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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

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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

Barça Draw With Gimnàstic Tarragona

Ernesto Valverde traveled down the coast of Catalunya with somewhat of a skeleton squad for the penultimate game of FC Barcelona’s preseason against Gimnàstic Tarragona, with the blaugrana earning a 1-1 draw against the Segunda side. The Catalans’ brightest stars remained home but a squad full of key players for this upcoming season all got… Keep Reading

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Barcelona Defeat Juventus In Valverde’s Debut

Neymar’s silence regarding his rumored transfer to PSG is one of the most contentious aspects of the entire saga. His refusal to deny the gossip or confirm his desire to depart is frustrating on many fronts, perhaps most importantly because it hamstrings the club’s ability to act upon their contingency plans. His silence is also… Keep Reading

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