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FC Barcelona News: 18 July 2019; Marc Cucurella Moves on to Getafe, Ansu Fati Extends Barcelona Contract

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A double session on Wednesday | FC Barcelona
On Wednesday, just as on Monday, the first team have a double training session. During the morning, Ernesto Valverde’s squad trained on Pitch 2 at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, and they were joined by Iñaki Peña, Araujo, Monchu, Collado and C. Pérez from Barça B.

Bartomeu visits first team workout | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona trained for the second time of the day on Wednesday—on day three of the preseason—in an afternoon workout at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The session was attended by the president of FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Valverde has high expectations for €224m trio De Jong, Griezmann & Neto at Barca | Goal
Ernesto Valverde is expecting a swift impact from €224 million (£202m/$251m) trio Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong and Neto at Barcelona. France star Griezmann became the Liga champions’ third major signing of the close-season last Friday, after Barca paid his €120m release clause at Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona to sign Santos playmaker Tailson as free agent | Football Espana
Barcelona are close to reaching an agreement for young Santos playmaker Tailson Pinto Goncalves, according to Diario Sport. The 20-year-old is set to join the Catalan giants on a three-year contract and is coming to the end of his current deal with the Brazilian outfit, meaning that he will move on a free transfer.

Barcelona sell Cucurella to Getafe just hours after re-signing him from Eibar | Goal
Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar. Sources close to the Catalan club have confirmed to Goal that Cucurella will seal a permanent move to their Liga rivals in a deal worth up to €10 million (£9m/$11m).

PSG view Neymar staying as almost unviable | Sport
He’s not Rabiot. Unlike with the midfielder, Nasser Al-Khelaifi knows Ney must be sold. He would love to send Neymar to another side than Barcelona, but that seems improbable. Neymar has worked tirelessly to make the deal with Barcelona a possibility. Staying in Brazil a week longer than he should have shows he’s willing to push it to make something happen.

Barcelona’s Rafinha Alcantara hopeful on Valencia | Football Espana
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara is hopeful the club and Valencia will reach an agreement over his transfer, say Diario Sport. It has been claimed in previous that the Catalan giants are requesting a transfer fee of €15m for the midfielder, but Los Che are hopeful of reducing this amount.

La Masia starlet Ansu Fati finally extends his Barcelona contract | Sport
Ansu Fati (16 years old), the top goal scorer in the U19 league last season, has renewed his contract with FC Barcelona for three more years with the option for two more. It’s not been an easy extension for Barça to get over the line because the exciting winger had plenty of offers to leave the club.