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FC Barcelona News: 13 September 2020; Koeman starts with a win, Konrad debuts

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors

FC Barcelona v Gimnastic de Tarragona - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

FC Barcelona 3-1 Gimnàstic Tarragona: Promising start to the Koeman era | FC Barcelona

Barcelona got off to a good start under new manager Ronald Koeman. The team beat Nastic 3-1 in their first pre-season friendly on Saturday.

Koeman reveals plans for a more defensive Barcelona after pre-season win | Goal

Ronald Koeman offered his thoughts after the victory and explained Barcelona may be more defensive next season by playing with two holding midfielders.

Konrad de la Fuente makes his debut with Barcelona first team | AS

Konrad de la Fuente made his Barcelona debut on Saturday against Nastic, becoming the first American to feature for the first team.

Rafinha, Matheus and Wague discarded by Koeman | Marca

Rafinha, Matheus Fernandes and Moussa Wague were all left out of Saturday’s matchday squad, suggesting the trio are not in Koeman’s plans for the future.

Fiorentina eye Barcelona sign Junior Firpo | Football Espana

Serie A side Fiorentina have become the latest club to be linked with a move for Junior Firpo. Barcelona are said to want €12 million for the left-back.

Pjanic’s message to Barça fans: “This is a new and incredible story” | Sport

Miralem Pjanic sent a message to fans after his first training session. He Tweeted: “No one can ever take your memories from you. But this is a new beginning, a new incredible story.”

Atletico turned down Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic | Sport

Barcelona reportedly offered Atletico Madrid the chance to sign Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic this summer but the Rojiblancos said no.

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