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Barcelona Activate Paulinho’s Release Clause Coming to grips with the one of the most head-scratching transfers in club history.

FC Barcelona has announced an agreement with Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, pending a medical evaluation this Thursday. The 29-year-old comes from Guangzhou Evergrande of the Chinese Super League after Barcelona paid his €40 million release clause. Paulinho will sign a four-year deal with the club worth €5 million per season. Although Barcelona obviously expects to do some… Keep Reading

Featured/Tactical Analysis

A Review Of Ernesto Valverde’s First Preseason

As far as results go, Ernesto Valverde’s first preseason with Barcelona could not have gone much better. The blaugrana swept through their ICC competition in the United States, winning the illustrious summer tournament with wins against Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid, before returning to Catalonia, where they drew in a practice fixture with Gimnastic… Keep Reading

Match Recaps

Barcelona Win The 2017 Joan Gamper Trophy

The blaugrana concluded their preseason with a 5-0 victory against Brazilian side Chapecoense in the annual Joan Gamper Trophy match. While the Gamper Trophy match is usually a friendly disguised as a tribute match to the founder of the club, this match was clearly a genuine tribute to Chapecoense, and it was awesome to see them… Keep Reading

Match Recaps

Barcelona Defeat Madrid, Wins The ICC

While the competition and the calendar made it clear that Saturday’s Clasico was an inconsequential preseason matchup – the first to be played on American soil – Barcelona and Real Madrid made it clear that any time they are on the pitch against one another, we are in for a show. The totality of Barcelona’s… Keep Reading

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