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FC Barcelona News: 15 October 2019; Internationals Begin to Return, Samuel Umtiti Trains

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Rakitic, Arthur and De Jong rejoin the group | FC Barcelona
The second training session of the week after the break for international commitments. On Monday Todibo returned, and on Tuesday morning it was the turn of Rakitic, Arthur and De Jong, after their matches for Croatia, Brazil and the Netherlands, respectively.

Umtiti takes part in Barcelona training | Marca
Samuel Umtiti completed part of Barcelona’s training session on Monday ahead of their game at Eibar. The Blaugrana face the Basques on Saturday and the Frenchman could return to action and make his debut for this season, one month after picking up a metatarsal injury.

When and where to watch Eibar-Barça | FC Barcelona
After the international break, La Liga returns, and Barça will visit Ipurua on Saturday to face Eibar. The match can be followed minute by minute on the club’s Match Center and through official social network profiles.

Ansu Fati candidate for ‘Golden Boy’ award | FC Barcelona
Italian sports paper ‘Tuttosport’ has announced its 20 man shortlist for the ‘Golden Boy’ award for players born in 1999 or after (20 years old or under). On the list we find none other than Ansu Fati representing FC Barcelona.

Lionel Messi gets the Cirque du Soleil treatment: A surreal tribute to the Barca legend | ESPN
Lionel Messi looked at Luis Suarez and, in amazement and in unison, they both rose to their feet and applauded what they’d just seen: a tightrope walker pulling out a ladder, placing it on the rope and climbing it with her hands.

Juventus rule out Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic | Football Espana
Juventus have ruled themselves out of the running to sign Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic in the January transfer window. The Croatian international has been linked with a move away from Ernesto Valverde’s side in recent months, after the club stalled on offering him a contract extension this summer.

Barcelona eye RB Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi | Football Espana
Barcelona are prepared to splash out €8m to sign Germany Under-17 international striker Karim Adeyemi, report El Mundo Deportivo. The 17-year-old joined Red Bull Salzburg in the summer of 2018 and is currently playing for their feeder club FC Liefering in the second tier of Austrian football.

Barcelona to look to River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo? | Football Espana
Barcelona could look to River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo as a future replacement for Ernesto Valverde, reports suggest. South American football writer Tim Vickery, writing in ESPN FC, argues that the Argentine is the ideal replacement for Valverde at the Camp Nou due to his coaching methods.

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