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Bayern reject Bernat poised to haunt old side with PSG

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Bayern Munich were happy to see the back of Juan Bernat after he signed for Paris Saint -Germain in 2018 , but the left- back has become a key player for the French giants and could haunt his ex -club in Sunday ’ s Champions League final .
Bernat , a reliable presence at left- back , scored PSG’ s final goal in Tuesday ’s 3 -0 semi -final win against RB Leipzig.
The 27 – year -old says he has “ fond memories” of his four years in Munich , where he won four straight Bundesliga titles before being sold to the Parisians in August 2018 .
However, a few months after he had left Bernat ’ s name suddenly came up in an explosive Bayern press conference in October 2018 .
When asked about left-back cover at the time , then president Uli Hoeness lambasted the Spaniard’s performance in a Champions League quarter – final at Sevilla, six months previously .
“ When we played in Seville , he alone was responsible for the fact that we almost dropped out ,” ranted Hoeness .
“ That was the day we decided to sell him . He played like crap and almost cost us the Champions League season.”
The focus of Hoeness ’s wrath was a Bernat mistake which allowed the Spaniards to take the lead in Bayern ’s 2 -1 away win, eventually bowing out to Real Madrid in the semi -finals .
Hoeness has since apologised with Bernat now a mainstay in Thomas Tuchel’ s side .
“ I wouldn’ t use one or two words again – I was very sorry to have insulted Juan Bernat and the way he played ,” Hoeness said shortly after his outburst .
To his credit , Bernat took Hoeness ’ rant in his stride and was “ surprised ” by the retrospective criticism.
“ I was taught as a child to be grateful and I will always be grateful to Bayern for the four years I spent there .”
Bernat has since won two Ligue 1 titles at the Parc des Princes.
He scored key goals against Liverpool , Napoli and Manchester United in their 2018 / 19 Champions League campaign when they bowed out in the last 16 .
Having reportedly cost PSG 15 million euros ( $ 17 . 7 million ) , he is a bargain in a squad of superstars .
The nimble defender has started nine of 10 matches in Europe this season and is “ a very important player ” for Tuchel, who has praised Bernat ’s “ great attitude” .

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Barcelona : “Nothing Surprises Me Anymore” Messi Laments Suarez Exit

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FC Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi has again taken a swipe via Instagram, at the Club Management in his emotional farewell message to former teammate, Luis Suarez.
Messi had last month reluctantly agreed to see off his contract, after feeling that he had been lied to by Club President, Joseph Bartomeu.
Luis Suarez joined Atletico Madrid for 6 million euros in variables after deemed surplus to requirements under new Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman.
The Uruguayan is the third highest goalscorer in the club’s history with 198 goals in 283 games.
I had already began to imagine it but today I went into the dressing room and it dawned on me. It’s going to be so difficult to not continue to share every every day with you both on the pitches and away from them. We’re going to miss you so much.
We spent many years together, drunk many mates, had many lunches and many dinners. So many things we will never forget, all the time we spent together. It will be strange to see you in another shirt and much more to come up against you on the pitch. You deserved a farewell that fits with who you are: One of the most important players in the history of this football club.
Someone who achieved great things for the team and on an individual level. You did not deserve for them to throw you out like they did, but the truth is that, at this point, nothing surprises me anymore.
I wish you all the best in this new challenge. I love you very much.
See you soon friend.

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Wilfred Ndidi Sustains Abductor Injury , Could Be Out For Up To 12 Weeks

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Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi could be out for up to 12 weeks because of an abductor injury he sustained in Sunday’s league win over Burnley.
The 23-year-old missed Wednesday’s 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal and may require surgery.
“It is an abductor injury – it may have come off the bone which could be a nasty injury,” said Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers after the loss to the Gunners.
“We will wait to see if he needs an operation – if so it will be 12 weeks.”
Ndidi has been operating as a makeshift central defender for the Foxes so far this season in the absence of the injured Jonny Evans.
Leicester have won both of their league games this season, to leave them top of the Premier League on goal difference.

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Chelsea Complete The Signing Of Edouard Mendy From Rennes

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OFFICIAL: Chelsea complete the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes, with the goalkeeper joining on a five-year deal at a cost of £22 million ($29m).
The Senegalese international has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot between the posts in the season ahead.
After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: ‘I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.’
On signing Mendy, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.’

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