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Sky Sports pundit Terry Gibson believes Barcelona need to freshen up their squad in the summer to avoid a similar end-of-season burn-out next year. Cheap Yeezy 700 Analog . Luis Enriques side were knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid in April before going on a run of defeats in the league that allowed Atletico and Real Madrid back into contention in the La Liga title race.Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal were the high-profile new faces in the Barcelona squad when the clubs transfer ban was lifted at the turn of the year, but Gibson thinks that Enrique needs more youth to give the squad an edge for next season. Im not sure if Luis Enriques trying to make a point to the hierarchy at the club - but he doesnt have too much faith in too many of the squad players, so hes constantly relied on the same players time and time again, Gibson told the La Liga Weekly podcast.Its an advantage to play a consistent team, which hes been able to do in the last few weeks because of not being in the Champions League. But next season if you looked at those two games against Arsenal, those two games against Atletico Madrid, thats when he could have done with some extra players. Luis Enrique has relied on a small group of starting players this season. I think its no secret that their best players are in their late 20s and early 30s. Neymar is 23, theres Rafinha and Sergi Roberto who he seems to trust, but Marc Bartras gone off to scowl, Thomas Vermaelen hasnt contributed enough, Adriano hasnt - those types need to be better and younger probably.I wonder how much they can raise from just selling the players who are on the fringes of the squad. On the face of it I was excited when they signed Arda Turan, but looking at it now - hes 29 and they probably needed a similar player but younger. Aleix Vidal is a little bit of a mystery. La Liga Weekly - 16th May This isnt a criticism of the age of the players who are serving them so well at the moment, but are they capable of playing the level that they need to at Barcelona for 60 games a season?One player who Gibson has been particularly impressed by is Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who scored a hat-trick against Granada on the final day of the season to secure the title and claim the Pichichi with 40 league goals in the season. Watch the best of Barcelonas potent strike force: Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar Luis Suarez up-front sometimes looks like an ugly duckling in the Barcelona team, Gibson said. Although his touch is good and hes a great player, he is different and you can tell he hasnt been brought up through the same system.If ever a player was responsible at crunch time of the season in dragging his team by the scruff of the neck, lifting them across the finishing line, it was him. He has added so much to the team. He allows Messi to drift away. We see a different Messi now, whos not obsessed with the goals that he scores. If ever a player was responsible at crunch time of the season in dragging his team by the scruff of the neck, lifting them across the finishing line, it was Suarez. Terry Gibson Real Madrids 2-0 win on the final day of the season against Deportivo La Coruna meant that the gap at the top of the table ended as just one point, but Gibson thinks the best team have come out on top.We quickly forgot all the praise and adulation they were receiving from everyone when they were on that 39-game unbeaten run, he said. Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick at Granada as Barcelona won the La Liga title again They were coasting home and I think that was the problem. They didnt seem to be too fussed when they lost to Real Madrid, despite it being a Clasico, because the point gap was still significant, but then there were the defeats to Real Sociedad and Valencia and the panic button was pressed.I never had any doubt that they wouldnt win those five games, but I didnt think theyd win it in such style.I genuinely do believe that, apart from that run of four or five games, Barca have been clearly the best team in the league and I think its testament to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid that theyve got close to such a good team. Also See: LISTEN: La Liga Weekly Balagues La Liga awards Suarez is Barcas MVP WATCH: Suarezs treble glory Get a £10 free bet! Cheap Yeezy 700 Teal Blue . And though his comeback night didnt quite go to script, Bryant couldnt help reflecting on the work necessary to get back on that court -- and all the months of steady labour ahead to reclaim his game. 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The individuals, who are not authorized to speak publicly, told The Associated Press the $2 billion deal allows for up to 10 per cent of the team -- or $200 million -- to be spun off into a charitable foundation that Shelly Sterling would essentially run. The deal was negotiated by Shelly Sterling after husband Donald Sterlings racist remarks to a girlfriend were publicized and the NBA moved to oust him as team owner. One of the individuals said Shelly Sterling and Ballmer would be co-chairs of the foundation. The individuals said the foundation would target underprivileged families, battered women, minorities and inner city youths. "To benefit those on the receiving end of Donalds rather abhorrent remarks," one individual said. The idea to allow Shelly to continue some role was floated early on by her attorney, Pierce ODonnell -- neither he nor Shelly Sterling responded to a request for comment -- and it was enthusiastically agreed to by the NBA. "The NBA was all over it in terms of support," one of the individuals said. "It gave her a meaningful role and stake in the team, and gave the NBA 100 per cent sale of the team." However, the NBA made clear she wouldnt be involved with the basketball franchise. "It is not accurate that Mrs. Sterling will have a role with the Clippers or stake in the team," NBA spokesman Mike Bass said. Donald Sterlings attorney, Maxwell Blecher, did not comment. But its unclear if this deal will ever materialize as Donald Sterling still had not signed off on the deals terms because the NBA would not agree to revoke its $2.5 million fine and lifetime ban, according to one of the individuals. Sterling had agreed to sell the team Wednesday and drop his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA assuming "all their differences had been resolved." But now hes considering continuing the suit after being told by intermediaries the NBA wont budge on the punishments doled out by Commissioner Adam Silver after Sterlings racist comments were publicized. Fake Yeezy 700 White. Donald Sterlings consent to his wifes potentially record-breaking $2 billion deal was the first sign of an end to weeks of uncertainty. The NBAs owners must approve the deal. Donald Sterlings comments to V. Stiviano included telling her to not bring black people to Clippers games, specifically mentioning Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. They resulted in a storm of outrage from the public and players and even prompted President Barack Obama to comment on what he called Sterlings "incredibly offensive racist statements." Silver ultimately decided to ban Donald Sterling for life and began efforts to force Sterling to sell the team. Donald Sterlings federal lawsuit alleges that the league violated his constitutional rights by relying on information from an "illegal" recording that publicized racist remarks he made to a girlfriend. It also said the league committed a breach of contract by fining Sterling $2.5 million and that it violated antitrust laws by trying to force a sale. For weeks, Donald Sterling said through his attorneys that hed fight the NBAs attempt to oust him as a team owner. But last week Shelly Sterling utilized her authority as sole trustee of The Sterling Family Trust, which owns the Clippers, to take bids for the team and ultimately negotiate a deal with Ballmer. Under the deal Shelly Sterling would also get the title of "owner emeritus" and be entitled to continuing perks such as floor seats, additional seats at games and parking. One of the individuals said the deal also includes conditions that allow Ballmer to buy back the 10 per cent portion of the team for a pre-designated price upon Shelly Sterlings death. "All the proceeds go to charity, its not going to go to her," an individual said. "Shes walking away with a $2 billion check. Thats enough for her." ' ' '

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