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FC Barcelona News: 9 December 2023; Ter Stegen surgery successful, Barça pull out of race for Martin Zubimendi

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Real Sociedad v Sevilla FC - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by Ion Alcoba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Second to last training session before the visit of Girona - FC Barcelona
On Sunday at 9pm CET, Barça face Girona in the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in week 16 of La Liga. The Catalan derby comes around with Girona the surprise package of the season so far, Míchel's side leading the league table on points alongside Real Madrid.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Girona - FC Barcelona
Few would have predicted that FC Barcelona would be trailing fellow Catalan club Girona by four points going into the first derby of the season, but that's the situation. This game promises to be a real thriller and one that absolutely no Barça is going to want to miss.

Ter Stegen surgery successful - FC Barcelona
First team player Marc ter Stegen has successfully undergone surgery for his lower back issues. The procedure was performed by Dr. Amélie Léglise under the supervision of the Club's Medical Services, at Sports Clinic Bordeux Merignac. He is out and his recovery will determine his availability.

Jonathan dos Santos, one of the attractions of the game in Dallas - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona are in Dallas on December 21 to take on Club América in a fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Otis, while the game also provides the opportunity to catch up with Jonathan dos Santos, the former Barça man now playing for the Mexican club.

Las Palmas confirm what Barcelona paid for Pedri - Football España
Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez has now confirmed the full potential price has been paid and the deal is now complete. “It exceeds €20m. I can’t give details because I don’t remember them exactly, but we have overcome the barrier of €20m”, as per reports from Mundo Deportivo.

Roberto De Zerbi confirms Ansu Fati injury fears - Football España
Brighton & Hove Albion head coach Roberto De Zerbi has confirmed Barcelona loanee Ansu Fati could be out injured for three months. Fati has impressed with the Seagulls, since making the move to the AMEX Stadium for the 2023/24 season, with four goals scored across Premier League and Europa League action.

Barcelona step away from Martin Zubimendi transfer race - Football España
Barcelona have reportedly opted against making a 2024 move for Real Sociedad star Martin Zubimendi. La Blaugrana have been linked with a swoop to sign the Spanish international, either in January or next summer, with Xavi viewing him as a possible long term ‘replacement’ for Sergio Busquets.

Barcelona maintaining interest in Wilfred Ndidi for next summer - Football España
Barcelona are looking at options ahead of the January transfer market, and it appears they may be tempted into the free agent market for the third year in a row. After the signings of Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessie and Ilkay Gundogan, Barcelona are again looking towards England for cheaper alternatives, although this time in the Championship.

Barcelona set Bayern Munich price tag to sign Clément Lenglet in January - Football España
Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet is not enjoying the most successful of spells at Aston Villa this season, in spite of the excellent form of Unai Emery’s side. The Frenchman has played just 450 minutes so far, and if a solution can be found, could exit the Midlands this January.

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