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FC Barcelona News: 25 January 2021; Barça defeat Elche, Ronald Koeman talks Ter Stegen

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

Elche CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Elche 0-2 Barça: Happy away days continue - FC Barcelona
Frenkie de Jong’s goal-line finish and Riqui Puig’s late header was enough for Barça to earn an important win and keep the pressure on La Liga’s top two

Five consecutive away wins in La Liga - FC Barcelona
Valladolid (0-3), Huesca (0-1), Athletic Club (2-3), Granada (0-4) and Elche (0-2). Five consecutive away wins in league matches, a streak that hasn't been matched since September 2016, with Luis Enrique as coach.

Ronald Koeman: "We're lucky to have a great goalkeeper" - Football Espana
Ronald Koeman, speaking post-game in comments carried by Marca, was pleased to keep their good run of form going. “Very happy with how we have won,” he said. “We’ve had many games in the last few days and we’ve been very focused.

Jean-Clair Todibo's ex-agent: "[Barcelona] believed in him, but Todibo thought he was already a phenomenon" - Football Espana
Todibo is surplus to requirements at Camp Nou, with Ronald Koeman keen to bring in Eric Garcia in the near future. Ronald Araujo has emerged as a key figure at centre-back, while Gerard Pique is still around, if injured, and Oscar Mingueza has stepped up from the B team.

The curious case of Matheus Fernandes at Barcelona - Football Espana
The Blaugrana signed the Brazilian from Palmeiras for a fixed €7m plus €3m in variables last January, and then sent him on loan to Real Valladolid. Since returning to Catalonia, he’s been given very little game-time in Ronald Koeman‘s team.

Barcelona's members want Eric Garcia - Football Espana
The members were asked about Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay, two key transfer targets of Barcelona. 65.7% were in favour of the signing of the former, 42.1% of whom wanted him now. 42.1% were in favour of the latter, but just 33% thought it worthwhile to bring him in before the summer.

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