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FC Barcelona News: 11 July 2019; Lionel Messi Wins ESPY, Victor Valdes Set for Barcelona Return

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Barcelona resigned to paying Griezmann’s release clause | Marca
Barcelona have started contacting banks as they look to sign Antoine Griezmann for 120 million euros in the coming days. The Catalan side had looked to negotiate with Atletico Madrid in order to try and pay the sum in installments, but Los Rojiblancos were unwilling to allow Barcelona to do this.

Five years since the arrival of Luis Suárez to Barça | FC Barcelona
On 11 July 2014, FC Barcelona reached an agreement with Liverpool and the signing of Luis Suárez was announced. Five years later, the Uruguayan has become one of the key players in the team and the fifth highest scorer in the history of the club, with 177 goals in 247 games. He has won 13 titles whilst at Barça.

Top 10 quotes from De Jong’s interview | FC Barcelona
Excited, expectant and keen to prove his worth, Frenkie De Jong has arrived at FC Barcelona and is already settling into his new home. The Dutch midfielder has just enjoyed a cracking season at Ajax, and is now one of the most talked about players in the world.

USWNT named best team; Messi, Ibra win ESPYs | ESPN
Messi was named Best International Men’s Soccer Player after leading his club to yet another Spanish crown this season, scoring 36 goals in 34 Liga appearances. The 32-year-old added a further 12 goals in 10 Champions League matches before seeing Barcelona losing out to eventual winners Liverpool in the semifinals.

Neymar’s return to Barcelona wanted by Rivaldo | Goal
Neymar’s potential return to Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain has been given the seal of approval by Brazil and Blaugrana great Rivaldo.A PSG exit for the 27-year-old forward looks increasingly likely this summer, two years after his world-record €222 million move to the Ligue 1 champions from Barca.

Revealed: Barça’s third choice goalkeeper shirt | Sport
The shirt has black sleeves but is predominantly yellow across the chest area. There are also blue and pink patches at the top and bottom. It’s an unusual style from Nike but due to it being the third choice kit, it’s unlikely to be used more than once by either Ter Stegen or Neto.

Victor Valdes set to return to Barcelona as an academy coach | Marca
Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is to return to the Blaugrana to coach one of the club’s youth teams. The Juvenil A team, which was coached by Denis Silva, didn’t meet expectations after getting knocked out from the UEFA Youth League in the semi-finals by Chelsea, after they couldn’t win the Division de Honor title and after they were also eliminated from the Copa del Rey.