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FC Barcelona News: 25 July 2021; Barça beat Girona, Arsenal frontrunners for Neto

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v Gimnastic de Tarragona - Friendly Match Photo by Joan Valls/ Urbanandsport /NurPhoto via Getty Images

Barça 3-1 Girona: Coming together nicely - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have beaten Girona 3-1 in the second friendly of the preseason in a game that saw new signing Memphis make his first appearance for his new club and even get to celebrate the occasion by scoring their third goal.

Scoring debut for Memphis - FC Barcelona
Memphis, Barça’s exciting new signing for the 2021/22 season, got to enjoy his first playing time for the team in Saturday’s friendly against Girona. Coming on as a substitute for Rey Manaj late in the first half, he also got to celebrate a goal from the penalty just before the end.

Arsenal emerge as frontrunners for Neto's signature after Tottenham Hotspur pull out of race - Football Espana
Neto is still looking for a way out of Barcelona, but it won’t be to Tottenham Hotspur according to Mundo Deportivo. The English club on Saturday announced the signing of Italian goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from Atalanta, ending their interest in Barcelona’s Brazilian number two. They, alongside Arsenal, were the two clubs credited with the most significant interest in him.

Antoine Griezmann tells Barcelona he'll only leave for Atletico Madrid - Football Espana
Atletico Madrid is the only destination Antoine Griezmann will go to if he leaves Barcelona this summer according to Diario AS; neither Manchester City nor Tottenham Hotspur are realistic options for the Frenchman. Griezmann has communicated this to the powers-that-be at Camp Nou.

Matheus Fernandes on his time at Barcelona: "They didn't treat me as a footballer" - Football Espana
Perhaps the Barcelona player that best symbolised the reign of disgraced president Josep Maria Bartomeu is Matheus Fernandes. The Brazilian saw his contract with the club rescinded on June 29th after a career at Camp Nou that saw him play just 17 minutes according to Diario AS and never get officially presented.

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