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FC Barcelona News: 19 August 2021; Óscar Mingueza returns to training, Miralem Pjanic latest

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Griezmann 'happy and proud' to reach 100 appearances - FC Barcelona
One game into the season, and Antoine Griezmann can already celebrate a new milestone – his one hundredth appearance for FC Barcelona. "I am proud and happy to have reached this figure” the Frenchman told the club’s media.

Oscar Mingueza joins training - FC Barcelona
The senior team were back out on the training field this Wednesday morning after taking a break on Tuesday, where the big news was the presence of Óscar Mingueza, who was able to join in part of the session with the rest of the squad.

Pedri receives a shirt signed by the fans - FC Barcelona
time it is the other way around. Pedri was the lucky recipient of a shirt signed by the Culers, the FC Barcelona fans.

Sergio Aguero decides against taking Lionel Messi's ten and reveals Barcelona number - Football Espana
The number ten shirt at Barcelona is more than a number according to Marca. The story and the shadow behind it is intimidating, and following Lionel Messi’s departure for Paris Saint-Germain nobody at the Catalan club seems to want it.

Aaron Ramsey's future is key to Barcelona securing Miralem Pjanic's exit - Football Espana
Miralem Pjanic isn’t wanted at Barcelona, not by Ronald Koeman nor by the front office. He’s close to securing a move back to Juventus, but the deal is running into complications according to Mundo Deportivo. The Italian club want to move on Aaron Ramsey, but the Welsh midfielder is currently earning €7m per season, an obstacle to finding him a new club.

Philippe Coutinho set to stay at Barcelona and challenge Martin Braithwaite for starting berth - Football Espana
Barcelona have decided to keep Philippe Coutinho at Camp Nou according to Marca. Unable to find a new home for the Brazilian due to his high salary, they’ve decided to retain his services and hope that he seizes his second chance with both hands. Coutinho hasn’t shone at Barcelona in the way he did at Liverpool, but the hope is he’ll be able to recover something close to his true level.

Barcelona have two weeks to sell Umtiti, Pjanic and Braithwaite - Football Espana
Barcelona have just two weeks to complete their objective of getting rid of three senior players. The Blaugrana are still trying to reduce their salary mass despite the departure of Lionel Messi. Even with Messi‘s departure and the passing on of his mammoth salary to PSG, Barcelona’s salary mass is somewhere around 95% of their income.