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Papers: Barça looking to give Fati a new contract; ‘Charging batteries’

The young gem could be getting a reward for his extraordinary performances.

Domagoj Kostanjšak

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On today’s newspaper covers, Sport are claiming that Barça are planning to give the young Ansu Fati a brand new contract soon. Mundo Deportivo, on the other hand, are focusing on the players who have taken a long-overdue vacation.

But it’s the young forward who’s definitely in the spotlight here and Sport’s cover ‘Ansu armour‘ says it all – the club wants to protect the crown jewel of La Masia from any potential temptations from the outside world.

The outlet mentions Manchester United, in particular, as someone who have already shown interest and might come back to try again. With that in mind, Barça want to shield Fati by giving him a lucrative new contract, reportedly raising the release clause to €300m and giving the youngster a first-team number.

They also talk about Inter’s attempts to renew the contract of Lautaro Martínez and Barça B’s advance to the promotion finals after winning on penalties yesterday.

Mundo Deportivo are dealing with a slightly more light-hearted topic as they show images of Barcelona players enjoying their holiday following the end of 2019/20 LaLiga season.

The title ‘Charging batteries‘ is pretty straightforward too as Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi are pictured enjoying the sun, away from the worries of the Catalan giant.

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Ten Barça attackers are nominated for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team

Javier Giorgetti

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The renowned magazine France Football has brought the nominees for the attacking positions for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team lineup to light. The line-up is structured as a 3-4-3, with left-wing, centre-forward, and right-wing positions in the attack. Of the 30 nominees for the offensive positions, ten players have had the opportunity to defend the Blaugranas colours.

List of the ten Barça attackers that are nominated for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team

  • Rivaldo. Left-wing. 1989-2015.
  • Thierry Henry. Left-wing. 1994-2014.
  • Histro Stoichkov. Left-wing. 1982-2003.
  • Ronaldinho. Left-wing. 1998-2015.
  • Johan Cruyff. Centre-forward. 1964-1984.
  • Romário. Centre-forward. 1985-2009.
  • Ronaldo Nazario. 1993-2011.
  • Samuel Eto’o. Right-wing. 1997-2019.
  • Lionel Messi. Right-wing. 2003-2020.
  • Luis Figo. Right-wing. 1990-2009.

Without a doubt, each of the players on the list has played an important role with different stories in the history of FC Barcelona, and all the nominees deserve a place in the team. However, it will be nearly impossible to have a front-three of Barça’s players due to the great competition in each position.

Even though France Football is recognizing the greatness of the aforementioned legends, the magazine has lost huge credibility for Culés, with players like Luis Suárez, Dani Alves, Carles Puyol, and Gerard Piqué failing to receive a nomination for the ‘Dream Team’.

Source: France Football

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