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FC Barcelona News: 6 July 2019; Frenkie De Jong Presented, Sergi Palencia Sold to Saint-Étienne

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FC Barcelona Unveil New Player Frenkie de Jong Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

De Jong: ‘The decision to come to FC Barcelona was very easy’ | FC Barcelona
Amidst great expectation, Frenkie De Jong was presented as FC Barcelona’s latest signing on Friday. The Dutch star took to the pitch at the Camp Nou on a very special day, and then shared his thoughts on the exciting occasion in a press conference.

De Jong pulls on Barça shirt for first time | FC Barcelona
At the Llotja President Suñol, accompanied by Josep Maria Bartomeu, De Jong put pen to paper on a contract that will keep him at FC Barcelona for the next five seasons. The former Ajax player then held up his new shirt, with ‘F. De Jong’ on the reverse, to pose alongside his family and members of the board.

Josep Maria Bartomeu: “Griezmann interests us” | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu spoke to the media on Friday afternoon, ahead of the official presentation of Frenkie De Jong. He addressed several matters involving the club, including the possibility of Barça signing Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, saying that “On Thursday there was a meeting between FC Barcelona CEO Òscar Grau, and Atletico Madrid CEO Àngel Gil Marín. He is a player who interests us.”

Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Griezmann: A heated signing | Marca
Many thought that Antoine Griezmann’s move would move closer to completion once his release clause fell from 200 to 120 million euros, but his situation is now more unstable than ever. Things have turned sour between the player, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, but where exactly does each party stand?

Barcelona ‘disrespectful’ in Antoine Greizmann pursuit, says Atletico Madrid | Sky Sports
Atletico Madrid have labelled Barcelona “disrespectful” over their pursuit of Antoine Greizmann in response to comments made by club president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Atletico have ordered Griezmann to report for pre-season training despite him declaring two months ago he was leaving the club, and accused the France striker of showing them a lack of respect for negotiating a move to Barcelona.

De Telegraaf: Barcelona tried to sign Overmars as technical director | Marca
Barcelona made a move to replace current director of football Pep Segura with former player and current Ajax director of football Marc Overmars. Segura’s stay as Barcelona’s sporting director hung in the balance as one of his top trustees, vice-president Jordi Mestre, resigned on Wednesday.

Agreement with Saint-Etienne for transfer of Sergi Palencia | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire have reached an agreement for the sale of Sergi Palencia to the French club. The fee for the player is 2 million euros, plus 1 million in variables. Barça will also receive 20% of any future fee paid for the sale of Palencia by Saint-Étienne.

Barça showcase their own typography, FC Barcelona Play | FC Barcelona
From season 2019/20, Barça will have their own typography (a design of letters and numbers), called FC Barcelona Play, which stands out for being more expressive. The intention is for it to become a new identification element of the club, known for its personality and uniqueness.