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2013 06 03
On that day, a smiling Neymar was presented at Camp Nou, Barcelona having beaten out their great rivals to the Santos and Brazil prodigy after a bitter transfer battle

2016 03 24 Retrieve

[An open letter signed by Barcelona’s eight (living) current and previous presidents] With Cruyff we [Barça] began to play differently, breaking new ground and innovating. With him, both as a player and coach, we established our own style on the field, what is traditionally known as ‘total football,’ the Barça style everyone admires. The arrival of Cruyff altered the history of Barça. He contributed decisively to a change of mentality. He got us to keep our heads up and to see that no opponent was invincible, that we could attain what we were aiming for. Cruyff was an icon who explained, better than anyone, that Barça is more than a club. He did it simply and based in reality, and always moving forward. Without Cruyff’s unabashed and non-conformist spirit, we quite possibly wouldn’t have become the greatest club in the world. So, again, thank you, Johan. Thanks to the man who was admired, thanks to the social icon, thanks to the football superstar

2018 03 08 Retrieve

[Vidal joins Barcelona from Bayern Munich in €20m switch] FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for the transfer of player Arturo Vidal. The agreement with Arturo Vidal is for the next three seasons and is pending medical review that the player will pass in the coming days. FC Barcelona will soon inform of the arrival of the player and the agenda of the presentation

2019 05 04 Retrieve

[Dembele injured again! Can Barcelona really rely on fragile French winger?] Ousmane Dembele has a hamstring injury in his right leg. Tomorrow [Sunday] further tests will be taken to determine the exact extent of the injury

: 2019 07 22 Jasper Cillessen had grown tired of sitting on the bench at Barcelona and does not view his move to Valencia as a backward step. Valencia shelled out €35 million in June to sign him

: 2019 07 23 Manchester United have fallen behind Real Madrid and Barcelona in the list of Forbes’s 50 most richest teams

: 2019 07 24 Barcelona have confirmed record revenues of €990 million during the 2018-19 campaign, though the club’s profits fell from 2018

: 2019 07 25 Atletico Madrid have demanded La Liga prevent Antoine Griezmann from playing for Barcelona next season. Griezmann confirmed he would be leaving Atleti at the end of last season, despite having only signed a five-year contract at Wanda Metropolitano in June 2018 after turning down a move to Barca.

: 2019 07 25b Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund are negotiating the transfer of Malcom, which would see the Bundesliga club pay €42 million for the Brazilian winger

2019 07 26 Retrieve

[A brief statement on the club’s official website confirming Pep Segura’s exit] FC Barcelona and Josep Segura have reached an agreement to terminate his contract with the club. FC Barcelona publicly expresses its gratitude to Josep Segura for his commitment and dedication, and wishes him good luck and success in the future

: 2019 07 30 ‘How much has Barcelona spent in the last five years?’. Those were the words of Cristiano Ronaldo as he collected his umpteenth award on Monday, reminding fans of Real Madrid’s unprecedented dominance in the Champions League in recent seasons where Barcelona spent almost €1bn in five years without winning the Champions League.

2019 08 02 Retrieve

[Recently, one of the most high-profile cases of tapping up has involved Barcelona once again in their successful pursuit of Antoine Griezmann] Through this statement, Atletico Madrid wishes to express its strongest disapproval of the behaviour of both, especially FC Barcelona, for prompting the player to break his contractual relationship with Atletico Madrid at a time of the season when the club was involved in the Champions League tie against Juventus, as well as the league title race against Barcelona

This is something that we believe violates the protected periods of negotiation with players and alters the basic rules of integrity in any sporting competition, as well as causing enormous damage to our club and its millions of fans

: 2019 08 02b Zenit St Petersburg have signed Barcelona winger Malcom for a fee of €40 million, plus €5 million in add-ons. The Brazilian leaves the Camp Nou just a year after joining the club from French side Bordeaux

: 2019 08 03 Barcelona are preparing to begin talks with Paris Saint-Germain over the signing of Neymar. PSG have been steadfast over their asking price for the Brazil international and have been sticking to their €222 million valuation of the player they signed from Barca in 2017

2019 08 04 Retrieve

[Barcelona have completed the €18 million signing of Real Betis defender Junior Firpo] One of the young talents that shone during the past year in La Liga, Junior is a concern for rival defences. His electricity and his tireless running allow him to recover quickly the defensive position. In addition, Junior Firpo dominates in possession - a fundamental aspect of the Barca game

: 2019 08 05 Lionel Messi is set to miss Barcelona’s upcoming trip to the USA after suffering a calf injury during his first training session back at the club

: 2019 08 07 Barcelona are asking for between €20 million and €30m from Tottenham to allow Philippe Coutinho to leave on a season-long loan deal.

: 2019 08 07b Barcelona seek Neymar loan deal with option to buy - but must offload Philippe Coutinho to Tottenham first. Sources have told Goal that Paris Saint-Germain are open to loaning Neymar to the Catalan side with an obligation to purchase outright next season

: 2019 08 08 Montreal Impact made headlines by signing 20-year-old Ballou Tabla on loan from Barcelona B.

: 2019 08 08b President Florentino Perez is willing to enter negotiations with the Ligue 1 champions PSG and table an opening bid in excess of €100m, while Neymar would be offered a five-year contract with an annual salary of €25m per season. A possible return to Barcelona now looks to have collapsed, with Philippe Coutinho having rejected the opportunity to make a loan move to Tottenham

2019 08 13 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich remain interested in acquiring Philippe Coutinho in the current transfer window] There is interest from FC Bayern, but there is no agreement. That is all there is to say at the moment

2019 08 17 Retrieve

[Barcelona confirm Luis Suarez calf injury] Tests carried out on Saturday morning have confirmed Luis Suarez has an injured right calf. His recovery will dictate his return to action

2019 08 20 Retrieve

[Fans of FIFA 2020 – and particularly Barcelona supporters – are left disappointed this year with the omission of Camp Nou as a playable stadium in the game. Back in June 2019, KONAMI and FC Barcelona released the following statement] KONAMI and FC Barcelona have renewed their relationship with a new Global Partners agreement, which provides KONAMI with extensive access to the club’s stars and prominent visibility within the real-world match day experience. To underline this, KONAMI visited the team earlier this year and conducted a full body 3D scan every player

The stunningly re-created Camp Nou, FC Barcelona’s storied home ground, also remains exclusive to the PES series – both console and mobile

2019 08 27 Retrieve

[Barcelona have apologised following backlash to a tweet involving Junior Firpo sent after their 5-2 win over Real Betis at Camp Nou on Sunday] FC Barcelona wish to sincerely apologise for any offence caused to Real Betis and their supporters regarding a tweet sent out on Sunday evening. No disrespect was intended, but we were wrong to publish it on a night that was very special for Junior Firpo.

2019 08 29 Tweet

[Former Barcelona and Spain head coach Luis Enrique has confirmed his daughter Xana has died after suffering from bone cancer] Our condolences and all our sympathy for Luis Enrique and his family at this very difficult time. RIP Xana

2019 08 30 Retrieve

[Young Barcelona defender Juan Miranda will continue to hone his trade in Germany after Schalke confirmed they had struck a loan deal with the Blaugrana on Friday] Schalke have loaned Juan Miranda Gonzalez for two years until June 30, 2021 from Spanish champions Barcelona. The 19-year-old (born on January 19, 2000) will wear the number three shirt in the Royal Blues first team

2019 09 02 Retrieve

[Rafinha extends Barca contract & joins Celta Vigo on loan] FC Barcelona and Rafinha have agreed on the renewal of the player’s contract through to the end of the 2020/21 season. Additionally, Barça and Celta Vigo have come to an agreement whereas Rafinha will play at Celta on loan for the 2019/20 season. Celta thus take on Rafinha’s salary plus potential add-ons of up to €1.5m. FC Barcelona would like to publicly express its gratitude to Rafinha for his commitment and dedication, and wishes him the best of luck and continued success

2019 09 13 Retrieve

[Barcelona confirm extent of Umtiti injury as Luis Suarez nears return to fitness] In the follow-up of the recovery process of the French player’s right foot, and through new tests, a fissure of the second metatarsal has been detected. The approximate withdrawal time will be about 5-6 weeks

2019 09 17 Retrieve

[Jordi Alba has been forced off in Barcelona’s Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund after suffering a hamstring injury] Jordi Alba has hurt his left hamstring. Tests tomorrow will reveal the full extent of the injury

2019 09 25 Retrieve

[Barcelona issue update on Messi adductor injury] First team player Leo Messi has an elongation at the adductor of the left thigh. It is low and its progression will determine his availability

2019 09 26 Retrieve

[Barcelona have been fined just €300 by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for their actions in the signing of Atletico Madrid forward Antione Griezmann] It is evident that the amount of economic sanction does not bear any proportion to the importance of the facts that have given rise to this file. Taking into account the economic capacity of the club and the amount of the economic operation, this committee is aware that the payment of €300, beyond its merely symbolic nature (the fine is imposed because the issued club has been considered the author of a disciplinary infraction), will not contribute to the sanctioned club in particular and, probably, other clubs that may be in the same situation in the future, adapt their behaviour to what is required by regulation. However, this is not a sufficient reason for this committee to opt for the imposition of a sanction - the closing of the stadium by a party - which, as stated, seems to be intended for infractions of another nature

2019 09 27 Retrieve

[Barcelona injury woes continue as Ansu Fati ruled out for Getafe match] After the session it was announced that Ansu Fati will miss the game on Saturday at Getafe with a tendon problem in his right knee. His recovery will dictate his return to action

2019 10 07 Retrieve

[Barcelona have sacked Juvenil A head coach Victor Valdes with immediate effect, amid rumours of a bust-up with Patrick Kluivert behind the scenes] FC Barcelona has told Víctor Valdes that he is no longer the coach of Juvenil A and belonging to the Club. Artiga Franc, until now coach of Juvenil B and in the Masia since 2010, becomes the coach of Juvenil A.

2019 10 16 Retrieve

[La Liga asks Barcelona & Real Madrid to move Clasico from Camp Nou to Bernabeu amid Catalan protests] RFEF has received the LFP request and has brought the case to the Competition Committee, which has brought the situation to the clubs. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have until Monday to respond. After [their comments] are received and analysed, the Competition will decide

2019 10 16b Retrieve

[Barcelona released a statement after Monday’s sentencing news calling for more dialogue to take place] FC Barcelona, as one of the leading entities in Catalonia and in accordance with its historical record for the defence of freedom of expression and the right to decide, today, after the condemnatory ruling issued by the supreme court in relation to the open process against the Catalan civic and political leaders, states the following:

In the same way that the preventive prison sentence didn’t help to resolve the conflict, neither will the prison sentence given today, because prison is not the solution. The resolution of the conflict in Catalonia must come exclusively from political dialogue. Therefore, now more than ever, the club asks all political leaders to lead a process of dialogue and negotiation to resolve this conflict, which should also allow for the release of convicted civic and political leaders. FC Barcelona also expresses all its support and solidarity to the families of those who are deprived of their freedom

2019 10 17 Retrieve

[Barcelona vs Real Madrid Clasico postponed due to security concerns. Following RFEF’s communique, Barca released a statement of their own] In the light of the postponement of the game against Real Madrid, decreed by the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) Competition Committee, FC Barcelona states: On Thursday the Club informed the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) Competition Committee of its decision to say no to playing the game at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, as proposed by the Spanish Football League (LFP). The Club’s desire was to play the Clásico at Camp Nou on the 26th, the date and time previously agreed and the Committee was informed of this in writing.

The Club has the utmost confidence in the civic and pacific attitude of its members and fans who always express themselves in exemplary fashion at Camp Nou. Nevertheless, having received the decision of the RFEF Competition Committee to postpone the game citing ‘exceptional circumstances’ and given that it falls to the clubs to agree a new date for the game before Monday, the Club will propose 18 December. The Club regrets the inconvenience that this postponement may cause to members, supporters’ club members and fans and it has now begun the necessary steps to refund money from Monday 21 October for tickets already purchased

2019 10 22 Retrieve

[Barcelona and Real Madrid left waiting as RFEF postpone Clasico date decision] The Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation will return to Barcelona and Real Madrid tomorrow [Tuesday] after receiving new statements from the National Professional Football League [LaLiga] on the date of the Clasico [originally] to be played on October 26 and was postponed due to exceptional circumstances.

The clubs will have a deadline to answer by 20:00 on Tuesday, and the Competition Committee must meet again to assess their responses. During the day, the Competition Committee has analysed the proposals of both clubs, which it invited to agree to a day and who have agreed to play the postponed match on December 18. It [the Competition Committee] has also analysed the various reports sent by the National Professional Football League during these days. In addition, the Committee requested a report from the RFEF Competition Area, which has been sent to them in a timely manner

2019 10 22b Retrieve

[Umtiti absent from Barcelona’s Slavia Prague Champions League trip] In the final part of the session on Tuesday at the Ciutat Esportiva, Samuel Umtiti picked up a bruised knee and so the French central defender misses the trip to take on Slavia Prague. Sergio Roberto also misses out as he is still recovering from a knee injury picked up in the win at the weekend against Eibar in La Liga

2019 10 23 Retrieve

[Barcelona rejected La Liga’s idea of switching the game to the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid and, despite the concerns, defended their supporters from the suggestion that they could potentially become violent] The Club has the utmost confidence in the civic and pacifist attitude of its members and fans who always express themselves in exemplary fashion at Camp Nou.

2019 11 29 Retrieve

[Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele is set to miss up to 10 weeks with a thigh injury] Test have confirmed that the first-team player Ousmane Dembele has a muscular lesion in the biceps femoris of the right thigh. The approximate recovery time is around 10 weeks

2020 01 11 Retrieve

[Barcelona striker Luis Suarez set for spell on sidelines as he undergoes knee surgery] The first team player Luis Suarez will be operated on Sunday by Dr. Ramon Cugat for an injury to the external meniscus of his right knee

2020 01 12 Retrieve

[Suarez may miss rest of season as Barcelona striker ruled out for four months after surgery] The first team player, Luis Suarez, has been operated on this Sunday by Dr. Ramon Cugat, who used keyhole surgery to resolve an injury to the external meniscus of the right knee by performing a suture. The Uruguayan striker will be out for approximately four months.

Suarez has participated in a total of 23 games this season, in which he has scored 14 goals: 11 in the league and three in the Champions League. In addition, he has the most assists in the Spanish league in 2019-20 with a total of seven

2020 01 13 Retrieve

[Barcelona sack Valverde, Quique Setien announced as new head coach] Quique Setien will be the new FC Barcelona coach. The man from Cantabria in the north of Spain comes to Barca after having had spells at Racing Santander, Poli Ejido, Logrones, Lugo, Las Palmas and Betis, his previous club in the 2018/19 season. Throughout his career he has been a proponent of possession-based, attacking football that has been attractive to the fans

2020 01 25 Retrieve

[Barcelona prise Matheus Pereira from Juventus as Alejandro Marques heads in the opposite direction] Born in Sao Paulo and a product of the youth system at Corinthians, Matheus Pereira da Silva is an offensive midfielder who is noted for his touch and his arrival in the area from the second line.

The Brazilian player, who has been followed by Barca club for some time, made the leap to European football in the summer of 2016 at Empoli in Serie B, and was subsequently loaned to Juventus where he would play with Juvenil.

After making a permanent transfer, the Turin club took over his services and sanctioned a number of loan assignments: Girondins de Bordeaux (Ligue 1), Parana Clube and Dijon. Last season, however, Pereira would play with Juventus’ C-Series subsidiary, scoring five goals. In addition, he made his official debut with the first team and took in three appearances. Pereira has been an international with the Brazil U17 team

2020 02 03 Retrieve

[Ousmane Dembele has suffered yet another injury setback at Barcelona] During this morning’s training session, Ousmane Dembele felt some discomfort in his right leg as a consequence of muscle fatigue. He will continue with his rehabilitation

2020 02 04 Retrieve

[Barca confirm hamstring injury for Dembele with no specified return date] The tests performed this morning on @Dembouz have shown that the player has a complete rupture of the proximal tendon of the biceps femoris of the right thigh. In the next few hours, it will be determined what treatment will be followed for recovery

During this morning’s training session, Ousmane Dembele felt some discomfort in his right leg as a consequence of muscle fatigue. He will continue with his rehabilitation

2020 02 06 Retrieve

[Barcelona have confirmed that Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery] FC Barcelona player Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery on Tuesday, February 11 in Turku, Finland, to treat a rupture to the proximal tendon of his right hamstring. Once the operation has been concluded, further information will be given regarding his approximate recovery time

2020 02 15 Retrieve

[Barcelona acknowledged the latest cybersecurity breach after taking back control of their accounts] FC Barcelona’s Twitter accounts have been hacked, which is why messages from outside our club have appeared, and which have been reported and deleted. The tweets were made through a third-party tool for data analytics

FC Barcelona will conduct a cybersecurity audit and will review all protocols and links with third party tools, in order to avoid such incidents and to guarantee the best service to our members and fans. We apologise for any inconvenience this situation may have caused

2020 02 17 Retrieve

[Barcelona deny paying social media accounts to attack Messi and Guardiola] With regards to information published today about the contracting of a company dedicated to creating opinion on social media with a view to damaging the image of third parties related directly or indirectly with the club, FC Barcelona roundly deny any relationship, and furthermore, the contracting of services linked to social media accounts that have broadcast negative or disparaging messages related to any person, entity or organisation that may be, or have been, related to the club.

I3 Ventures, a service provider to the club, has no relationship with the accounts mentioned and, if any relationship was to come to light, the club would immediately end their contractual agreement and bring about any necessary legal action to defend their interests.

As such, FC Barcelona confirm that it has services contracted relating to the monitoring of social media with the aim of analysing both positive and negative messages about the organisation itself.

With the contracting of these services, the club is attempting to look after and preserve its reputation as well those of people related to the club (sponsors, players, board members, members, supporters’ club members), as far as the protection of this reputation is a fundamental element and responsibility for those who work for the organisation.

The club demands an immediate rectification of the information published and reserves the right to exercise legal action against those who continue to implicate the club in such practices.

2020 02 23 Retrieve

[Injured Sergi Roberto out of Barcelona’s Napoli and Madrid assignments] The latest casualty, Sergi Roberto, has been confirmed as having injured one of the adductor muscles in his right thigh and will be out for between two and three weeks

2020 03 13 Retrieve

[Barcelona cancel training & tell players to stay at home amid coronavirus pandemic] Given the healthcare situation and according to the recommendations of the Club’s medical staff, the first team has suspended all activity until further notice

2020 03 14 Retrieve

[Messi self-isolating in ‘complicated’ & worrying times as Barcelona stars break during coronavirus pandemic] Given the healthcare situation and according to the recommendations of the club’s medical staff, the first team has suspended all activity until further notice

2020 03 26 Retrieve

[Barcelona looking to to cut wages with La Liga suspended due to coronavirus] Among the measures adopted, it’s worth noting those related to the workplace are motivated by the need to adapt the contractual obligations of the club staff to the new and temporary circumstances that we are experiencing. It is about the presentation of the different relative files in the sporting field (football and other professional sports), as well as for the rest of the non-sporting personnel. These files will be processed before the Treball Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya, once the club has shared all aspects related to these measures, and their scope, with all its staff, both sporting and non-sporting. Basically, it is a reduction of the working day, imposed by the circumstances and the protection measures carried out, and, as a consequence, the proportional reduction of the remuneration provided for in the respective contracts. Measures that the club wants to implement scrupulously follow the formal labour regulations, under the criteria of proportionality, and above all fairness, and with the sole objective of resuming the activity of the club as soon as possible

2020 03 30 Retrieve

[Barcelona players will take 70 per cent pay cuts] This additional contribution from the squad, plus the contribution that the club will make, will guarantee 100 per cent of the salaries of all non-sport staff. The club would like to thank the professional athletes for their involvement in a situation as exceptional as the one caused by this health emergency

2020 04 10 Retrieve

[Barca threaten legal action after ex-vice president Rousaud claims misappropriation of club funds] In the light of the serious and unfounded accusations made this morning by Mr. Emili Rousaud, ex institutional vice president at the Club, in different interviews with the media, FC Barcelona categorically denies any activity that can be described as corruption, therefore, reserves the right to any legal action that may correspond.

As such, the anaylis of the monitoring service for social networks is currently the subject of a wide-ranging independent report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) which is still being carried out and as a result is yet to reach any conclusions and with the Club having provided all the relevant information requested by PWC since the start of the process.

Finally, the resignations of the members of the Board of Directors announced over the last few hours have come about due to a reorganisation of the Board put forward by president Josep Maria Bartomeu and which will be completed in the next few days.

This reorganisation of the Board of Directors is an attempt to face the challenge of the final phase of the mandate in the best way possible with the objective being the implementation of the necessary measures to prepare for the Club’s future, overcoming the consequences of the public health crisis which is currently upon us and to bring to a conclusion the management programme began in 2010 and the Strategic Plan approved in 2015

2020 04 13 Retrieve

[Barcelona take legal action against ex-vice president Rousaud over corruption allegations] In the face of grave and unfounded allegations made by Mr Emili Rousaud, the club’s former Vice President, in a number of media interviews, the Board of Directors categorically denies any action that could be described as corruption and have agreed to bring the corresponding criminal action accordingly. In this regard, the Board wishes to emphasise that in the light of these allegations, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), the company in charge of conducting the audit on the monitoring services of social networks contracted by the club, have reiterated that its work is still ongoing and, therefore, is without any provisional or definitive conclusions. The Board of Directors have agreed that, once the audit is completed, it will analyse the content and conclusions derived from it, publish them, and will make their decisions and take appropriate measures based on their final result

2020 04 19 Retrieve

[on Matheus Fernandes] [Barcelona described the player as one who] stands out for his defensive qualities in midfield and his ability to bring the ball out from the back. His usual position is as the holding midfielder due to his excellent skills at winning the ball back. The Brazilian is a well-rounded midfielder with an excellent right foot

2020 05 05 Retrieve

[Barcelona players to undergo Covid-19 tests on Wednesday ahead of potential La Liga return] The football first team will be back at the Ciutat Esportiva on Wednesday for the relevant medical tests ahead of starting training individually in the coming days. La Liga has given the go ahead for the tests to be carried out after the club facilities are inspected on Tuesday. On Wednesday the medicals will be carried out to guarantee the players’ health.

This crisis has had a profound impact on all of us. The return of football is a sign that society is progressing towards the new normal. It will also bring back an element of life that people in Spain and around the world know and love

People’s health is paramount, so we have a comprehensive protocol to safeguard the health of everyone involved as we work to restart La Liga. Circumstances are unprecedented, but we hope to start playing again in June and finish our 2019-20 season this summer

2020 05 07 Retrieve

[Barcelona confirm return to individual training from Friday after coronavirus all-clear] The first team will return to training this Friday individually following the protocols laid down by La Liga. The preparatory session is to take place at 9.30am at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper where the Tito Vilanova training pitch, pitch 2 and pitch 3 will be used to divide up the player so that they have sufficient space to carry out the session and maintain the distance between each other stipulated by the health authorities

2020 05 15 Retrieve

[Barcelona yet to decide whether to return money to season-ticket holders] The club has not yet made any decision regarding the payment of this season and the collection for next season because the board is evaluating the impact of the crisis and how it can affect Barcelona and its members

2020 06 05 Retrieve

[Barcelona confirm Messi injury but calm any long-term fitness fears] Quique Setien and his team were back out on the training ground this Friday after taking the previous day off. Barca captain Leo Messi has a minor right quadriceps injury and trained in isolation, doing specific exercises to avoid unnecessary risks with just eight days remaining before Barca finally get back to playing matches. He should be able to rejoin his team-mates in a few days’ time. All of the available players were at the Ciutat Esportiva, where they were joined by Jorge Cuenca and Kike Saverio as well as the other B team players who have been working out with the first team over the last few days: Inaki Pena, R. Araujo, Chumi, Monchu, Riqui Puig, Collado and Ansu Fati. The latter, like Messi, worked out individually this morning. For tomorrow’s Saturday session the players will train again, but unusually, this session is going to be on the pitch in the Camp Nou as Setien works to get his players ready for the return to football, but with games being played behind closed doors

2020 06 11 Retrieve

[Semedo kept out of Barcelona team training after reported social distancing breach] Training session with available first team players. Nelson Semedo did not train as per protocol established by La Liga

2020 06 19 Retrieve

[A Barcelona court ruled in the La Liga club’s favour on Friday, ordering Neymar to pay €6.7m (£6m) to Barca, while dismissing his claim] FC Barcelona expresses its satisfaction with the verdict announced today by Social Court 15 in Barcelona in relation to the lawsuit involving FC Barcelona and the player Neymar Jr regarding the amount of the signing bonus in the final renewal of the player’s contract

The ruling has fully dismissed the player’s claim for payment of 43.6 million euros, and has accepted a large part of the defence presented by FC Barcelona, as a result of which the player must return 6.7 million euros to the club

Since the player’s representative is entitled to appeal this decision, the club shall continue to fervently defend its legitimate interests

2020 06 19b Retrieve

[Neymar ordered to pay Barcelona €6.7m as judge rules in La Liga club’s favour over signing-on bonus dispute] FC Barcelona welcomes the judgment handed down today by the Social Court 15 of Barcelona, in connection with lawsuits between the club and the player Neymar Junior in claiming compensation for the bonus signed in his last contract renewal

The judgment dismisses the player’s claim in its entirety, which demanded the payment of €43.6m, and estimates a large part of the claim filed by FC Barcelona, ​​under which the player must return the club €6.7m.

2020 06 21 Retrieve

[Barcelona confirm Frenkie de Jong injury with uncertain return date for midfielder] The clinical follow-up on Frenkie De Jong has uncovered an injury in the soleus of his right leg. The evolution of the injury will condition the player’s availability

2020 06 29 Retrieve

[Barcelona confirm €72m agreement with Juventus for Arthur Melo] FC Barcelona and Juventus FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of player Arthur Melo. The Italian club will pay €72 million, plus €10 million in variables. The player will stay at FC Barcelona until the end of the official competitions of the 2019-20 season

2020 07 07 Retrieve

[CAS dismisses Santos case against Barca over Neymar transfer] The CAS found that the contract between Santos and Neymar was ended by mutual agreement and that Barcelona did not flout the transfer agreement when it paid additional fees to the player’s father and the firm N&N. Barcelona did not commit any fraudulent conduct when it signed a pre-transfer agreement with Neymar nor when it signed the transfer with Santos