FC Barcelona News: 3 September 2013; Sergio Busquets Out of Spain Squad, Transfer Deadline Passes

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso

Busquets injury confirmed | FC Barcelona
After tests carried out this morning, the Club's medical services confirmed the injury Sergio Busquets picked up at La Mestalla to his right thigh, after an accidental clash with Javier Mascherano. The Club’s Medical Services believe that there is a risk of further injury to Busquets and have agreed with the Spanish Federation that he will not travel with Vicente Del Bosque’s squad.

Leo Messi breaks more records at Mestalla | FC Barcelona
Every time Messi runs out there’s a chance he’ll break a record. Records are there to be broken and Messi’s hat trick this Sunday was yet another demonstration that the 26-year-old is a born record breaker who is well on his way to becoming one of the game’s all time greats.

9 out of 9 in La Liga and first title in first fortnight of official matches | FC Barcelona
Barça have three wins out of three in La Liga. They top the table on goal difference, and have already won the first major title of the season. Gerardo Tata Martino could not have wished for a better start to his first season at the club, with two of the league wins coming on the road.

Ibrahim Afellay and Isaac Cuenca to wear shirt numbers 19 and 23 | FC Barcelona
Tata Martino’s coaching staff, together with the Director of Football have decided to include Ibrahim Afellay and Isaac Cuenca in the first team squad, with the Dutchman taking the number 19 shirt and the Catalan again set to wear the number 23.

La Liga makes €102m profit, Premier League loses €487m: Europe’s top five league summer spending in numbers - Goal.com
La Liga can consider itself to be one of the winners of the summer transfer window as the only of the top-five leagues to record a significant profit ahead of the 2013-14 campaign, which was in stark contrast to the mammoth deficit that the Premier League racked up.

Real Madrid fans flock to welcome record signing Gareth Bale - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The 24-year-old, the latest "galactico" signing engineered by the world's richest club under president Florentino Perez, passed a medical at a clinic in Madrid on Monday morning before signing his contract and being presented to excited fans inside the giant arena. Wearing a sharp black suit, white shirt and black tie, Bale listened to a translation as Perez introduced him on the VIP tribune and described him as an "exceptional footballer".

Arsenal break transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid | Football News | Sky Sports
Arsenal have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, smashing their club record in the process. The 24-year-old Germany international is regarded as one of the finest talents in Europe and arrives in London after three successful seasons in the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid release Adan - Goal.com
Real Madrid have announced they have released third-choice goalkeeper Antonio Adan on a free transfer on deadline day, allowing the 26-year-old to join a new club outside of the transfer window. Adan is a product of the Madrid youth academy and made his official first team debut in the 4-0 Champions League win over Auxerre in December 2010.

Castilla secure two youngsters | Football Espana
Real Madrid Castilla picked up two youngsters on deadline day, signing Lazio forward Antonio Rozzi and Atletico Madrid defender Leandro Cabrera. Rozzi yesterday moved to Madrid’s subsidiary unit for the season on a year-long loan deal from the Italian capital. Included in the deal for the 19-year-old striker, Los Blancos have a purchase option to make it permanent.

Atletico Madrid sign Toby Alderweireld and Josuha Guilavogui | Football News | Sky Sports
Atletico Madrid have beaten the Spanish transfer deadline to complete the double signing of Toby Alderweireld and Josuha Guilavogui for undisclosed fees. Belgium international centre-back Alderweireld, 24, leaves Ajax to sign a four-year contract at the Vicente Calderon, where he is joined by former St Etienne defensive midfielder Guilavogui.

Herrera 'imposters' were lawyers - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The young Athletic Bilbao midfielder was expected to complete a deadline day switch out to the English champions yesterday, with it understood that Manchester United were willing to meet the €36m (£31m) buyout clause in his contract. However, the deal failed to materialise, with the English media labelling the three United officials at the LFP offices as ‘imposters’.

Swansea City sign Alvaro Vazquez on loan from Getafe | Football News | Sky Sports
Swansea City have completed the season-long loan signing of Getafe striker Alvaro Vazquez. The 22-year old, who was part of Spain's European Under 21 Championship-winning side this summer, featured 25 times in La Liga last season, finding the net on four occasions.

Siqueira secures Benfica loan move - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
The Brazilian had expressed his desire to leave the Andalusian outfit during the summer and was reported to be on the verge of a move to Real Madrid if Fabio Coentrao left the club. However, it now appears Coentrao is set to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu and Los Blancos have consequently cooled their interest in Siqueira, a situation that has seen Benfica move to secure his services.

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