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FC Barcelona News: 5 April 2019; Lionel Messi Wins Monthly Award, Barcelona Extend Youngster

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Leo Messi, chosen as best player in La Liga for March | FC Barcelona
His quality and desire to win never fades, and Lionel Messi had a March to remember. The performances of the No. 10 have earned him the best player in the League award for that month. Barça’s captain scored six goals in the four league games played in March, against Rayo Vallecano, Betis and Espanyol, as well as providing an assist.

Barcelona ready to offer Lionel Messi new contract | Sky Sports
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says he is determined to ensure Lionel Messi remains a “one-club man” forever and is ready to offer him a new contract. Messi, who joined Barcelona as a 13-year-old, signed a new four-year contract at the Nou Camp in November 2017 but Bartomeu says the club are already looking to extend that deal.

The lowdown on Atlético Madrid | FC Barcelona
Founded by Basques living in the Spanish capital (hence the name and red and white shirts modeled on hose of Athletic Club) Atlético Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in the world. But competing in the same league as the even more gargantuan Real Madrid and FC Barcelona means trophies have been harder to come by than one would expect for a club of such stature.

Barcelona legend Iniesta reveals Champions League regret | Goal
Andres Iniesta admits he has some regrets that he did not win the Champions League more often with Barcelona. One of Barca’s greatest modern players, Iniesta left the club at the end of last season after spending more than 22 years with the youth teams and senior side at Camp Nou.

Barcelona ‘prepared to sell’ Samuel Umtiti to Manchester United | Football Espana
Barcelona are prepared to sell defender Samuel Umtiti to Manchester United this summer should a €70m offer or more come in, say Diario Sport. The France international has missed five months of this season with a knee injury but is widely regarded as one of the finest defenders in world football.

Frenkie de Jong: “PSG were a good option for me” | Football Espana
Future Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong admitted Paris Saint-Germain were ‘a really good option’ to join. The Dutch international will join the Catalan giants in an €86m deal from Ajax this summer after prolonged speculation regarding his future.

Barcelona tie down Ilaix until 2022 | marca
Barcelona starlet Ilaix Moriba has extended his contract until 2022, putting pen-to-paper on his new deal on Thursday. The 16-year-old is regarded as one of La Masia’s brightest talents, which is why the club were eager to tie him down to a long-term deal.

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