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FC Barcelona News: 1 April 2021; Gerard Piqué back in training, Joan Laporta’s plans revealed

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Joan Laporte Is Inaugurated As New FC Barcelona President Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

El Clásico: Did you know? - FC Barcelona
Just ten days to go before El Clásico on April 10! Barça are off to Valdebebas for the latest edition of the game that brings the football world to a standstill. Here are ten key things you’ll want to know ahead of the big match

Manchester City 2-1 (2-4) Barça Women: Into the semifinals! - FC Barcelona
Lluís Cortés' side were unable to win on the day but went through to the semifinals on aggregate after a 0-3 first leg victory

Ansu Fati: 'Despite the obstacles, I will continue fighting for my dreams' - FC Barcelona
Ansu Fati is working to overcome the injury to the internal meniscus of his left knee that occurred last November and that forced him to undergo surgery.

Training session together with Barça B - FC Barcelona
On Wednesday the available first team players and the Barça squad carried out a joint training session at the Ciutat Esportiva. The session saw a 45 minute training match with Gerard Piqué taking part in the warm up as part of his recovery plan.

Present and future: Trincão (VII) - FC Barcelona
Francisco Trincão is in his first season at Barça after his move from SC Braga. He was born in the town of Viana do Castelo with a population of 90,000 a little more than an hour south of the Spanish city of Vigo and he is the ninth Portuguese player in Barça history.

Barcelona renew B team star Alex Collado's deal - SPORT
Barcelona have announced the contract renewal of Alex Collado. The Barca B captain’s deal expired in June but the club have executed the two-year extension option he had in his contract.

AC Milan's Romagnoli linked to Barca in Italy - SPORT
Alessio Romagnoli is being linked to Barcelona again, with the AC Milan central defender currently in conversations with the club about renewing his deal. Per La Gazette Dello Sport, the Zaguero considers that the raise offered to him does not correspond with his level of performance, so is looking to move.

The day Ilaix Moriba won over Barca's dressing room - SPORT
Ilaix Moriba is only 18 but has shown big personality, on and off the pitch. The Barca midfielder has started well in the first team when given the chance, and the dressing room has taken to him. Intelligent, the player from La Masia has known how to find his place with a mix of humility and character.

Man City will not offer Lionel Messi a contract this summer - SPORT
Manchester City have taken the decision not to present Leo Messi with a contract offer for next season. The English club want to reinforce their attack with a top striker and on the shortlist are Erling Haaland, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku. One of these three will fill the gap left by Kun Aguero.

Laporta's plan at Barcelona: reduce wage bill, squad clearout and promotion of La Masia youth stars - Football Espana
Joan Laporta is the new man at the helm of Barcelona after being sworn in as president earlier this month. He is tasked with ending the club’s minor trophy drought – standing now at nearly two full seasons – whilst also tackling the club’s mountain of debt.

Gerard Pique returns to Barcelona training - Football Espana
Gerard Pique has returned to Barcelona training following injury, as reported by El Mundo Deportivo. The former Spain central defender had always been anticipated to return to action following the current international break and he is now on course to meet this timeframe.