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FC Barcelona News: 8 November 2021; Xavi to begin work on Tuesday, Eric García, Nico González injured

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Xavi to take first training session on Tuesday 9 November - FC Barcelona
avi Hernández will take his first FC Barcelona training session this Tuesday 9 November, the day after his official presentation at Camp Nou. He will, of course, be doing so with a number of the names in his squad absent on international duty.

Eric Garcia and Nico González have muscle strains - FC Barcelona
edical tests carried out on Eric Garcia and Nico González after the Celta v Barça game on Saturday revealed that both players have muscle strains. First-team player Eric Garcia has a right calf strain, meaning he won't be joining up with the Spanish national squad. Eric has played 13 times for the first team this season and was substituted at half-time during the match at Balaídos. Nico González has a left groin strain and won't be joining up with the Spanish U-21s either.

Barcelona eye Cedric Bakambu as Sergio Aguero replacement in 2022 - Football Espana
Barcelona could target former Villarreal star Cedric Bakambu as a short term replacement for Sergio Aguero in 2022. Aguero’s start to life in Catalonia has been ruined by injuries in 2021 and the Argentinian star has since been ruled out for a minimum of three months due to a potential heart condition.

Tension between Barcelona's squad and the fitness staff - SPORT
The injury problems Barcelona have been having at the start of the season have caused tension within the club. Esport3 report that Mateu Alemany and Xavi Hernandez have spoken about how worrying they are. They say that players have been upset with the fitness coaches, who are under the microscope right now.

Andres Iniesta: Xavi is prepared to take on this challenge - SPORT
Andres Iniesta added to the messages of other former team-mates of Xavi in saying that he is the perfect coach to take on the club. The Vissel Kobe player told BeIN Sports that the Catalan is ready to take the reins at Barcelona.

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