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FC Barcelona News: 2 September 2021; Ansu Fati takes No. 10, Ronald Koeman extension discussed

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona V Getafe CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images

FC Barcelona transfer market - FC Barcelona
Five signings and 14 players leaving, five from the B squad. That is how the transfer market looks for the FC Barcelona first team after the summer, a transfer window that has brought the club some 70 million euros (plus 13 million in variables).

Ansu Fati to wear the number 10 shirt - FC Barcelona
Ansu Fati has a new shirt number. After wearing the number 22 then 17, the young Barça striker will proudly wear the number 10 shirt - a famous jersey previously worn by legends such as Leo Messi, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo.

FC Barcelona shirt numbers confirmed for 2021/22 - FC Barcelona
With the transfer window now closed the FC Barcelona first team squad numbers for 2021/22 can now be confirmed. Ansu Fati will take over the number 10 shirt previously worn by Leo Messi, Dembélé takes over the number 7 from Antoine Griezmann, Demir is number 11 and Mingueza moves to 22. The most recent arrival, Luuk de Jong, will wear number 17.

Joint training session with Barça B - FC Barcelona
The available players from the first team trained on Wednesday at the Ciutat Esportiva in a joint session with Sergi Barjuan's Barça B squad. The session saw both squads keeping in shape given that there is no game for the first team this weekend due to the international break.

Barcelona set La Liga target in Ronald Koeman's extension talks - Football Espana
Barcelona have set Ronald Koeman the target of winning La Liga if he wants to extend his contract at the club in 2022. Koeman’s future was at the centre of intense speculation at the back end of the 2020/21 campaign as La Blaugrana dramatically dropped out of the title race.

Ronald Koeman left frustrated by bloated Barca squad - Football Espana
It wasn’t an easy transfer window to be Barcelona manager, as the club lost its best player and sold off half its most valuable assets, but in the end Ronald Koeman’s frustrations are more to do with the players who are still at the club, rather than those who have left.

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