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FC Barcelona News: 18 August 2021; Sergio Agüero linked with MLS, Samuel Umtiti latest

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Eric Garcia, promising debut - FC Barcelona
After almost spending almost his whole life in the blaugrana jersey, last night with the name ‘Eric’ on his back together with the number 24, his lifetime ambition finally came true.

Sergi Roberto makes decision on his Barcelona future - Football Espana
Sergi Roberto has, like Gerard Pique, agreed to accept a salary reduction and is ready to sign a two-year deal with Barcelona according to Diario Sport. The 29-year-old midfielder’s intention from the beginning has always been to stay at Camp Nou despite the club’s complex financial situation.

Barcelona struggling to convince Samuel Umtiti to leave the club - Football Espana
Samuel Umtiti is proving to be one of Barcelona’s biggest problems as we enter this final stretch of the transfer window according to Mundo Deportivo. If the club can move on either him or Miralem Pjanic they’ll be able to register Sergio Aguero without having to force any other players to lower their salaries.

Sergio Aguero already wants to leave Barcelona for MLS - Football Espana
Sergio Aguero wants to leave Barcelona already, so disappointed is he that he can’t play alongside his old friend Lionel Messi. He’s eyeing up a mid-season move across the Atlantic to MLS. That’s according to Phil Kitromilides, who hinted that sources close to Barcelona had told him the news on Monday morning’s Spanish Football Podcast, which he hosts with Sid Lowe.

Barça could terminate Umtiti's contract without facing FIFA sanctions - SPORT
FC Barcelona would be able to unilaterally terminate Samuel Umtiti's contract without facing economic or disciplinary sanctions by FIFA. The key lies in how many years the player has been contracted to FC Barcelona. This is the centre back's sixth season at Camp Nou, having signed for the club in 2016 and then extended his deal in 2018.