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FC Barcelona News: 14 October 2019; Right-Back Search Begins, Barcelona Open to Ivan Rakitic Departure

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Barcelona make right-back transfer priority | Football Espana
Barcelona have made signing a new right-back their priority for next year’s transfer plans, according to a report in Marca. Nelson Semedo is the fist choice in the position at the moment but it is claimed that the club’s board and management believe the area needs upgrading.

Barcelona are open to Ivan Rakitic departure in January | Football Espana
Barcelona are considering selling midfielder Ivan Rakitic during the January transfer window. The Croatian international has been linked with a move away from Ernesto Valverde’s side for the last 12 months, after the club stalled on offering him a contract extension this summer.

Barça’s future? Why everyone is speaking about Las Palmas star Pedri | Sport
On the day that Pedri was born, the only thing people were talking about in Barcelona was Figo’s return to Camp Nou as a Real Madrid player. Elena Gomez had become Spain’s queen of gymnastics and Bodiroga starred in a Barça basketball team which won the Euroliga for the first time in their history.

Barcelona to offer Ansu Fati bumper new contract | Football Espana
Barcelona are set to offer a new long-term contract to Ansu Fati to increase his release clause at the club to €100m, say reports. El Mundo Deportivo lead their Monday coverage with the news that the Catalan giants will ‘protect’ the teenage star by offering him a new deal on improved terms.

Leo Messi will receive European Golden Shoe on Wednesday in Barcelona
Barcelona forward Messi has dominated the prize. This is the sixth time he has won it (2009/2010, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and now 2018/2019), including in each of the last three years. No one has won it more. | Sport

Barcelona offer support to jailed Catalan separatist leaders | ESPN
Barcelona have announced their support for the nine separatist leaders from Catalonia handed prison terms of between nine and 13 years over their role in a failed bid for independence from Spain.

Laporta doesn’t think Barcelona’s statement went far enough | Marca
Barcelona released a statement on Monday condemning the ruling from the supreme court that sentenced nine Catalan political leaders to jail terms between nine and 13 years, but former president Joan Laporta isn’t happy with it. He wanted the club to go further and to offer greater support to the prisoners and their families.

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