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Qatari club to release Xavi for Barcelona

The former Spain midfielder is set to replace Ronald Koeman Xavi Hernandez will be allowed to become Barcelona’s next coach upon the payment of his release clause from Al-Sadd, the Qatari club said on Friday. “Xavi is an important part of Al-Sadd’s history and we wish him success,” Al-Sadd said in a message on social […]

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Ansu Fati to make Barcelona return

Fati's return is a welcome boost for a forward line that is still missing the injured Sergio Aguero, Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite and struggling for goals. Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman confirmed that forward Ansu Fati will return to action for the first time in almost a year when his side take on Levante in […]

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Laporta paints a grim picture of Barcelona’s finances

Blames previous administration for club’s ‘dramatic’ situation Barcelona’s president presented a grim picture of the club’s financial situation on Monday, saying its debt had risen to €1.35 billion. Joan Laporta blamed the previous administration of Josep Bartomeu for the club’s “dramatic” situation that ultimately led to Lionel Messi’s departure. Laporta accused Bartomeu of countless “lies” […]

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This is what Barcelona need to do to keep Messi

‘If no player leaves, it’s impossible.’ Barcelona must considerably reduce their wage bill in order to keep Lionel Messi, La Liga chief Javier Tebas said on Thursday, adding that the club would not be shown any leniency when it comes to obeying the league’s strict financial control rules. Messi, Barca’s all-time top scorer and appearance […]

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Laporta plans to announce changes at Barcelona

Barcelona can at best finish third in La Liga this term, having seen their former forward Luis Suarez fire Atletico Madrid towards the title. Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said changes are imminent at the club as they approach the end of a disappointing season. Barca can at best finish third in La Liga this […]

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Griezmann brace does it for Barcelona

Nigerian forward Samuel Chukwueze gave Villarreal the lead in the 27th minute but Griezmann responded immediately with a coolly taken chip before pouncing on a defensive slip to put Barca in front An Antoine Griezmann double fired Barcelona to a 2-1 win at Villarreal on Sunday as it stayed on the heels of LaLiga leader […]