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FC Barcelona News: 23 July 2021; Memphis presented, Ilaix Moriba wanted by Premier League

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Barcelona’s newly signed Dutch forward Memphis Depay Photo by Adria Puig/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Girona - FC Barcelona
The second game of the FC Barcelona preseason is on Saturday 24 July (7pm local time) against Girona at the Estadi Johan Cruyff.

More work at the Ciutat Esportiva - FC Barcelona
Griezmann, Lenglet, De Jong, Memphis and Nico González train while the players that played in last night's friendly take the day off

A 'dream come true' for Memphis - FC Barcelona
Memphis Depay is finally an FC Barcelona player for real. After putting pen to paper, the Dutchman appeared at the Camp Nou for a presentation, describing the feeling as “a dream come true.”

Laporta: 'Messi has always said he wants to stay' - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta, speaking at the official presentation of Memphis Depay, also touched on a number of other matters. One of those was the current situation regarding Leo Messi

Alejandro Balde renews Barcelona contract until 2024 with €500m release clause - Football Espana
Alejandro Balde has renewed his contract with Barcelona according to Mundo Deportivo. The youngster has signed a deal that will run until 2024 with a release clause of €500m included. Balde signed the deal at Camp Nou in a presentation attended by Joan Laporta, Rafael Yuste, Joan Soler and Jose Ramon Alexanco, as well as his agent Jorge Mendes.

Miralem Pjanic and Samuel Umtiti confirmed to be in the process of leaving Barcelona - Football Espana
Memphis Depay was presented as a Barcelona player this afternoon, but the Catalan media took the opportunity of the presence of Joan Laporta and Mateu Alemany to glean insight into the future of several fringe players according to Diario Sport.

Joan Laporta and Mateu Alemany make clear Antoine Griezmann's future could lie away from Barcelona - Football Espana
Antoine Griezmann was a popular name during Memphis Depay’s presentation as Barcelona player this afternoon according to Diario Sport. Joan Laporta, the president of the Catalan club, made it clear his continuity wasn’t guaranteed.

Premier League interest arises in Ilaix Moriba - Football Espana
Ilaix Moriba’s future is up in the air according to Mundo Deportivo. The Barcelona teenager has just a year to run on his current deal and doesn’t look like he’s going to renew, creating space for Chelsea and Manchester City to register their interest in the midfielder according to the Manchester Evening News.

Barca and Spain handed Mingueza injury concern during Olympics opener - Football Espana
Less than 20 minutes into Spain’s 2020 Olympics opener, Barca and La Roja defender Oscar Mingueza, who started at right-back, suffered an injury that saw him withdrawn from the game.

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