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FC Barcelona News: 1 January 2024; Happy New Year!

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Last training session of the year - FC Barcelona
Like everyone else around the world, Xavi Hernández and his players are ready to say goodbye to 2023, but before the bottles of champagne can come out, there was training as usual, with a Liga game against Las Palmas coming up on January 4, followed by a Copa del Rey encounter with Barbastro.

Marcos Alonso to undergo surgery - FC Barcelona
Next week, Marcos Alonso is to undergo surgery on the problems in the lumbar region of his back that have kept him sidelined in recent weeks. The club will be making an announcement immediately after to report on how the operation has gone.

Vitor Roque, the latest Brazilian striker - FC Barcelona
Vitor Roque has arrived at FC Barcelona. The 18-year-old is one of the most talked about rising talents in South American football, and although he still has a lot to prove, many believe that he could be one of the biggest names at the club for the next decade or so. If so, it would be nothing new at FC Barcelona, a club that has witnessed the boom of so many fabulous Brazilian strikers over the years.

Barcelona to sue Libero after failing to receive €40m payment as part of Barca Visions agreement - Football España
Barcelona have had to deal with their fair share of legal cases over the course of 2023, and they will soon be taking part in another against a company that they had intended to enter into business with.

Barca TV to return in 2024 as Barcelona President Joan Laporta makes moves to restart channel - Football España
At the end of June, Barca TV was shut down by Barcelona President Joan Laporta. The club’s ongoing financial problems caused the channel to be significantly cut back, before the decision was taken for it to lose altogether.

Lamine Yamal worrying Barcelona as enormous pressure takes its toll on 16-year-old winger - Football España
Lamine Yamal’s rise to stardom has been almost stratospheric over the last six months. The 16-year-old become Barcelona’s youngest ever player last season, and in the current campaign, he has established himself as a regular member of Xavi Hernandez’s first team squad.

Aston Villa boss Unai Emery will not allow Clément Lenglet to leave in January - Football España
Clement Lenglet’s future had been the subject of speculation over the last few weeks, with the Barcelona defender having struggled for minutes outside of the Europa Conference League at loan club Aston Villa.

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