Dembélé to undergo surgery on Tuesday | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona player Ousmane Dembélé will undergo surgery on Tuesday, 11 February in Turku, Finland, to treat a rupture to the proximal tendon of his right hamstring. Once the operation has been concluded, further information will be given regarding his approximate recovery time.
Who is Sakari Orava, the doctor that will operate on Dembele? | Sport
Sakari Orava is the doctor who will operate on Ousmane Dembele in Finland next week after Barcelona confirmed the forward ruptured a tendon in the win over Getafe, ruling him out for up to four months. Dembele is in good hands, though. Orava is a prestigious doctor, recognised across the world, who has worked with some of the biggest sporting stars.
PREVIEW | Athletic Club v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
After eliminating Ibiza (1-2) and Leganés (5-0), Quique Setién’s team have a major challenge ahead in order to reach the Copa del Rey semifinals: eliminate Athletic Club at San Mamés (Thursday, February 6, 9.00pm CET).
Lionel Messi: Will Barcelona legend leave Nou Camp after bust-up? | Sky Sports
Messi and Barcelona have been a golden combination for the best part of two decades. But after calling out sporting director Eric Abidal on social media this week, and with a clause in his contract allowing him to leave on a free this summer, there are suggestions a break-up could be on the cards.
Sources: Messi wants peace after ugly Barcelona crisis with Abidal | ESPN
Barcelona are hopeful of moving on from Tuesday’s war of words between Lionel Messi and sporting director Eric Abidal after club president Josep Maria Bartomeu held clear-the-air talks with both men, sources have told ESPN. Bartomeu returned early from an event with the European Union in Brussels on Wednesday for a two-hour meeting with Abidal and CEO Oscar Grau. He had earlier spoken with Messi on the phone on three separate occasions.
Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal ‘on the edge of the abyss’ | Football Espana
Eric Abidal is on ‘the edge of the abyss’ at Barcelona and could lose his job as sporting director at the club, according to reports. Marca cite Catalan radio station RAC1 as carrying the news that the Frenchman is on the brink of being dismissed and is set to meet with the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu today.
Barcelona hold €40m buyback option on Braga striker Abel Ruiz | Football Espana
Barcelona have an option to re-sign striker Abel Ruiz for a €40m fee after selling him to Braga for €8m, reports Cadena Ser.The frontman has joined the Portuguese club initially on a loan deal until the end of the season, when the deal will then be processed permanently for €8m.