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FC Barcelona News: 25 December 2019; Ernesto Valverde Gives Interview, Barcelona Eying Angel Gomes

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Ernesto Valverde: ‘Messi approaches perfection” | FC Barcelona
2019 comes to an end and amidst all the success, a few names spring to mind. The first, of course, is none other than Leo Messi who scored a total of 50 goals in the calendar year, claimed his sixth Ballon d’Or and his sixth Golden Shoe. A player from another galaxy coached by Ernesto Valverde who sat down with the Club’s official media to look back over the last 12 months in an exclusive interview.

Ernesto Valverde: ‘So far so good’ | FC Barcelona
As 2019 gives way to 2020, Ernesto Valverde has spoken exclusively to the club media. The FC Barcelona coach looks back at the highs and lows of the year just ending, and also looks ahead to the year to come.

Barcelona to make attempt to sign Neymar from PSG in summer - sources | ESPN
The Barca hierarchy believes that Neymar is the natural replacement for Lionel Messi. The club believe it will be easier to bring Neymar back to Camp Nou once Messi is gone, given that Neymar has already played there and there are not too many players at his level.

Barcelona want Manchester United teen Angel Gomes | Football Espana
Angel Gomes has stalled on signing a new contract at Manchester United and Barcelona are reportedly keen on a deal. The 19-year-old has broken into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team squad this season, making five appearances including three starts in the Europa League to date.

Getafe’s final push for Alena | Marca
In recent weeks, Getafe have not hidden their desire to acquire Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena in the January transfer window. The 21-year-old is liked by Jose Bordalas and Getafe president Angel Torres, who was clear when asked about his thoughts on Alena.

When is the next El Clasico? The dates of Real Madrid vs Barcelona 2019-20 fixtures | Goal
The next Clasico, which is the second of the 2019-20 season, will take place on March 1, 2020 at the Santiago Bernabeu. The first Liga Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid in the 2019-20 campaign – originally set to be played on October 26 – was postponed and was rescheduled for December 18 following political unrest in the region.

Laporta: Pique would make an ideal Barcelona president | Marca
Joan Laporta has admitted that he’s planning to run for Barcelona presidency again in the near future. Laporta was in charge of the club between 2003 and 2010 and oversaw the most successful era in its history.