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FC Barcelona News: 13 January 2019; Squad Named for Eibar Clash, Striker Search Intensified

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PREVIEW: FC Barcelona v Eibar | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona face Eibar in the first of three games in a week at Camp Nou. With wins in the last five games and the same number of points separating them from Atlético Madrid in second place going into thr week, things are looking great for Ernesto Valverde and his team.

The squad to welcome Eibar to Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Barça manager Ernesto Valverde has called upon 18 players to dress for Sunday’s first home match of 2019, against Eibar at 6.30pm CET. Here’s the list: Ter Stegen, N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Denis Suárez, Coutinho, Arthur, Suárez, Messi, O. Dembélé, Cillessen, Lenglet, Murillo, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, Aleñá and Vidal.

Barcelona boss Valverde wants replacement for Sevilla-bound Munir | ESPN
Ernesto Valverde has said Barcelona are looking to bring in a new striker in January after selling Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla. Munir, whose contract was due to expire in the summer, joined Barca’s title rivals in a deal worth €1 million on Friday. His exit means Luis Suarez is now the only centre forward in Valverde’s squad.

‘Unlucky’ Coutinho can play together with Dembele - Valverde | Goal
Philippe Coutinho has been unlucky, according to Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde, and could be in line for more playing time alongside Ousmane Dembele. Just over a year ago, Coutinho made a much-awaited move to Camp Nou from Liverpool, coming to La Liga with a £107 million ($138m) price tag from Anfield.

Neymar’s father dismisses reports he begged Barcelona to re-sign PSG star as ‘fake news’ | ESPN
Neymar’s father has said a report in Spain which claimed he has been begging Barcelona to re-sign his son from Paris Saint-Germain is “fake news.” El Mundo published a story on Friday declaring that Neymar Sr. has been in touch with the Catalan club at least five times in an attempt to engineer a return to Camp Nou.

Munir: I will always carry Barcelona in my heart | Marca
Following the completion of his move to Sevilla, Munir El Haddadi has written a heartfelt letter on social media as he thanks his former side, Barcelona.The 23-year-old underwent his medical and signed his contract on Saturday morning, where he will wear the No. 19 shirt for Pablo Machin’s side.

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