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Barcelona Daily News Roundup 24 August 2023 | All the latest news and rumours

Barcelona Daily News Roundup 24 August 2023 | All the latest news and rumours

Barcelona won their second game of the season to kickstart their La Liga title defence. They will face Villarreal away from home next on August 27.

Here are all the current news and rumours surrounding the club.

Everyone at Barça is delighted with Ferran Torres’ progress and attitude. From the coaching staff to the other players. He gained muscle mass over the summer, and physically, he’s in the best form he’s ever been. (relevo)

Barça and Manchester City are finalizing the last details of the agreement for the loan of Joao Cancelo. If everything goes to plan, the player should travel to Barcelona today or tomorrow. (mundodeportivo)

Barcelona have assumed that it’s practically impossible to sell Clement Lenglet due to his high salary. However, they are optimistic of loaning him out. (sport)

Lamine Yamal will be called up to the Spanish national team. (mundodeportivo)

Ilkay Gündogan has been left confused by the constant time wasting, fouls, attempts to deceive the referee, simulations and provocations from other La Liga teams in the first 2 matches. He’s used to the Premier League, where these things are harshly punished. (mundodeportivo)

Vitor Roque will join Barcelona in January. (sport)

Due to his renewal in 2020, in which he deferred his salary, Clement Lenglet is one of the highest paid players at Barcelona right now. The club have to pay him €16m for this season. (sport)

In the last two years, Barça have signed 5 players from Manchester City:

  • Eric García
  • Kun Agüero
  • Ferran Torres
  • Ilkay Gündogan
  • Joao Cancelo* (sport)

Barça are still waiting to receive some money to register the remaining players. Libero Football Finance are expected to pay €20m this week, and €20m before the 29th of August. (mundodeportivo)