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FC Barcelona News: 8 July 2021; Umtiti changes mind, Sergio Akieme sold

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Barça’s Umtiti has his arm twisted into considering a loan move | Sport

Samuel Umtiti has finally been convinced it might be a good idea to leave Barcelona and look for a loan after being told he’s surplus to requirements.

UD Almería exercises option to purchase Sergio Akieme for 3.5 million euros | FC Barcelona

Almeria has exercised an option to buy Sergio Akieme for 3.5 million euros. The full-back moves permanently after a successful loan spell with the club.

Ferdinand: Barça’s Busquets made me feel like a conference player | Sport

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has said Sergio Busquets made him feel ‘like a conference player’ during the Champions League final of 2011.

‘I have to be careful’ - Braithwaite furious with penalty decision | Football Espana

Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite was left furious by a penalty call in Denmark’s Euro 2020 defeat against England in the semi-finals at Wembley on Wednesday.

Rafa Marquez will not return to Barcelona as coach of the U19s | Sport

Rafa Marquez has had a late change of heart and will not now return to the club to coach the U19 team. U17 coach Oscar Lopez will take the job instead.

Spain were ‘superior’ to Italy in Euro 2020 semi-final defeat, Busquets | The Independent

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busuqets says Spain were superior to Italy in their Euro 2020 semi-final despite losing on penalties.

Eric Garcia suffered strange NFL type injury against Italy | Football Espana

Eric Garcia suffered a hyperextension of the largest joint in the big toe against Italy. The injury is common in the NFL due to the pitches and movements involved in the sport.