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FC Barcelona News: 7 July 2021; Praise for Pedri, Junior Firpo joins Leeds

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Italy v Spain - UEFA Euro 2020: Semi-final Photo by Shaun Botterill - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Worldwide praise for Pedri | Marca

Barcelona midfielder Pedri has won praise from all over the world after another superb display for Spain against Italy in the semi-finals of Euro 2020.

Brazil v Argentina in the final of the Copa América | FC Barcelona

Brazil will play Argentina in the final of the Copa America after beating Colombia in a penalty shoot-out on Wednesday.

Riqui Puig: Setien was very close to me, he helped me a lot | Marca

Riqui Puig has been talking about how much he enjoyed working with Quique Setien. He said, “He was very close to me, he helped me a lot and I learned a lot from him.”

RAC1: Griezmann has apologised to Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani | Sport

Antoine Griezmann has apologised to Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani after a video emerged online of the Frenchman, and Ousmane Dembele, appearing to mock hotel staff in Japan.

Opening Liga fixture on August 15 | FC Barcelona

The date and time of Barcelona’s first La Liga fixture of the new season has been confirmed. The Catalans will play Real Socieded on August 15 at 8.00pm CEST.

Memphis Depay practices water sports while on holiday | Marca

New Barcelona signing Memphis Depay has been practicising water sports while on holiday after Netherlands were knocked out of Euro 2020.

Laporta optimistic on Messi contract renewal: “Everything’s on track” | Sport

Barcelona president continues to insist that “everything’s on track” with Lionel Messi’s contract renewal despite worrying reports about the club’s financial state.

Norwegian Ingrid Engen signs for Barça | FC Barcelona

Ingrid Syrstad Engen has come Barca Femeni’s first signing of the summer. The Norwegian midfielder joins from Wolfsburg on a contract until 2023.

Kays Ruiz to be the “surprise guest” at Barcelona preseason training | Sport

Kays Ruiz is expected to rejoin Barcelona after leaving Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent and could be a “surprise guest” at pre-season training next week.

Agreement with Leeds United for the transfer of Junior Firpo | FC Barcelona

Junior Firpo has left Barcelona and moved to Leeds United for a fee of 15 million euros. The club will also retain 20% of any future sale of the player.