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FC Barcelona News: 28 August 2018; Paco Alcacer Travels to Germany, Barcelona Open Academy in Mexico

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Alcacer travels to Germany to seal Borussia Dortmund loan move | Marca
Paco Alcacer has travelled to Germany to have a medical and finalise a loan move to Borussia Dortmund. Negotiations have been going on for several days and finally an agreement was made which will soon be made official.

One year of Dembélé’s magic | FC Barcelona
Tuesday 28 August marks the first anniversary of Ousmane Dembélé’s presentation as an FC Barcelona player. “It is a pleasure to play alongside Leo Messi, the best footballer of all time” he said at the time – and although his first season at the Camp Nou would be blighted by injury, the French international would go on to make 26 official appearances and score six goals.

Carles Aleñá enters the final stage of his recovery process | Sport
FC Barcelona midfielder, Carles Aleña, is in the final stage of his recovery and could be given the green light to return to football after the upcoming international break. The academy star, who underwent surgery on the 7th June, was expected to miss three and a half months of action but he’s shortened that timeframe as he wants to get back and help the team as soon possible.

Exclusive interview with Andrés Iniesta | FC Barcelona
In our exclusive interview he also discusses this summer’s movements at FC Barcelona, Leo Messi stepping into his shoes as captain and also hints at his long-term plans and a possible return in some capacity to the Camp Nou.

Iniesta greets the U14B team at Vissel Kobe’s stadium in Japan | FC Barcelona
This weekend, Andrés Iniesta received the U14B team at his new home: the Noevir Stadium. The ex-blaugrana captain met up with the young academy players on Sunday after they had won the Junior Soccer World Challenge tournament in Osaka in the final against Arsenal (3-1).

Gerard Pique rules out Manchester United return | Sky Sports
The Spanish centre-back joined United in 2004 having come through Barcelona’s youth academy but failed to establish himself at Old Trafford before sealing a return to the Nou Camp in 2008. Pique has since won seven La Liga titles, three Champions League trophies, the World Cup and European Championships.

Barcelona signing Man United’s Paul Pogba would ‘make us happy’ - Gerard Pique | ESPN
Gerard Pique has given his backing to a potential Barcelona move for Paul Pogba, either this summer or in the future, saying it would be good if the Manchester United midfielder joined him at the Camp Nou. Barca have been linked with Pogba throughout the summer and, with the transfer window open in Spain until Friday, president Josep Maria Bartomeu has refused to rule out a move for the France international.

Barcelona, Real Madrid not guaranteed to feature in La Liga’s U.S. game | ESPN
La Liga has told ESPN FC that it has not yet finalised the date, location or teams that will play a league game in the United States. Cadena Ser reported last week that La Liga already knew which two teams would play a regular-season game in the U.S. as part of a 15-year agreement signed with Relevent, the organisers of the International Champions Cup.

FC Barcelona open their first Barça Academy in México | Sport
FC Barcelona have completed the official inauguration of their new Barça Academy in Mexico. The Barça Academy Puebla becomes the first football school from the club to be opened in the country. The ceremony took place at the Haras Ciudad Ecológica facilities.