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FC Barcelona News: 9 July 2021; Laporta & Koeman calm about Messi, Alena to Getafe

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors


Laporta reiterates optimism over Messi renewal: Everything is going well | Marca

Barcelona president Joan Laporta continues to insist that “everything is going well” in regards to Lionel Messi’s new contract at the Camp Nou.

Barça coach Ronald Koeman “calm” about Messi contract situation | Sport

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman says he is feeling “calm” about Messi’s contract situation despite the Argentine now currently a free agent after his deal expired.

Getafe reach agreement with Barcelona to sign Alena | Marca

Getafe have reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign midfielder Carles Alena on a five-year deal for a fee of 5 million euros.

Alba, Dest and Balde: Barcelona’s new plans at left-back for 21-22 | Sport

Barcelona are not thinking about bringing in a replacement for Jordi Alba. The club will instead use Sergino Dest and Alejando Balde as back-ups to first choice Jordi Alba.

Masip and Aitor Fernández, goalkeepers on Barça’s agenda | Mundo Deportivo

Barcelona are considering Jordi Masip and Aitor Fernandez as possible replacements for Neto. The Brazilian could leave and Marc-Andre ter Stegen may not be ready for the start of the season.

Braithwaite is the second richest player at Barcelona after Messi | Football Espana

Martin Braithwaite is the second richest player at Barcelona after Messi. The striker co-owns a real estate business, a clothing business with his wife and a smart-house project.

In France they speculate that Coutinho will end up at Marseille | Mundo Deportivo

A report in France suggests Philippe Coutinho could move to Marseille. The Ligue 1 club is expected to announce another big signing on Monday and there is belief it could be the Brazilian.

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