There is certainly a strong debate for Barcelona being voted as one of the best teams to ever play the game.
With a star studded playing squad, the Catalan giants are bound to steal some of the headlines during the summer and winter transfer windows.
Think about all the stories that Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Antoinne Griezmann can attract, as they’re bound to be in the media spotlight for one reason or another during the season.
So, football fans following the club will want a good measure of definitiveness when it comes to the topic of Barcelona transfer reliability.
I’ve managed to put together a useful tier guide which ranks each journalist and media source that reports for the club.
Alright, let’s take a look at the list – which has been updated for 2021:
Barcelona transfer tier of reliability
|Name||Media Outlet / Country||Tier Ranking||Reliability Rating|
|Official Club Source||www.fcbarcelona.com||Tier 0|
|Alfredo Martinez||Onda Cero||Tier 1|
|Edu Polo||Mundo Deportivo||Tier 1|
|Achraf Ben Ayad||beIN Sports||Tier 1|
|Xavi Campos||CatRadio||Tier 1|
|Catalunya Radio||Spain||Tier 1|
|Lluis Canut||TV3||Tier 2|
|Oriol Domenech||CatRadio||Tier 2|
|TV3 Cat||Spain||Tier 2|
|Cadena SER||Spain||Tier 2|
|Sique Rodriguez||Cadena SER||Tier 2|
|Roger Saperas||RAC1||Tier 2|
|Roger Arbusa||CatRadio||Tier 2|
|Raul Llimos||RAC1||Tier 2|
|Miguel Rico||Mundo Deportivo||Tier 2|
|Marcelo Bechler||Esporte Interativo||Tier 2|
|Gerard Romero||RAC1||Tier 2|
|Fabrizio Romano||Italy||Tier 2|
|Bruno Alemany||Cadena SER||Tier 2|
|Albert Roge||SPORT||Tier 3|
|Mohamed Bouhafsi||RMC Sport||Tier 3|
|Marcal Llorente||Mundo Deportivo||Tier 3|
|Gianluca Di Marzio||Italy||Tier 3|
|Ferran Martinez||Mundo Deportivo||Tier 3|
|Fernando Polo||Mundo Deportivo||Tier 3|
|Moises Llorens||ESPN||Tier 3|
|Roger Torello||Mundo Deportivo||Tier 3|
|Mundo Deportivo||Spain||Tier 3|
|Guillem Balague||Sky Sports / Freelance||Tier 4|
|Fransesc Aguilar||Mundo Deportivo||Tier 4|
|The Mirror||United Kingdom||Tier 4|
|Tancredi Palmeri||N/A||Tier 5|
|90min.com||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Daily Mail||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Diario Gol||-||Tier 5|
|Don Balon||Spain||Tier 5|
|The Sun||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
|Daily Star||United Kingdom||Tier 5|
You’ll quickly see that there aren’t many surprises when it comes to the sources sat in tier 1.
Ben Ayad, Alfredo Martínez, Edu Polo and Xavi Campos have retained their positions as the top journalists to follow when it comes to Barcelona transfer news.
Although there has been a new addition with Catalunya Radio having been added to this esteemed group.
Is Onda Cero reliable?
Now this is a good question to answer.
It’s important to distinguish between Onda Cero as a radio network and specific journalists that work for them, as the degree of reliability varies between them.
You can clearly see from the tier guide above that Onda Cero as a whole is listed in tier 3.
However, Alfredo Martínez who works for Onda Cero is in tier 1.
So, be careful when reading stories published by this media outlet, as coverage from other members of their team is not likely to be in the top tier of trustworthiness unless it comes from Mr. Martínez himself.