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FC Barcelona News: 28 September 2018; Sergio Busquets Renews, Preparations Begin for Athletic Bilbao

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Agreement to renew contract of Sergio Busquets | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Sergio Busquets signed a contract renewal for the player on Thursday morning, an agreement that will keep Busquets at Barça through June 30, 2023. The buyout clause has been raised from €200m to €500m.

Recovery training session ahead of Athletic Club match | FC Barcelona
On Thursday morning, a little more than 12 hours after the team’s first defeat of the season, a 2–1 loss at Leganés, Barça manager Ernesto Valverde had his men back out in the training pitch to begin preparing for Saturday’s match versus Athletic Club Bilbao.

Ernesto Valverde: Barcelona loss hard to explain | Football Espana
“It is difficult to explain how this happened,” Valverde told reporters after the match. “This will be a frustrating answer, but in football these things can happen and it was a night which was not for us.

The bonus payments in Arthur’s transfer from Gremio to Barcelona | Sport
The deal to bring Arthur Melo to Barcelona from Gremio features a number of clauses which will see the initial 32.8 million euro fee rise. One of the first additional payments could become effective on Saturday when Barça host Athletic Bilbao at Camp Nou in La Liga.

Barça say “talking about Pogba does no one any favours” | Sport
Pogba has been linked with a move away from Manchester United after falling out with coach Jose Mourinho, who stripped him of the vice captaincy this week. Barça and Juventus have both been linked with January moves for the France star but Barça don’t want to comment on the reports.

Spot the difference: Barcelona have a new logo – can you find the 5 changes? | Eurosport
Barcelona have streamlined their crest for the digital age – and good news, they’ve avoided a horror show à la Juventus. Sure, it looks pretty similar to the last one, but better that than having a massive ‘B’ slapped to the top left of their shirts.

All-time record revenue: 960 million euros | FC Barcelona
This budget forecasts all-time record club revenue of 960 million euros, and expenses of 929 million euros, with a net after-tax profit of 11 million euros. This is in line with the Strategic Plan to reach 1,000 million euros by 2021, and also reflects the basic principles behind the way the board is governing the club. The EBITDA ratio is also in keeping with the limits set by the Statutes.

Barça Legends kick off youth football tournament in Kolkata | FC Barcelona
The Barça Legends, in Kolkata, India ahead of Friday’s match against local outfit Mohun Bagan AC Legends, helped inaugurate a youth football tournament there while continuing to get acclimated to the high heat and humidity. Kickoff of Friday’s match is at 7.00pm local time.