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FC Barcelona News: 31 August 2016; Barcelona Confirm Paco Alcacer Signing, Rafinha Open to Loan

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Paco Alcácer signs for FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The buy-out clause in Alcácer’s contract is set at 100 million euros. The striker has passed his medical and has now signed a contract with FC Barcelona, will be presented once he returns from international duty with the Spanish national team after having joined up with the squad on Monday.

Paco Alcácer 'thrilled' to join FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
"I’m happy to be here at such a big club" said the Spain international. "I am here to provide hard work, humility and professionalism." And he’s also promising what is required most of a player in his position – goals. "Forwards live for goals and I hope I’m lucky in that respect" he says. "I want to offer my grain of sand by doing good things at Barça."

Youth, goals and experience | FC Barcelona
Francisco 'Paco' Alcácer García, born on 30 August 1993, arrives at FC Barcelona following his trajectory at Valencia CF, the club where he grew up and where, despite his youth, he has been on the first team for years now. It’s been almost six years since Paco Alcácer made his official debut, which came under head coach Unai Emery on 11 November 2010, in the second leg of the Copa del Rey last 32 against UD Logroñés.

Paco Alcacer to Barcelona 5 things to know about Luis Enrique new signing - ESPN FC
It takes some players time to refine their finishing, but not Alcacer, who spent his teenage years bulging nets all over Europe. He scored 14 times in the 2009/10 European Under-17 Championship including qualifying -- a record that still stands. Spain lost in the final to England but Alcacer made his mark on successive U19 European Championships.

Agreement with Valencia for Munir loan | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Valencia CF have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Munir for the season 2016/17. The club from Valencia will take over the player's contract for the season at the end of which Valencia CF will have the option to buy the player for the figure of 12 million euros. FC Barcelona would be elegible for a percentage of any future transfer away from Valencia due to an agreed sell on clause.

How Marc Andre ter Stegen beat Claudio Bravo for Barcelona goalkeeper job - ESPN FC
Marc-Andre ter Stegen celebrated his mini-coup and forced his club to choose between him and Manchester City-bound Claudio Bravo with a record-breaking display. Not only did he make a record number of passes (62), but he also accurately completed a Liga keeper all-time record number of them (51). The German played more passes than any Athletic player, and only three men in his team (Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti) used the ball more than Ter Stegen.

Barcelona's Rafinha open to loan move if he struggles for first-team football - ESPN FC
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha is open to leaving the club on loan if he does not feature regularly under Luis Enrique this season. Rafinha, 23, has seen the competition for a place in the Barca starting XI increase this summer following the signings of Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes.

Big World Cup qualifying matches in store for FC Barcelona internationals | FC Barcelona
Barça have no games until they host Alavés on 10 September, but there are plenty of chances to catch the players on international duty over the next few days. Most of the European nations are in action twice, first in friendlies and then in the opening round of matches of the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The South American teams have already completed six of their 18 qualifiers – and games seven and eight will be played this week.

Luis Enrique attends UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique Martínez will be on hand Wednesday at the 2016 UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum in Nyon, Switzerland. The annual meeting brings together coaches from the major European clubs to exchange views on various issues affecting European club competitions, as well as to make proposals to UEFA, football's governing body on the Old Continent.

Asensio: I had the chance to join Barcelona before moving to Real Madrid -
Real Madrid breakout star Marco Asensio has revealed he could have made the move to arch-rivals Barcelona. Asensio has quickly established himself in Madrid's starting XI after excelling and impressing coach Zinedine Zidane in pre-season.

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