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FC Barcelona News: 24 December 2019; Loan Likely for Jean-Clair Todibo, Konrad De La Fuente Contract Talks Stall

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Leaders of the year | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona closed 2019 as leader of LaLiga, although there’s still one game of the first round to be played. That will be on Saturday, January 4 at Espanyol, at the conclusion of which the winter champion will be known. Even so, Barça are the team that have led the table for the most matches throughout the calendar year.

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus are best paid squads in all of sports - survey | ESPN
The 10th edition of the Global Sports Salaries study by placed Barcelona top of the list with an average basic salary of a first-team player of $12.8 million. That figure is down on last year when Barcelona were also first with an average of $13.7m, swelled by the basic pay check of Lionel Messi, which exceeds $65m.

De Jong: I never doubted I could play alongside Messi & Suarez at Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong says he never doubted he would be able to make the step up after joining the Catalan champions from Ajax this summer. The 22-year-old made the switch from Amsterdam after playing a starring role in the Eredivisie side’s run to the Champions League semi-finals last year, though he did take some time to adapt to his new surroundings in La Liga.

Barcelona will loan but not sell Jean-Clair Todibo | Football Espana
Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo is likely to leave the club on loan in January but a permanent exit has been ruled out. That is according to a report in El Mundo Deportivo, which claims that the defender has proposals from teams in Germany, Italy , England and France.

Carles Perez will remain registered as a Barcelona B player until the end of the season | Marca
Carles Perez will remain registered as a Barcelona B team player until the end of the season, but will be able to join the first team whenever needed. The 21-year-old had a clause in his contract which stipulated that he would automatically become a first-team player upon making seven appearances under Ernesto Valverde.

U.S. youth Konrad De La Fuente stalls Barcelona talks, wants to join Klinsmann - sources | ESPN
De la Fuente, 18, has been in talks with Barca over a contract extension for several months. The forward’s terms expire in the summer but club sources said in November they were confident of striking an agreement with the U.S. youth international.

Javier Tebas gets another four-year term as La Liga president | ESPN
Javier Tebas was reelected president of La Liga on Monday with a four-year mandate, after running unopposed. Tebas has led the Spanish football league since 2013 and resigned earlier in December to trigger new elections.

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