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FC Barcelona News: 7 September 2021; Luuk De Jong joins training, Barça choose Jordi Alba replacement

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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La Masía now fully mixed - FC Barcelona
La Masía now really is mixed. On August 1, nine members of the Barça B women’s team became its first female residents in 122 years of history.

Laporta: 'Koeman has all our respect and confidence so he can work comfortably' - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona Joan Laporta has spoken at length on the 'Onze' programme on Catalan station TV3, where he discussed an broad range of topics related in ongoings at the club.

Champions League opponents (II): Benfica - FC Barcelona
Anew edition of the UEFA Champions League is just around the corner, so it’s time to take a look at the three teams FC Barcelona will be meeting in Group E. Having already analysed, Bayern Munich, we now turn our attention to Portuguese club Benfica.

Luuk de Jong passes medical - FC Barcelona
After arriving in Barcelona yesterday, Luuk de Jong's incorporation progressed this morning with a successful medical. The Dutch striker's busy day continues this afternoon with his first training session as a FC Barcelona player, under the guidance of coach, Ronald Koeman.

Luuk de Jong and Pedri join Monday training - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona were back at work on Monday morning after taking a couple of days off while the bulk of the squad are away on international duty. The big news was the presence at a session for the first time of Luuk de Jong, on loan from Sevilla, and also having Pedri back, who has taken a two-week break in his native Canary Islands.

Laporta rubbishes talk of influence on Puig's Barca game time - Football Espana
Joan Laporta has refuted reports he puts pressure on Ronald Koeman to play midfielder Riqui Puig. Puig is still only 22 years of age and he made 14 La Liga appearances last season, though he is yet to feature in this campaign.

Laporta explains Atletico Madrid's obligatory Griezmann purchase clause - Football Espana
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed when Atletico Madrid’s obligatory option to buy on Antoine Griezmann will be activated. Griezmann joined Atletico on a season-long loan deal on deadline deal, but the loan includes both the option of an extra year and an obligatory option to buy worth around €40million.

Barcelona have already decided they want Gaya to replace Alba - Football Espana
Barcelona have reportedly already decided on Jordi Alba’s replacement at left-back. The Spain international is still going strong currently, impressing last season and taking his bright form into Euro 2020 with La Roja.