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FC Barcelona News: 13 February 2019; Jean-Clair Todibo Impresses in Training, Edwin van der Sar Talks Frenkie de Jong

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Valverde pleasantly surprised by Todibo’s immediate impact at Barça | Sport
Jean-Clair Todibo was, until recently, unknown to the majority of football fans. Even those that dedicate their heart and soul to the game. That wasn’t the case for Barcelona, who saw an opportunity on the market, a win-win situation: the financial investment is low and, for that reason, the risk is, too. He’s almost guaranteed to yield a return, either on the pitch or in the bank.

Barcelona president: La Liga should play 3 games outside of Spain | ESPN
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has suggested that La Liga should host three games per season overseas.The prospect of staging games abroad has been contentious in Spain ever since La Liga signed a 15-year agreement with entertainment company Relevent Sports designed to promote the sport and La Liga in North America in August last year.

US investment funds loan 140 million euros to Barcelona | Marca
Barcelona have secured a 140 million euro loan from two US investment funds, with 1.5 percent interest for the next five years. The Catalans, who used to get such money boost through several deals with major banks, have assured that the financial situation of the club is stable.

Iribar: Ter Stegen is spectacular | Marca
If there is anyone who knows what it means for a goalkeeper to put themselves on the line it is Jose Angel Iribar, the Athletic Club goalkeeping legend, who was blown away with Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s performance for Barcelona at San Mames. The Catalans could only manage a draw in Bilbao but, had it not been for the German things could have been a lot worse.

Van der Sar: Barça signing De Jong reminds me of Isco and Hazard | Sport
While he’s sad to see talent like De Jong leave, former goalkeeper van der Sar, now Ajax’s chief executive, says it’s the reality which the Dutch club must live in. ”You want to build your own team for the highest level and that happens more with teams that stay together,” he said.

The ABC of Lyon vs Barça | FC Barcelona
Put yourself to the test with 26 questions for the 26 letters of the alphabet. Be warned! You can only move on to the next letter if you get the previous question correct.

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