't imagine the 31-year-old Ibrahimovic playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. Will they click?

But if they can link up well, more goals are expected for Real under the Ancelotti era.