FC Barcelona News: 2 July 2013; Neymar And Jordi Alba to Undergo Minor Surgeries, Barça Renew MoraBanc Deal

Jasper Juinen

Neymar and Alba to undergo tonsillectomies this Friday | FC Barcelona
Neymar Jr and Jordi Alba will undergo tonsillectomies this Friday. Both surgeries were scheduled to be preformed after the conclusion of the Confederations Cup. Neymar will undergo his surgery in Rio de Janeiro and a member of FC Barcelona’s Medical Services will be present, while Jordi Alba will undergo surgery in Catalonia.

Neymar's four goals in the Confederations Cup | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s newest player, Neymar, irrupted onto the world scene scoring incredible goals for Brazil in the Confederations Cup. Here’s an overview of Neymar’s strikes in the tournament.

Worldwide press react to Neymar's performance against Spain in the Confederations Cup | FC Barcelona
Neymar winning the MVP of the tournament and Brazil’s victory over Spain in the final of the Confederations Cup were the focus of headlines from sports dailies from around the globe on Monday night. The press focused on Neymar’s performance during the match which featured up to nine FC Barcelona players (Neymar, Alves, Piqué, Alba, Busquets, Pedro, Xavi, Iniesta and Villa).

Confederations Cup: 10 goals and 3.460 minutes played by FC Barcelona players | FC Barcelona
Just like in the latest EURO championship and World Cup, FC Barcelona players were the protagonists of the Confederations Cups. The 11 Blaugrana players who participated in the tournament put in a total of 3,460 minutes. The FC Barcelona players scored a total of ten goals and two of the top three players of the tournament were given to Barça players, Neymar Jr and Andrés Iniesta.

Spain must regroup after Confederations Cup loss to Brazil - Sid Lowe - SI.com
Pretty Much the World Cup Final became The Friendly That Doesn't Really Matter over a span of 90 painful minutes on Sunday. That's an exaggeration, of course, but there was a palpable sense of disappointment in the wake of Spain's 3-0 Confederations Cup final loss to Brazil. It was time to dilute the disaster.

Ballon d’Eurosport – No.14: Xavi | Pitchside Europe - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
He might be approaching the latter stages of a glorious career with Barcelona and Spain, but there remain few more recognisable faces on our list than the imperious midfield playmaker Xavi. Xavi, a sprightly 33 and a one-club man, has been a figure at the forefront of Barcelona's rise to the top of the European game and Spain's rebirth as one of the greatest national football sides to have played the game over the past six years.

FC Barcelona and the MoraBanc group renew sponsorship deal | FC Barcelona
The new deal was signed by FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell and the MoraBanc representative Giles Serra. Club Vice-President with responsibility for economy and strategy, Javier Faus was also present, as was MoraBanc Director General Carles Sasplugas.

Arsenal plotting a move for young exciting Barcelona talent " footylatest.com
Arsenal are reportedly plotting a move for Barcelona’s exciting talent, Antonio Sanabria according to reports in the People. Sanabria, 17 is the latest player to progress through the ranks of the Catalan giants’ famous academy, La Masia. The young prodigy nicknamed, Tonny, has seen his stocks rise to an all new level as after impressing in the youth setup at Barca, he has produced excellent displays in the Under-20s World Cup at Turkey.

Qatar Airways, title sponsor of Asian Tour 2013 | FC Barcelona
Qatar Airways, which will become the club’s main world sponsor on July 1, will also be the title sponsor of FC Barcelona’s tour of Asia in August in which the team will be playing a match in Bangkok on the 7th against the Thai national team and another in Malaysia on the 10th in Kuala Lumpur against a selection of the best players in the country.

Real Madrid's Aitor Karanka rejects chance to coach Chelsea - ESPN FC
"Mourinho wanted me to go with him to Chelsea" Karanka told ASTV. "But there was also the option of staying. I have a great relationship with Florentino (Perez) so we will sit down and talk and see what happens." But his chances of staying in Madrid seem to be running out. Carlo Ancelotti announced last week that Zinedine Zidane would be his assistant and there are no positions available in the reserve team, Real Madrid Castilla.

Romeu linked to La Liga return - ESPN FC
Marca suggests it is Real Betis who will sign the former Barcelona youth-teamer, AS expects him to be used by Jose Mourinho as part-exchange for Sevilla’s French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, who is believed to be high on the Chelsea manager’s wish-list. And with a deal already struck between the Londoners and Sevilla for the loan of Marko Marin, the Ramón Sanchéz Pizjúan may well be Romeu’s more likely destination.

Celta Vigo sign Benfica winger Nolito | Sky Sports
Celta Vigo have signed former Barcelona winger Nolito from Benfica. The 26-year-old has agreed a four-year contract with Celta after a two-year spell in Portugal with Benfica. Nolito spent last season on loan Granada after finding himself out of favour at Benfica.

Primera Liga: Duda signs new one-year contract at Malaga | Sky Sports
Malaga stalwart Duda will remain at the club next season after signing a new one-year contract. The Portuguese midfielder, who joined the Andalusian club 13 years ago and holds the record for the most appearances for the team in the top flight, will remain at La Rosaleda until June 2014, and he has the option of signing on for another year at the end of next season.

Toulalan will leave this week - agent - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"Jeremy is in Monaco on holiday and he, who prefers to be distant from the press, has authorised me to convey his wish to leave Malaga," Michael Manuello explained to AS today. "Why? For personal reasons and, above all, for the fact that the club’s sporting project has taken a strong turn in the last two years.

Sola set for Athletic - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The Basque clubs were known to have been in negotiations for a transfer, but seen as struggling to agree a price, with the 27-year-old having entered the final year of his contract. However, it is understood that an agreement has now been reached, with AS reporting that Osasuna President Miguel Archanco has indicated that it is set at an initial €4m (£3.4m) fee, with add-on clauses amounting to a further payment, thought to total as much as €1m (£850,000).

Joan Oriol will play in the Liga BBVA with Osasuna > LFP
Osasuna´s second signing will be presented this Tuesday at the El Sadar stadium at 10:45. Joan Oriol passed a medical this afternoon at the San Miguel Clinic and will be presented as a player with CA Osasuna. The Cambrils born player comes to the team on a free transfer from Villarreal FC, and is signed for the next three seasons.

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