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Barcelona bring in Ramon Planes to assist Eric Abidal

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Barcelona have confirmed another change as the club announced Ramon Planes is their new assistant to first team technical secretary Eric Abidal.

Planes joins from Getafe, where he was the club’s technical secretary, and will link up with Abidal who replaces Robert Fernandez at the Camp Nou.

Here’s the club’s official statement.

“FC Barcelona have reached an agreement with Ramon Planes for him to join the Club as assistant to first team Technical Secretary, Éric Abidal.

“50 year old Planes arrives from Getafe where he has been technical secretary since 2017. He has experience internationally after working with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in 2014/15.

Previously, his main experience was at Espanyol where he was technical secretary between June 2007 and May 2009 before becoming sporting director until November 2012, coinciding at the club with current Barça player Philippe Coutinho.

“Planes also worked at Hospitalet (1999/03), Racing Santander (2003/05), Alaves (2005), Lleida (2006/07), Elche (2015/16) Rayo Vallecano (2016/17) before joining Getafe.”

Source | FC Barcelona

It’ll be interesting to see how Planes and Abidal get on this summer with a host of players being linked with a move to Barcelona in the transfer window.