FC Barcelona improves Ansu Fati’s contract and raises his buyout clause | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Ansu Fati have reached an agreement to improve the player’s contract through to 30 June 2022, extendable by two further seasons, and his buyout clause has been raised from 100 to 170 million euros. That clause will be increased to 400 million euros when the player signs a pro contract as full-time member of the Barça first team.
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Bori Fati, Ansu’s father: Why would he leave in January? He’s learning from the best | Marca
Ansu Fati’s father, Bori Fati, doesn’t plan on seeing his son leave Barcelona in the winter transfer window. The teenager burst onto the scene this season under Ernesto Valverde and although first team minutes have been limited, his family are happy that he’s making progress.
Messi to display Ballon d’Or award before kickoff for Barça vs. Mallorca | FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi will display his sixth Ballon d’Or award to fans at the Camp Nou before kickoff in the game between FC Barcelona and RCD Mallorca, which takes place this Saturday. The Argentine received the honour this past Monday in a gala in Paris, in which his achievements last season were recognised, and now he gets the opportunity to bring the award home to the stadium and receive the ovation from the fans.
Zanetti: Messi deserved to win the Ballon d’Or | Marca
Former Inter defender Javier Zanetti believes Leo Messi’s Ballon d’Or prize was fully merited. Many felt that Virgil van Dijk was more deserving of the award after winning the Champions League with Liverpool last season.
Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid escape punishment over fans’ chanting | Sky Sports
Atletico Madrid have avoided punishment after their supporters targeted Antoine Griezmann with abusive chants in their La Liga clash with Barcelona. Griezmann was making his first return to the Wanda Metropolitano since his £108m move to the Nou Camp in the summer transfer window, and he was booed throughout the match last Sunday.
Petit: I experienced racism in the Barcelona dressing room | Marca
Former Barcelona midfielder Emmanuel Petit has revealed that he experienced racism during his spell at the Blaugrana. The Frenchman joined the Catalan side back in 2000 and stayed for one season before moving to Chelsea.
Barcelona ‘alarm’ over multiple muscular injuries | Football Espana
Barcelona are alarmed over the number of recurring muscular injuries their players have sustained this season, say Diario AS. The report cites four players - Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Ousmane Dembele - as being included in the list of muscular injuries in recent months.
Sources: Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard ruled out of El Clasico with injury | ESPN
Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard will miss El Clasico after medical tests revealed he has a fracture in his right ankle, sources have told ESPN. The Belgium international, ranked the No. 3 winger in ESPN FC 100, sustained the injury in Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last month.
Marcelo out for Real Madrid for El Clasico clash | Football Espana
Real Madrid full-back Marcelo looks set to be ruled out of El Clasico against Barcelona this month, according to Marca. The report claims that the defender has sustained muscular injury in the soleus and is now set to be out of action for up to three weeks - his fourth injury of the campaign.