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FC Barcelona News: 31 December 2023; Vitor Roque debut date uncertain, Arsenal want Sergi Roberto

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v UD Almeria - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Joyous training session in front of the fans - FC Barcelona
There is no better way to see out the year than witness your heroes training in the flesh. That is exactly the experience enjoyed by thousands of fans on Saturday at the Estadi Johan Cruyff as a crowd heavily populated by younger Barça fans watched Xavi Hernández's team go through their paces in the traditional open doors day over the festive holidays.

2023: The year of Lamine Yamal - FC Barcelona
Life has totally changed for Lamine Yamal in 2023. He started it as one of many promising youngsters at La Masia, and he has ended it as one of the most talked-about teenage footballers on the planet.

Arsenal and Mikel Arteta keen on Sergi Roberto, free transfer a possibility next summer - Football España
Sergi Roberto’s future at Barcelona has been under the microscope in recent weeks. The 31-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, and the expectation has been that he will end his 18-year association with the Catalan club next summer.

Barcelona ahead of Manchester United, Chelsea and others in race to sign Brazilian wonderkid Messinho - Football España
On Friday, it was reported by Spanish sources that Barcelona have scheduled talks with the agent of 16-year-old sensation Estevao “Messinho” Willian. The young winger has attracted interest from several top clubs across Europe, following an impressive breakthrough at Brazilian champions Palmeiras.

Girona star Aleix Garcia issues coy response when asked about rumours of Barcelona move - Football España
One of the big transfer stories in Spanish football over the last few days has involved Aleix Garcia. The Girona midfielder, who has been one of the best players in La Liga this season, has been heavily linked with Barcelona, who are after a midfielder in January following Gavi’s season-ending injury.

Vitor Roque unlikely to make Barcelona debut in La Liga until late January - Football España
Earlier this week, Vitor Roque arrived into Barcelona ahead of his move to the Catalan giants. A deal was agreed with Athletico Paranaense back in the summer, but due to financial reasons, the 18-year-old forward was not able to join until now.

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