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Papers: Riqui Puig wants to stay at Barcelona

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This morning, the papers are focusing on two main fronts over in Catalonia: the winter transfer window and the upcoming derby after the international break. Barcelona have a big challenge ahead of them and another huge test for Ronald Koeman.

SPORT are saying that Riqui Puig doesn’t want to leave the club this January and is adamant on succeeding at the Camp Nou.

The La Masia prodigy cannot see himself anywhere else and is completely loyal to the club of his childhood. However, the likes of Benfica and Porto are showing some interest and Barcelona would like for the youngster to go on a loan, if possible.

Apart from that, SPORT also say that Sergio Busquets will be out this weekend due to an injury sustained while playing for Spain. Now, it’s time for Miralem Pjanić to shine against a very tough opponent.

Speaking of Atlético Madrid, Mundo Deportivo are reporting on Luis Suárez, saying the Uruguayan won’t face Barça since he has tested positive for COVID-19.

This is undoubtedly a big hit for the Rojiblancos and will delay the reunion for just a bit. Still, even with him out of the squad, Diego Simeone’s team is in red-hot form and Koeman will have to come up with something special to beat them.

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