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FC Barcelona News: 12 August 2021; Real Sociedad up next, Emerson Royal registered to play

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Shared training session between first team and Barça B - FC Barcelona
Ronald Koeman's squad trained on Wednesday at the Ciutat Esportiva in a joint session with Sergi Barjuan's Barça B squad as the first team continue their preparations for Sunday's league opener against Real Sociedad at Camp Nou, kick off 8pm CEST.

Barcelona still have to pay Lionel Messi a loyalty bonus of €39m - Football Espana
Lionel Messi’s free transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain was completed yesterday, but that doesn’t mean that the Catalan club are free of financial obligation toward the Argentine. According to El Mundo as reported by Colin Millar, Barcelona have to pay their former captain a loyalty bonus of €39m as revealed in the leak of Messi’s contract with the club last January.

Ronaldinho 'smelling champions' after Messi's arrival at PSG - Football Espana
Ronaldinho has had his say on Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain. Messi is now officially a PSG player, putting pen-to-paper on Tuesday less than five days after it was confirmed he could not continue at Barcelona.

Emerson Royal is registered to play in La Liga for Barca - SPORT
Barcelona have one of their four summer signings registered. It’s Emerson Royal, the Brazilian right back who has arrived after two seasons on loan at Real Betis. He has been registered because technically he is returning from loan and is not a signing.

Barca convinced Memphis Depay can be registered and play on Sunday - SPORT
Barcelona are working to register Memphis Depay in the coming hours and believe he will be able to start against Real Sociedad. Club executives are working with La Liga on this topic and they are convinced that he can play even if there are no exits this week, which at the moment looks likely.

Lionel Messi's message to Barca fans after signing for PSG - SPORT
Lionel Messi leaving Barca this summer stunned the club’s fans. During the presentation he had as a new Paris Saint-Germain player, he sent a message to Barça fans, who have seen him grow since he debuted in 2004 with the first team until he became the best player at the club and in the world.

Pedri will play for Barcelona against Real Sociedad on Sunday - SPORT
Pedri played 73 games lat season, more than any other player. After winning silver in the Olympics he flew to Barcelona to join training on Thursday. The club and staff know he’s played a lot but it is what it is and Pedri understands it perfectly. He was the first to make it clear he’s there for whatever they want of him, total commitment.

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