Giuly is joining Barca! (2 Viewers)


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Jul 27, 2002
Giuly on arrival: "I hope for big things with Barca"

As soon as he touched down in Barcelona airport, Ludovic Giuly was happy to speak to to outline his ambitions for the next stage of his career.

The French midfielder was clearly happy to be in Barcelona, his huge smile giving away his feelings as he took in his new surroundings. In the interview he gave us he confirmed his enthusiasm for his new club:

How do you feel now you have arrived in Barcelona?

"I've just arrived so well see how it goes tonight. I am happy to be here."

When will you join the team?

"Around the 13th July."

What can Ludovic Giuly offer to Barca?

"I don't know yet, we'll see with time. I'll be myself and, depending on the quality of my game, people will know if I have fitted into the Club well."

And what does Giuly expect from Barca?

"A lot. First, I want to win lots of titles and play in great games. I think Barca did really well this year and is ready to win the league."

On a personal level how far do you think you can go next year?

"I hope to be able to do big things in the Champions League and the Spanish League and to win them both."

Do you know any of the players?

"Yeah, I know Marquez who I played with at Monaco. I also know Ronaldinho who I played against when he was at PSG."

What number would you like to wear?
"I think Ill have the number 8 which I wore in Monaco."

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Jul 27, 2002
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    No injury worries for Giuly

    Ludovic Giuly underwent a successful medical examination on Monday lunchtime and demonstrated that he has recovered from the hamstring injury that kept him out of EURO 2004.

    The day started for Giuly at the Asepeyo Clinic near Barcelona after which he moved on the FC Barcelona Sanitas Centre for Sports Medicine in the Nou Camp where he took a full range of tests.

    Hamstring OK

    Speaking at a press conference after the medical, Dr Jordi Ardévol, head of the Club's medical services, confirmed that the player was in excellent condition and that he had fully recovered from the hamstring injury he picked up a month ago in the Champions League final against Porto.

    However, as a precaution, the French international will receive special treatment to observe and prevent a recurrence of the injury.

    Jordi Ardévol also confirmed that the ligament injury to the right knee that the player suffered three seasons ago has completely healed.


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    Jul 27, 2002
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    ++ [ originally posted by Don Bes ] ++
    there goes another one
    well I don't think he was any player we needed so no biggie!
    I like what I've been hearing that Real M. was keen on his signature
    and he turned them down!!! :)


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    Aug 10, 2003
    ++ [ originally posted by nosubstitute959 ] ++
    They've signed Larsson as well, no?
    Yes, I think...

    This is what I found: (is in spanish)

    Los catalanes engrosan sus filas

    El Barcelona empieza a concretar la lista de fichajes pendientes y en breve cerrará las contrataciones de Giuly y Larsson

    oh yeah, I think it's a fact already :)


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    Jul 27, 2002
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    ++ [ originally posted by Jessica ] ++
    I think Barca will get Deco too...

    As I have been informed Spanish media claims that Deco is a done deal!
    The news about Deco joining Barca has come as a surprise to many... not that they are aginst it but they are not sure if he is needed!

    Barca has also been linked with Ballack!

    Larsson seems to be a done deal!

    And some reports suggest that they are also very close
    signing Zlatan (which I don't mind at all)

    as one of the football GOD's Mr. Cruyff said: Zlatan has a lot to improve!
    3 years in a row with only 10-15 goals in the Dutch league isn't anything then mediocre!!!


    Minimiliano Tristelli
    Mar 6, 2003
    Good choice from barca!! good luck to Giuly! a great player indeed....

    but now the question is...

    when Juve will start to sign good players? :(?

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