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FC Barcelona News: 14 July 2019; Preseason Begins With Medicals, Antoine Griezmann’s Lawyer Pushes Back

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Back to work! | FC Barcelona
The 2019/20 preseason is under way! Bright and early this Sunday at 9.00am CEST, fourteen members of the first team and five from Barça B were back at the club for their routine medical examinations, which included body composition, cardio and biomedical tests.

Griezmann’s lawyer comes out against Atletico Madrid: They are acting in bad faith | Marca
Karian is surprised by the decisions and statements of Atletico, he told L’Equipe. ”Antoine is very disappointed by the attitude of Atletico and their leaders, who are acting in bad faith and are communicating the opposite of what they told him in person,” Karian said.

Griezmann hopes to ‘help make Barça even greater’ | FC Barcelona
Antoine Griezmann is in Barcelona, and no sooner had the French striker touched down in the Catalan capital than he was addressing the Barça TV microphones. “I’m very happy” he said. “And looking forward to working with the squad and meeting my new team-mates. It’s a new challenge, with new targets. I hope I can do as well as I have been doing for my club and country.”

Minguella: While Griezmann’s at Barcelona, I won’t go to Camp Nou | Sport
We have to remember that last year some of Griezmann’s agents met with Barcelona’s people at a restaurant in Tibidabo and reached an agreement. He had the possibility to go back on that, that’s clear, but I think the way he did it -- and many socios think the same -- was not correct. The proof is in how he was received at Camp Nou (when he returned still at Atletico Madrid). I don’t think it was the right way to do it and for that reason, while he’s at Barcelona, I will not go to the stadium.

Dembele doesn’t want to leave Barcelona despite Bayern interest | Sport
Ousmane Dembele is one of the most expensive assets Barcelona have in their squad. He is young, has a long career ahead of him and huge individual talent. Ernesto Valverde has tried to polish the player with the aim of getting the best out of him. So far, he has only managed to do so in spells.

Barcelona sending mixed messages over Philippe Coutinho future, says Kia Joorabchian | Sky Sports
Philippe Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian says he is getting mixed messages from Barcelona regarding the future of the Brazilian attacking midfielder. Joorabchian says Barcelona have assured him they are not planning to sell Coutinho but claims he has also heard that his client is being offered to other clubs by a representative with close ties to the Catalan club.

Neymar raises new speculation about Barca with social media post | Eurosport
Neymar posted a video featuring himself in a Barcelona shirt on social media on Saturday, raising more speculation that the Paris St Germain forward might return to his former club, but his public relations company said he would show up in Paris on Monday. The injured Neymar has been in his native Brazil supporting their victory over Peru in the Copa America final, missing pre-season training with PSG.

Five Barça B players called up for the first team’s 2019-20 preseason | Sport
Barcelona will begin the 2019-20 season on Sunday when the majority of the squad return for preseason training. Fourteen first team players are due back in at he Ciutat Esportiva for testing, while the South Americans are still off following the Copa America.