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FC Barcelona News: 12 January 2021; Joan Laporta remains election favorite, Braithwaite talks Barça future

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

ESP: SD Huesca-FC Barcelona. La Liga Santander. Photo by Pressinphoto/Icon Sport via Getty Images

The squad for the Spanish Super Cup - FC Barcelona
Ronald Koeman names his 21 players for the semi final against Real Sociedad

When to watch Real Sociedad v FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
The focus turns this week to the Spanish Super Cup and on Wednesday Barça face Real Sociedad in the semi final which will be played in the Nuevo Arcángel Stadium in Córdoba with the winner to meet either Real Madrid or Athletic Club in Sunday's final in Seville.

Barcelona presidential candidates confirm numbers - establishing one clear favourite - Football Espana
As outlined by El Mundo Deportivo, Joan Laporta has garnered a whopping 10,257 signatures – fourth on the all-time record list at this stage. Laporta’s main challenger for the post, Victor Font, has collected 4,710 members signatures – meaning that he is likely to need the support of other runners

Sergio Busquets hails Barcelona's progress in 2021 - Football Espana
Barcelona star Sergio Busquets has praised his teammates following an impressive run of form between the end of 2020 and the start of 2021. Ronald Koeman’s side have picked up 20 points in their last eight La Liga games, with La Blaugrana rising up to third in the table as a result.

Barcelona to release commemorative shirt for 2021 El Clasico clash - Football Espana
Barcelona will wear a special commemorative shirt in their April 11 El Clasico clash away at Real Madrid. La Blaugrana have released special kits on a number of occasions in recent seasons, with connections to Catalan solidity and marking historical club anniversaries.

Barcelona striker gives key update on his future - Football Espana
Braithwaite has now told TV3, in quotes carried by Marca: “There is no option for me to leave in this winter market and not at the end of the season either. Next year I will continue to fight for my goals.