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FC Barcelona News: 17 January 2020; Quique Setien Debut Approaching, Arturo Vidal Set to Stay

FC Barcelona v Club Atletico de Madrid - Supercopa de Espana: Semi Final Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images

Xavi: Barcelona offer came too soon for me | ESPN
Xavi Hernandez has confirmed he turned down an offer to coach Barcelona as it is “too soon” in his managerial career. The Barcelona legend was considered for the position after the club sacked Ernesto Valverde on Monday.

Iniesta: A coaching partnership with Xavi at Barcelona doesn’t sound bad at all! | Goal
Andres Iniesta admits he is open to the possibility of forming a coaching partnership with fellow Barcelona icon Xavi Hernandez. Xavi recently turned down the top job at Camp Nou before Quique Setien eventually replaced the sacked Ernesto Valverde earlier this week.

QUIZ TIME: FC Barcelona debuts as coach | FC Barcelona
A debut day is always a special day. Next Sunday, Quique Setién takes charge of Barça for the first time as Granada visit the Camp Nou. He’s following in the footsteps of the likes of Ernesto Valverde, Luis Enrique, Tata Martino, Tito Vilanova and Pep Guardiola. But do you remember how each of those managers got on in their first games? Did they win, lose or draw?

Messi didn’t need anything from me at Barcelona - Ronaldinho | Goal
Ronaldinho believes Lionel Messi didn’t need anything from him while he was breaking through at Barcelona. The 2002 World Cup winner arrived at Camp Nou in 2003 and was at the club when a teenage Messi began working his way into the Catalans’ first-team.

Inter switch focus away from Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal | Football Espana
Following the arrival of Quique Setien as Ernesto Valverde’s successor at the Nou Camp this week, Barcelona aren’t open to allowing an exit for Vidal and so he is now expected to stay until the end of the season, as reported by Mundo Deportivo.

Lautaro Martinez happy at Inter amid Barcelona rumours | Football Espana
Inter forward Lautaro Martinez has played down talk of an exit amid speculation linking him with Barcelona. The 22-year-old has scored 15 goals and provided three assists in 24 appearances so far this season, leading the Nerazzurri’s Serie A title charge.

The saga developing between Barcelona and Boca Juniors regarding Ramos Mingo | Marca
Barcelona have been determined in their attempts to sign Boca Juniors’ promising centre-back Santiago Ramos Mingo, but they have made the Argentine club anxious in doing so. The defender has just turned 18 years old and, given that he hasn’t signed a professional contract with Boca, he is free to leave the club, so long as the team he joins pays his training fees.

FC Barcelona and FBS sign new global partnership agreement | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and FBS have reached a new global partnership agreement, whereby the broker specializing in Forex trading is to become the soccer club’s Official Trading Partner for the next four years, through 30 June 2024. This partnership will be a boost to Barça’s global commercial strategy, as part of the consolidation of its international expansion to ensure it continues to be a benchmark club both on and off the field.

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