Saviola staying at Barça?

For some reason Javier Saviola has never gotten a really fair shake at Barça. Rijkaard and/or Laporta seemed to have had it in for him, despite some good performances, especially for Argentina. After spending seasons on loan at Monaco and Sevilla, it seemed Saviola was destined for a permanent move away from Camp Nou. But now after a pretty successful pre-season, Saviola now looks set to stay and fight for a place. I've always liked Saviola, and he was great in the World Cup. Plus, I think Barça need better coverage up front after losing Larsson (and Maxi Lopez).

Posted on August 31, 2006 and filed under Barça, Football.