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FC Barcelona News: 7 June 2019; Carles Alena Cut by U-21 Team, Thomas Vermaelen Set for Olympiacos

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Seven things you need to know about the World Cup in France | FC Barcelona
Barça, however, is the most represented club, with 15 players from the 2018/19 squad taking part: Paños, Marta Torrejón, Andrea Pereira, María León, Leila, Aitana, Vicky, Alexia, Patri, Mariona, Martens, Van der Gragt, Duggan, Andressa Alves, and Oshoala. Olympique Lyonnais is second with 14 players.

3-1: Frenkie De Jong runs the show as Holland beat England | Sport
Frenkie de Jong once again showed why Barça decided to secure his signature as he ran the show for Holland against England. The midfielder led by example as his team came from behind to secure their place in Sunday’s Nations League final.

‘It’s up to him’ - De Jong hoping for De Ligt reunion at Barcelona | Goal
Frenkie de Jong is hopeful Netherlands team-mate and Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt will join him at Barcelona. De Ligt is one of the most sought-after players in the transfer market, having captained Ajax to the semi-finals of the Champions League despite still being a teenager.

Alena and Cucurella fail to make Spain U21’s final squad | Marca
Luis de la Fuente has opted to leave out Carles Alena and Marc Cucurella from his 23-man squad list for the European Under-21 Championship this summer. Cucurella had initially replaced Brahim Diaz, who had to withdraw due to a muscle injury, while Alena has made just one previous appearance for the U21s.

Former Barça defender Vermaelen to undergo a medical at Olympiacos | Sport
Despite his poor injury reckon, Olympiacos value the quality of the centre back highly. He rose to fame at Arsenal before joining FC Barcelona. Whilst his performances were rarely anything other than good, he didn’t manage to make many squads due to constant injury problems.

Barça set to battle Real Madrid over Cordoba youngster Andrés Martín | Sport
It isn’t only in the first team at FC Barcelona where they are expecting a lot of movement this summer. According to SPORT sources, Barça B are after Cordoba forward Andres Martin. He’s been recommended by Bakero and the cost of a deal would be around €4m. That would be the second signing after Reis already joined for a little over €3m.