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We have a new signing…for the summer. Barcelona have reached an agreement with SC Braga for 20-year-old Francisco Trincão, who will join the first team on 1 July 2020. We pay his release clause of €30 million plus 940.000 extra.…

1st February

1st February. The transfer window is officially closed. No more departures, no more signings. Has this been a good one for us? I would say our squad is less overcrowded now, but perhaps worse. Two events should have influenced everything:…

O F F I C I A L

Non-stop deadline day. We’ve been overusing the loans with purchase options lately – I hope UEFA or FIFA forbid this or ban us. The latest one: Moussa Wagué. He is loaned out to OGC Nice until the end of the…

O F F I C I A L

Our second signing of the deadline day came this afternoon. Barcelona have signed Palmerias’ midfielder Matheus Fernandes for €7 million and an additional €3m in variables. He will now play on loan at Valladolid, but will join us in the…

Multiple strength

With Neto injured for 2 or 3 weeks, should Iñaki Peña start in tomorrow’s Copa del Rey last 16, and potentially next week’s quarterfinals? Is he ready? My answer: no doubt. He was already completely prepared to succeed Cillessen last…

It’s a new structure

It’s undeniable that Quique Setién’s model is complex. He needs time to execute his football, and in midseason he has none. Setién is a manager to build a project, to work on very specific mechanisms and insist on his convictions.…

Too early, too early

Too early, too early. Still shocked. The entire world, not only of basketball, is mourning the death of an icon. I badly hope I’m not the one who first tells you the news of Kobe passing away, but I wish…