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FC Barcelona News: 7 December 2023; Ronald Araujo suffers facial fracture, Ferran Torres allegedly unhappy with Barça role

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Barcelona announce new badge to commemorate 125th anniversary, will be on next season's kits - Football España
Barcelona will celebrate a significant milestone in 2024. The club was formed in 1899, meaning that they will celebrate their 125th anniversary next year, and plans are already in place to mark the occasion. As announced on X (formerly known as Twitter), Barcelona will adorn a special badge for their 125th anniversary, which will be used by all teams for the 2024-25 season.

Junior Firpo - 'I asked Koeman why I wasn't playing, he told me I was intoxicating the dressing room' - Football España
Former Barcelona defender Junior Firpo has explained that he lost all hope of winning back a useful squad role at Camp Nou, due to his conversations with then manager Ronald Koeman. Firpo, now 27 and plying his trade at Leeds United, joined the Blaugrana in 2019, when Ernesto Valverde was in charge before Quique Setien took over. Just over a year into his spell, Firpo was dealing with a third manager, as Koeman arrived.

Barcelona in contact with 17-year-old Swedish midfielder as Inter and Manchester United compete - Football España
Barcelona have upped the ante in terms of their scouting across the globe over the past two years, and increasingly they are involved in battles for the brightest teenage talents, as opposed to the biggest stars. The latest is Swedish midfielder Lucas Bergvall.

Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo suffers facial fracture - Football España
Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has suffered a fractured cheek bone, according to the latest coming out of Catalonia. The Uruguayan defender completed the match against Atletico Madrid without any issues, but after a blow to the face during the game was ignored due to the adrenaline of the occasion. After the match, Araujo noticed pain in his face and the medical staff investigated. They have found a minor cheekbone fracture, as per Sport.

Deco contacts breakout Brazilian winger for summer transfer - Football España
Barcelona are highly interested in Brazilian winger Savio Moreira, who has arguably been the breakout talent in La Liga this season for Girona. The 19-year-old has been in sensational form this season, and is a key reason that Girona find themselves joint-top of the table currently.

Relations strained between Barcelona and Ferran Torres, departure is a possibility - Football España
Ferran Torres has been Lewandowski’s understudy, but despite his own impressive start to the season, he has found minutes hard to come by. When he has been utilised, it has been on the left wing, his weakest position in attack, and this has caused frustration in his camp.

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