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FC Barcelona News: 7 August 2018; Full Squad Back in Training, Lyon Make Yerry Mina Push

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First session back with everyone available | FC Barcelona
Tuesday morning’s third training session of the week, on pitch seven of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, was the first where Ernesto Valverde was able to work with his entire squad. Internationals and those that had played on the US tour all returned alongside Riqui Puig and Juan Miranda from Barça B.

Arturo Vidal meets teammates in afternoon training session | FC Barcelona
Arturo Vidal’s big day comes to an end. Having completed his medical, signed his contract, tested the pitch at the Camp Nou and spoken to the press, the midfielder met his new teammates in the evening training session. The Chilean worked out on the Tito Vilanova pitch at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper for the first time.

Arturo Vidal: ‘I will work hard to bring joy to the Barça fans’ | FC Barcelona
Arturo Vidal was officially presented as a FC Barcelona player on Monday afternoon, accompanied by the club’s sporting vicepresident Jordi Mestre and Technical Secretary Èric Abidal.Speaking in his first press conference, the Chilean expressed that he is “very happy to be joining Barça, the best team in the world.” He added that he hopes to “help the coach to get the side working in the best possible way.”

Arturo Vidal dons the Barça shirt | FC Barcelona
Arturo Vidal has made his first appearance as a Barça player at Camp Nou, the Chilean midfielder moving from the Main Stand, the dressing room and finally the pitch itself as part of the day’s activities surrounding his presentation as an FC Barcelona player.

Barcelona’s signing of Arturo Vidal fails to impress as concerns persist | ESPN
Vidal joins Barca from Bayern Munich for around €20 million. If you look it has CV, it looks like a good deal. Some, though, disagree.Age is one complaint. Chile international Vidal is 31 now and it does pose legitimate questions: Should Barca be making such short-term signings? Will he block the process of some of the younger players coming through at Camp Nou?

Lyon push for Yerry Mina signing | Marca
With the future of Yerry Mina still up in the air, French side Lyon are certain they want the Colombian and are working hard to obtain his signature. The centre-back knows with certainty he will not continue at Barcelona next season, as the club already reached their limit on non-EU players, in addition to bringing in four more defenders to the squad.

Puig expects Barca B return | Football Espana
Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig expects to return to the club’s B team next season despite catching the eye in the pre-season tour of the United States. The 18-year-old starred against Milan this weekend, leading to opposition Coach Gennaro Gattuso calling him ‘spectacular’ while Daniele Massaro stated he could be ‘the new Iniesta’.