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FC Barcelona News: 12 July 2014; Luis Suarez Signing Made Official, Three Barça Players Up for Golden Ball

David Ramos

FC Barcelona and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Luis Suárez | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Luis Suárez. The Uruguayan will be travelling to Barcelona next week for a medical, to sign his five-year contract and to be officially presented to the media and fans as an FC Barcelona player.

Luis Suárez: magic and goals in attack | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez provides magic and goals. One of the biggest stars on the global football stage is coming to the Camp Nou having just scored 31 goals to top the scoring charts in the Premier League and tie for the 2013/14 Golden Boot with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Luis Suárez, FC Barcelona's number 9 | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez will wear number ‘9’ in the Barça 2014/15 squad, a number he inherits from Alexis Sánchez, its owner for the last three seasons. Others that have worn the famous shirt include Bojan, Ibrahimovic, Eto’o, Kluivert, Anderson, Ronaldo and Kodro.

Luis Suárez, goals guaranteed | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez is one of just two players who can say that they have topped the goalscoring charts in both the Eredivisie and the Premier League. The only other player to have achieved that is Dutchman Ruud Van Nistelrooy, and that’s despite the likes of Dennis Bergkamp and Robin Van Persie having had the possibility.

Five Golden Boot winners that have signed for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez is the fifth person to join Barça after previously being crowed the top goalscorer in Europe. The Uruguayan topped the charts in last season’s Premier League and shared the 2013/14 Golden Boot with Cristiano Ronaldo, both with 31 goals.

'It is with a heavy heart that I leave' - Suarez pens open letter to Liverpool fans after agreeing to join Barcelona -
"It is with a heavy heart that I leave Liverpool for a new life and new challenges in Spain," the Uruguayan insisted. "Both me and my family have fallen in love with this club and with the city. But most of all I have fallen in love with the incredible fans. You have always supported me and we, as a family, will never forget it, we will always be Liverpool supporters.

Can Suarez, Messi & Neymar play together at Barcelona? -
Luis Enrique joked when he took charge of Barcelona that the psychologist he intended to make a part of his backroom staff was just for him. With Liverpool’s Luis Suarez now on his way to Camp Nou, that may no longer be the case. Still, the new Blaugrana boss will need all the emotional support he can get this season, because trying to keep the Uruguayan, Lionel Messi and Neymar happy could drive a lesser man insane.

Messi, Mascherano and Neymar shortlisted for Golden Ball | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi, Javier Mascherano and Neymar Jr have all been nominated for the Golden Ball, the FIFA award for the player of the tournament. The other players on the shortlist are Di María (Argentina), Hummels (Germany) Kroos (Germany), Lahm (Germany), Müller (Germany), Robben (Holland) and James (Colombia). The winner will be announced after Sunday’s final in Río de Janeiro.

Bartomeu: "I hope Messi and Mascherano win the World Cup" | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will be there to support Leo Messi and Javier Mascherano as Argentina play in the World Cup Final. Travelling to Rio are president Josep Maria Bartomeu, vice-president Carles Vilarrubí, director of sport Andoni Zubizarreta and his new assistant, Carles Puyol. The former FCB captain will be handing over the trophy as a representative of the previous winners, Spain, in South Africa 2010.

Goalkeeper Oier Olazábal transferred to Granada | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Granada CF have reached an agreement for the transfer of goalkeeper Oier Olazábal to the Andalusian club. The operation does not include any transfer fees, but FC Barcelona reserves the economic rights to any future transfer of the player.

Stoke hopeful on deal for Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic - ESPN FC
Coates said: "[Manager] Mark [Hughes] has met with the player and we're quietly confident of getting it all completed soon. "Attacking players have been very much the focus for Mark since the end of last season and obviously Bojan would be another very good addition."

Varane up for Young Player award | Football Espana
Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane is among three players up for the Young Player of the World Cup award. FIFA announced the three-man shortlist overnight, with the Blancos and France defender one of the contender for the prestigious prize. His international teammate Paul Pogba was also named, as was Netherlands’ Memphis Depay.

Rami completes Milan move | Football Espana
Adil Rami has confirmed that his move from Valencia to Milan has been completed. The France international spent the second half of last season on loan at San Siro, and impressed enough for the Italian outfit to try and negotiate a permanent move.

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