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FC Barcelona News: 16 April 2021; Squad named for Cup Final, Erling Haaland’s salary demands

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Leo Messi, 29 goals in finals - FC Barcelona
Leo Messi knows how to rise to the occasion. He has played in 33 different finals in the blaugrana jersey, winning 24 of his 34 trophies with the team, and has scored 29 goals in them. That’s 0.87 goals a game.

Squad named for Copa del Rey final - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona play Athletic Club this Saturday at La Cartuja in Seville (9:30pm CEST) in the final of the Copa del Rey. Coach Ronald Koeman will take 26 players to the cup showdown in Andalusia, having released the squad list on Thursday morning.

Score to settle in Seville - FC Barcelona
Barça are off to La Cartuja stadium in Seville in search of a title in the Andalusian capital for the first time in 96 years. Since beating Arenas in the 1925 cup final, the Catalans have returned to the city to play in three other finals, all at different stadiums, and have lost them all.

Ronald Koeman thinking of return to 4-3-3 for Copa del Rey final - SPORT
Ronald Koeman is thinking about the idea of going back to 4-3-3 for the Copa final against Athletic Bilbao. The Dutch coach has been pondering it all week and there is no firm decision yet. The sensation form within the team is that the coach might abandon the three defender system used in recent months.

Ilaix Moriba's father doesn't deny a call from Real Madrid - SPORT
Ilaix’s father Mamady Moriba did not want to answer a question about Real Madrid’s interest in his son. Speaking to Que T’hi Jugues, they asked him if he had received a call from Los Blancos.

Barcelona not losing sight of Dani Olmo - SPORT
Dani Olmo has been linked to Barcelona for quite some time. The youngster from Barca’s academy is a target for the club and has been for many years. His performances with RB Leipzig and Spain have made him even more desired.

Erling Haaland said to be asking for astronomical salary - Football Espana
Erling Haaland looks set to be at the centre of one of the transfer soap operas of the summer, note Mundo Deportivo. His father, Alf-Inge, and his agent, Mino Raiola, went on an infamous tour just last week of Europe, speaking with clubs interested in securing the Norwegian marksman’s signature.

Barcelona in the market for left-sided centre-back - Football Espana
Barcelona will have little money but a lot of positions to strengthen this summer according to Mundo Deportivo. Their number one target is to bring in a forward, but the Catalan club are also keen to bring in a left-sided centre-back alongside Eric Garcia, whose arrival seems to be virtually done, short of a renegotiation of terms.