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FC Barcelona News: 28 May 2021; Laporta to break silence, Messi receives contract offer

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Joan Laporta will speak on Friday about Barca’s situation | Sport

Joan Laporta will hold a press conference on Friday morning to discuss the current sporting, economic and institutional situation at the club.

The 4 signings Barcelona are on verge of making | Sport Witness

Barcelona could present four players on Monday with the signing of Eric Garcia, Sergio Aguero, Emerson and Georginio Wijnaldum all said to be close.

More than 30% of LaLiga minutes to academy products | FC Barcelona

Barcelona are one of the top teams to give minutes to youngsters, according to the CIES Football Observatory with 30.6% of their minutes from La Masia players last season.

Messi offered 10-year deal by Barcelona | AS

Lionel Messi has been offered a 10-year-deal by Barcelona split into three parts including an ambassadorial role during a spell in MLS. The Argentine is yet to respond to the offer.

The true cost of sacking Ronald Koeman is 13 million euros | Sport

Sacking Ronald Koeman as Barcelona manager will cost the club more than first thought and will be around 13 million euros.

Robert Fernandez: Messi is definitely staying at Barcelona | Marca

Former Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez is confident that Lionel Messi will stay. He said, “He will stay, I am very certain. Knowing him, he will stay.”

Pique to Madrid mayor: Congrats on LaLiga, but Messi isn’t going to Atletico | Marca

Gerard Pique joked with the mayor of Madrid about Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. He said, “I congratulate him for LaLiga. As for Leo, it’s going to be a no.”

De Jong and Sergio, the players with the most passes in the league | FC Barcelona

Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong were the two players in 2020-21 season that made the most total passes and most completed passes.