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FC Barcelona News: 17 August 2021; Laporta talks debts, Pique discusses selfies

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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‘The financial and economic situation is dramatic and very worrying’ | FC Barcelona

Barcelona president Joan Laporta held a press conference on Monday and revealed the “dramatic and very worrying” state of the club’s finances currently.

Pique reveals that Riqui Puig inspired his selfies trend | Marca

Gerard Pique has been posting daily selfies on his Instagram account and has revealed it all started after a chat with teammate Riqui Puig.

Double message from Koeman to Riqui and Collado | Mundo Deportivo

Ronald Koeman left both Riqui Puig and Alex Collado out against Real Sociedad. Puig was a sub but did not even warm-up, while Collado did not even make the squad.

Barca interested in Aubameyang | Sky Sports

Barcelona are reportedly interested in Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and are willing to offer the Gunners Philippe Coutinho in exchange.

Jordi Alba’s bad luck saw him left with restaurant bill of over 3,000 euros | Marca

Gerard Pique revealed the squad went out for a dinner and the more senior players drew lots to see who would pay. Jordi Alba drew the short straw and ended up with a huge bill.

Roma linked with Barcelona defender Lenglet | Football Italia

Serie A side Roma are interested in a loan move for Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet, according to El Chiringuito TV.

Laporta on Messi: The relationship has deteriorated | Marca

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has been talking again about Lionel Messi’s exit and admits the relationship between club and player “has deteriorated.”

Nico: “My father asked me for the shirt, but I didn’t give it to anyone” | Mundo Deportivo

Nico Gonzalez has spoken about his Barcelona debut and admits his father wanted his shirt after the game but he does not want to give it to anyone.