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FC Barcelona News: 14 July 2016; Barcelona Present New Away Kit, Sign Left-Back Lucas Digne

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Lucas Digne becomes FC Barcelona’s latest signing | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have reached an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain FC to sign the 22 year old French player Lucas Digne for the next five seasons.Barça have paid an initial 16.5 million euros with another four possible according to individual and team results. Digne’s buy out clause is 60 million euros.

Lucas Digne, pace and youth at full back | FC Barcelona
22 year old French defender Lucas Digne comes to FC Barcelona to bolster the squad at left back. The player began his career in the youth teams at Lille, making his debut for the first team in the season 2011/12. His performances brought him to the attention of Paris Saint-Germain and in 2013 he joined the club from the French capital.

Barcelona reveal Lucas Digne nasal fracture operation - ESPN FC
Barcelona have said Lucas Digne underwent an operation on an old nasal fracture on Wednesday after agreeing his move to the Camp Nou. Barca have confirmed that France left-back Digne, 22, will join the club from Paris Saint-Germain for an initial €16.5 million, subject to a medical on Thursday morning.

Digne can compete with Alba, but where will Barca find a right-back to replace Alves? - Goal.com
Barcelona are getting their transfer business done early this summer. Less than two weeks into July, the Catalans have already brought in three players, with Denis Suarez, Samuel Umtiti and Lucas Digne all snapped up. But the Blaugrana are no nearer to finding a replacement for Dani Alves at right-back.

The FC Barcelona away kit for 2016/17 will be purple | FC Barcelona
This continues FC Barcelona’s tradition of playing in vibrant away colours that shock and excite, while also reasserting their classic home colours together in an unprecedented new fashion. The new away shirt with AeroSwift technology is a stunning deep purple with vivid pink details, including a modern v-neck collar with a pink band at the back.

RUMOURS: Barcelona reach agreement with Atletico's Vietto - Goal.com
Barcelona have reached a verbal agreement with Atletico Madrid prospect Luciano Vietto, according to AS. The Argentine moved to the Vicente Calderon from Villarreal in 2015 after a fine debut season in La Liga, but played only intermittently for Diego Simeone's team in the last campaign.

Samuel Umtiti aware less game time is 'risk' of Barcelona move - ESPN FC
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has accepted that he will have to overcome major competition if he wants to become a permanent fixture in the starting XI for his new club. Umtiti, 22, moved to Barcelona in a €25 million deal earlier this week and will be joined at the Spanish champions by France international teammate Lucas Digne, who agreed a €16.5m transfer on Wednesday.

Lionel Messi is not a criminal La Liga president Javier Tebas - ESPN FC
Tebas, however, believes that fans shouldn't hold the conviction against the five time Ballon d'Or winner and has urged the Argentine to stay in Spain's premiere competion. "I've already spoken about Messi -- I don't consider him a criminal and I'm happy with him staying in La Liga," Tebas said on Wednesday.

Prosecutor won’t appeal Messi sentence | Football Espana
The state prosecutor has accepted Lionel Messi’s 21-month sentence for tax fraud and won’t appeal, but the player’s lawyer is expected to do so. Messi was earlier in July sentenced to just under two years in prison for evading tax on €4.1m in image rights, but Spanish law means he won’t serve any jail time, and AS reports that despite the state initially only bringing charges against Leo’s father, Jorge Messi, they aren’t appealing the conviction handed to the Barcelona forward.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi campaign a mistake - sports minister Miguel Cardenal - ESPN FC
After Messi and his father, Jorge, were last week found guilty by a Barcelona court of three counts of defrauding the tax department and handed down suspended jail sentences of 21 months, Barca launched a campaign using the hashtag #WeAreAllLeoMessi, urging fans to "express their sympathy" with the player.

Arda Turan happy at Barcelona amid transfer speculation - agent - ESPN FC
Arda Turan's agent has played down speculation linking the midfielder with a move away from Barcelona this summer. Turan, 29, had a frustrating first season at the Camp Nou missing the first half of the campaign because of Barca's transfer embargo before figuring sporadically following his return to the fold in January.