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FC Barcelona News: 25 July 2018; Barcelona Finalize Malcom Signing, La Liga Schedule Announced

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America, here we are! Team arrives in US! | FC Barcelona
One year after conquering the east coast of the United States, FC Barcelona is back at it again, this time on the west coast. After an 11-hour non-stop flight from Barcelona–El Prat airport to Portland, Oregon in the Pacific Northwest, Barça is on the ground and ready to kick off another summer tour in the US, though this one happens to be the first one in which both the men’s and women’s teams are participating together.

FC Barcelona’s U.S. tour is officially underway, with the squad setting foot on American soil as they arrived in Portland on Wednesday. The city in the state of Oregon is the starting point for a trip that takes in four stops, and is the first mixed tour in the club’s history.

Agreement with Girondins de Bordeaux for the transfer of Malcom | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Girondins de Bordeaux have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira. The operation will cost 41 million euros and 1 million in variables. The player will sign with the Club for the next five seasons, until the end of the 2022/23 season.

Malcom passes medical | FC Barcelona
Wednesday morning was a busy one for new FC Barcelona signing Malcom, as he underwent and passed a series of medical examinations. The club’s third summer signing, whose arrival was announced on Tuesday, was at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper and then taken to the Hospital de Barcelona facility to be looked over by doctors.

10 things to know about Malcom | FC Barcelona
We take a look at some interesting facts surrounding Barça’s latest signing. Where was he born? Who did he make his debut for? Find out, right here!

The five differences between Malcom and Willian | Marca
They were in talks for both and, on Tuesday, Barcelona made a breakthrough to sign Malcom from Bordeaux rather than Willian from Chelsea. Both available at the right price, what will the Azulgrana be getting having chosen their particular Brazilian winger?

Malcom promises to bring joy to the fans | FC Barcelona
“It’s a unique situation”, said Malcom. Not once, but twice. The latest addition to the FC Barcelona first team squad simply couldn’t find the words to describe how it feels to have joined what he calls “the greatest club in the world”. Something else the Brazilian kept repeating was the word ‘alegria’. Happiness. Joy. Delight.

Roma consider legal action after Bordeaux’s Malcom agrees Barcelona transfer | Sky Sports
“We are looking at our options and seeing if we have a legal case,” Roma sporting director Monchi told the club’s official website. ”It is true that nothing was signed, but there are many messages with the agents and their president that are at least worth being assessed.”

First league game against Alavés at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
The blaugranes now know the league fixture list for the 2018/19 season following the announcement of the schedule by the Spanish Football Federation on Tuesday. Ernesto Valverde’s team will take on Alavés at Camp Nou on the first weekend of the season the 18/19 August, a week after the Spanish Super Cup clash with Sevilla in Morocco.

The League Clásico’s will take place on weeks 10 and 26 | FC Barcelona
The official calendar for the 2018/19 Spanish top flight season has been released, with Barça debuting against Alavés. Dates for the two League El Clásico’s are also known and the first will be at the Camp Nou on matchday 10 (the weekend of October 27 and 28). The return at the Santiago Bernabéu will be on matchday 26 (the weekend of March 2 and 3).

Leo Messi and Ernesto Valverde shortlisted for The Best 2018 | FC Barcelona
Messi is up against Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus & Portugal), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City & Belgium), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid & France), Eden Hazard (Chelsea & Belgium), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur and England), Kylian Mbappe (PSG and France), Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt) and Raphael Varane (Real Madrid and France).

Everton meet Barca for Lucas Digne | Football Espana
Representatives of Everton have travelled to Barcelona to ‘close the signing’ of full-back Lucas Digne, according to Diario Sport. The report states the Blaugrana would not be willing to sell the 25-year-old for less than €16m but there is optimism a deal can be struck.

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