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FC Barcelona News: 6 December 2023; Ter Stegen set for back surgery, Donny Van De Beek offers himself to Barça

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Marc ter Stegen to undergo a surgical procedure - FC Barcelona
First team player Marc ter Stegen will undergo a surgical procedure this week to address the lower back issues he is experiencing. Following the procedure, a new statement will be given.

Xavi's FC Barcelona raising its game against La Liga's traditional giants - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona under Xavi Hernández seem to be raise their game for the big occasions. That's not opinion, it's fact. Since the new coach arrived, the team has won 17 of its 20 games against Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla, Athletic and Valencia, the five teams (other than Barça themselves) with the best all-time records in the competition.

Former Manchester United keeper David De Gea emerges as option for Barcelona following injury news - Football España
On Tuesday, it was widely reported that Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is set to undergo surgery in order to fix the back injury that has plagued him over the last few weeks. It leaves Inaki Pena as Barcelona’s only recognised senior goalkeeper for at least two weeks, which is a major concern for Xavi Hernandez. Despite their financial woes, Barcelona could look to address the situation in the coming weeks. A goalkeeper could be signed, although their options are likely to be limited to current free agents.

Barcelona have no plans to sign Marc-Andre Ter Stegen replacement despite three-month injury lay-off - Football España
Ter Stegen's injury leaves Inaki Pena as the only recognised first team goalkeeper for Barcelona. The 24-year-old, who has played in the last three matches in Ter Stegen’s absence, has got better and better, and he is expected to hold the jersey until Ter Stegen’s return. This is because MD say that Barcelona do not intend to sign another goalkeeper to replace Ter Stegen.

Manchester United midfielder offers himself to Barcelona, Juventus also interested - report - Football España
Barcelona have little room for manoeuvre in the transfer market this January, but as has been the case since Joan Laporta arrived at the club for the second time, cut-price deals in the winter window will be considered. One of them could be Donny van de Beek of Manchester United.

How Xavi Hernandez inspired Barcelona turnaround against Atletico Madrid from the inside - report - Football España
Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez might not look like he has the capacity to give his side quite such a rollicking as the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson did in his day, but no doubt he can be very blunt about his thoughts. However it was not the ‘hairdryer treatment’ that Xavi turned to as the Blaugrana struggled in recent weeks.

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