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FC Barcelona News: 3 June 2019; Luis Suarez Joins Uruguay, Two Named in UCL Squad of the Season

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Luis Suárez Medical Communiqué | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez has completed his readjustment phase at FC Barcelona and joins the Uruguay team to continue the process ready for his inclusion in the team. The Uruguayan forward had surgery on May 9, an arthroscopy on the right knee due to an internal meniscal injury. The approximate time of recovery is between four and six weeks, as reported by the Club’s medical services.

Two Barcelona players included in Champions League squad of the season | Marca
The two Barcelona representatives are Lionel Messi and Marc-Andre ter Stegen, joined by six Liverpool players, five from Ajax, three from Tottenham, two from Manchester City and one from Olympique Lyonnais and another from Juventus.

Champions League Pot 1 decided | FC Barcelona
Liverpool won the 2018/19 Champions League, but in just over three weeks from now it starts all over again as the 2019/20 gets under way with the first round of preliminary games – to be followed by three further rounds of qualifying matches and then the playoff to decide which six teams will be joining the 26 clubs that are already assured of a place in the group stage.

‘Ernesto is spectacular’ - Guardiola backs under-fire Valverde to remain at Barca | Goal
Under-fire Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is still the right man to lead the club forward, according to Pep Guardiola. The Blaugrana successfully retained the Liga title this season, finishing 10 points clear of runners-up Atletico Madrid and 19 ahead of arch-rivals Real Madrid.

Barcelona offer players for Real Betis wing-back Junior Firpo | Football Espana
Barcelona will offer two players plus cash in exchange for Real Betis full-back Junior Firpo, according to a report in Diario Sport. The Dominican-born defender only made his first-team debut at Los Verdiblancos in early 2018 but has now established himself as a regular starter, making 43 appearances.

‘Great offer’ could prise Barcelona target Rodrigo from Valencia’s clutches | Goal
Valencia have no intention of parting with highly-rated forward Rodrigo, but head coach Marcelino has admitted to Goal that a “great offer” for a man being linked with Barcelona could alter that stance. The 28-year-old Brazil-born Spain international has enjoyed two productive campaigns in Spain.

Door opens for Barça’s Coutinho to move to Paris Saint-Germain | Sport
That the relationship between Barça and PSG is not good should not provide a problem as the Catalans look to bring in money for signings this summer. The experience of last summer, when there was almost an agreement for Ivan Rakitic, before the player himself put the brakes on, shows the hostility will not affect business.

Liverpool chief Werner: Coutinho probably regrets leaving for Barcelona | Marca
Philippe Coutinho has only been away from Liverpool for 18 months, but since then he has seen the Reds reach two Champions League finals and win one of them.In the view of the English club’s chairman Tom Werner, the Brazilian may be regretting his decision to move away from Anfield.

Griezmann coy on club future amid Barcelona links | Goal
Antoine Griezmann refused to be drawn on his club future after helping France to a friendly win over Bolivia on Sunday. Griezmann announced last month he would be leaving Atletico Madrid after five seasons at the LaLiga club, with reports linking the forward with a move to Barcelona or Premier League giants Manchester United.

‘De Ligt should choose Guardiola over Messi’ – Van Gaal urges Man City move & Barcelona snub | Goal
Matthijs de Ligt has been told to “choose Pep Guardiola over Lionel Messi”, with Louis van Gaal advising the Ajax defender to opt for a move to Manchester City rather than one to Barcelona.The 19-year-old centre-half has several options to consider heading towards the summer transfer window.