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FC Barcelona News: 16 November 2023; Carles Puyol visits training, Alejandro Grimaldo talks Barça return

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Carles Puyol visits training - FC Barcelona
The former captain stopped by the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper to watch the session and have a long chat with his old friend and colleague Xavi Hernández

International fixtures for the FC Barcelona players - FC Barcelona
La Liga is on hold next weekend as we find ourselves in the midst of the third break for international fixtures of the season. As usual, a whole host of Barça players have been called up by their respective national sides and here we have a guide of when and where the blaugranes will be in action over the coming days. All times are CET unless otherwise stated.

Barcelona keen on Mats Wieffer as solution to pivot problem - Football España
One option for Barcelona could be Feyenoord’s Mats Wieffer, who has been a rising star in the Netherlands over the last 12 months. The 23-year-old is a regular in the Dutch national team, and can play as a pivot or interior.

Barcelona Sporting Director Deco reveals strategy to 'get ahead' of Premier League - Football España
If there is one thing that is more startling about the contrast between Spain’s big two now and a decade ago, it is their transfers. At the time, not only were Real Madrid and Barcelona the best in the world on the pitch, they were the richest off it. Yet both have altered the way they do business in recent years as they try to compete with Premier League clubs and Paris Saint-Germain, who often have more resources at their disposal.

Spain star Nico Williams would prefer to join Real Madrid over Barcelona next summer - Football España
The future of Nico Williams has been under the microscope in the last few weeks. The 21-year-old is out of contract at Athletic Club at the end of the season, and with no agreement yet in place, it could open the door for a departure next summer.

Former Barcelona left-back Alejandro Grimaldo closes door on return - Football España
After declaring that any player that any player would like to play for Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen left-back Alejandro Grimaldo has played down speculation that he could return to his first club, Barcelona.

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