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Gossip: Dest says goodbye to Ajax ahead of Barca move

Sergino Dest has reportedly said goodbye to his Ajax team-mates and will fly to Barcelona on Sunday to complete a move to the Camp Nou. According to RAC1, the 19-year-old said farewell to the Dutch side on Saturday night after the club’s 2-1 win over Vitesse in the Eredivisie. Dest did not start the match but was a late substitution in what could have been his final appearance for Erik ten Hag’s side. Ten Hag actually spoke about Dest before …

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Trincao explains what Koeman wants from him at Barcelona

Francisco Trincao has been talking about what new manager Ronald Koeman has asked of him following his arrival at Barcelona. Supporters are looking forward to seeing Trincao in action after some impressive performances for Braga in 2020 before making the switch to the Camp Nou. Trincao will wear the No. 17 next season and says Koeman has told him just to be himself on the pitch for Barcelona. “Koeman talks to me a lot and what he asks me most …

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Collado to choose between Girona, Porto and Sampdoria

Alex Collado looks set to leave Barcelona before the close of the transfer window and is reportedly not lacking for offers. The 21-year-old, who has made two first-team appearances for Barcelona, is wanted by Porto and Sampdoria on loan, according to Marca. Over at Mundo Deportivo the word is that Girona are also keen and Collado will make a decision on where he wants to go next week. The midfielder is still sidelined after suffering a stress fracture in his …

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Koeman talks Messi, Suarez and Puig ahead of Villarreal

Ronald Koeman faced the press on Saturday to talk all things Barcelona ahead of the club’s first La Liga game of the 2020-21 season against Villarreal at the Camp Nou. The Dutch coach discussed Lionel Messi’s latest outburst, Luis Suarez’s departure, Riqui Puig’s future, Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s recovery and Ansu Fati. Here are the best bits: Koeman on Suarez It seems that I’m the bad guy in this film but it’s not this way. From day one or after my …

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Barcelona confirm Alena, Trincao and Pedri squad numbers

Barcelona have confirmed squad numbers for Carles Alena and new-boys Francisco Trincao and Pedri ahead of their first match of the season on Sunday against Villarreal. Alena is back with the club after a spell with Real Betis and has been handed the No. 6 shirt for the new campaign. The midfielder was handed the 21 when he was first promoted to the first team but handed that over to Frenkie de Jong and wore No. 19 last season. Trincao …

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FC Barcelona News: 26 September 2020

Return to training with Villarreal the focus – FC BarcelonaRonald Koeman’s squad are back in training as they get ready for their league debut on Sunday at Camp Nou The lowdown on Villarreal CF – FC BarcelonaTime to take a closer look at Barça’s first opponents of the 2020/21 league season… How to watch Barça v Villarreal – FC BarcelonaFor Barça, La Liga starts on Sunday. And here’s all you need to know to make sure you don’t miss a …

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Riqui Puig wanted by PSV and Porto – report

Riqui Puig has reportedly made it pretty clear he doesn’t want to leave Barcelona this summer but is still attracting interest from clubs across Europe. According to Mundo Deportivo, PSV and Porto have both been in touch with the Catalan giants to talk about a loan move for the 21-year-old. New boss Ronald Koeman has already told Puig he’ll struggle for minutes this season and that he thinks the youngsters would be better off going out on loan to play …

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Ter Stegen sends classy goodbye message to Suarez

Marc-Andre ter Stegen may be recovering from knee surgery but he’s still taken the time out to send a classy goodbye message to Luis Suarez. The Germany international is pretty good at this kind of thing. In fact he can pretty much always be relied upon to say the right thing at the right time. Here’s his message to Suarez: Luis, you’ll be a Barça legend forever. We’re greatful for the joy and happiness you gave the club during these …

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Lyon open Umtiti talks with Barcelona – report

Lyon have reportedly opened talks with Barcelona about a loan move for former defender Samuel Umtiti. French newspaper L’Equipe reports the Ligue 1 club are in negotiations with Barcelona about a temporary deal with an option to buy for the center-back. Umtiti is a player Barcelona seem keen to get off the wage bill but have struggled to find buyers due to his recent injury problems. The defender was sidelined again at the end of last season with more knee …

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