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FC Barcelona News: 15 December 2016; Luis Suarez Extends Contract, Barcelona Agree Deezer Deal

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Luis Suárez signs new contract | FC Barcelona
On Friday Luis Suárez put pen to paper on his contract extension with FC Barcelona until 30 July 2021. The Club announced on Thursday that the player would be signing a new deal. The buy-out clause in his contract is €200m.

Luis Suárez at FC Barcelona until 2021 | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez came to Barça from Liverpool in the summer of 2014 and since then he has played a total of 116 games in which he has formed a fearsome trio with team mates Leo Messi and Neymar. The Uruguyan has scored 97 goals with Barça since signing for the blaugranes, an average of 0.83 goals per game.

Overjoyed Luis Suárez: I am where I want to be | FC Barcelona
Suárez was also asked about fellow trident member Leo Messi, who was named second in the Ballon d’Or. “Everyone has their own criteria” he concedes. “But as far as I’m concerned, Leo deserves to win it every year because of what he gives to football. He’s the best.”

Nine moments from the FC Barcelona number 9 | FC Barcelona
We take a look at the Uruguayan’s time as a blaugrana on the day he extends his contract until 2021.

Afghan boy who wore plastic Argentina shirt accompanies Messi out on to the field in Qatar | FC Barcelona
Prior to FC Barcelona’s friendly game against Al-Ahli there was a touching meeting between Leo Messi and Murtaza Ahmadi, the youngster from Afghanistan who became famous for being photographed playing football wearing a homemade plastic Argentina number 10 shirt. Football mad Murtaza was invited to the game in the Al-Gharrafa Stadium by the Qatari hosts and prior to the encounter between Saudi side Al-Ahli and Barça, he met Leo Messi in person at a ‘Meet&Greet’ event at the team’s hotel.

Gearing up for the Barcelona derby | FC Barcelona
Barça face city rivals Espanyol in the last Liga fixture of 2016 in a game which will give Luis Enrique's team a chance to put pressure on Real Madrid at the top of the table as the leaders are otherwise engaged with Club World Cup commitments. Barça is playing well and the team showed its quality with a convincing 3-0 victory against Osasuna in Pamplona in the last league game.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Espanyol | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are at home to city rivals Espanyol on Sunday evening at 8.45 pm. But that’s local time, so to find out when the game is kicking off where you are, you might find this guide useful … and you can also see what channels are screening the action live on TV.

FC Barcelona: Bringing joy at Christmas and all year round! | FC Barcelona
Christmas is coming, and with that comes joy. And Barça’s festive promo features a very special guest. But he has a ‘problem’. He only brings joy once every December, but FC Barcelona do the same thing all year round! And during the festive season, they bring even more joy than ever!

Google Year-In-Search names FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr the Top Trending Men’s Soccer Players for 2016 | FC Barcelona
This time, however, their impact was felt not on the vast patch of lush turf some might refer to as their office, but rather in Google’s ubiquitous web query box. Google Year-In-Search announced that Messi was the #1 and Neymar the #2 Top Trending Men’s Soccer Players for all of 2016 among searches originating in the United States, the American search giant revealed on Wednesday.

Deezer, revealed as FC Barcelona's official partner | FC Barcelona
Today at the Camp Nou, FC Barcelona and Deezer, one of the world’s leading music official platforms, announced a new strategic partnership which sees the music streaming site become the Club’s Official Music Partner. As a result of this global partnership, Deezer will be offering its users The Sound of Barça, the Club’s official music channel, containing official playlists both of FC Barcelona and of different Barça footballers and other athletes.