FC Barcelona news: August 23, 2022; Preparations begin for Man City friendly, Aubameyang close to Chelsea move


Post-victory recovery – FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona immediately got back to work the day after a fine victory at Real Sociedad in the first away match of the 2022/23 league season. Xavi Hernández took his men out on Monday night to the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper’s Tito Vilanova pitch for the usual post-match cool-down session.

Ansu Fati causes a sensation at the Reale Arena – FC Barcelona
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. In San Sebastián against Real Sociedad with the game on the verge of 1-1 and with the txuri urdin having the upper hand, Ansu Fati entered the fray and turned the game around.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona vs Manchester City – FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Manchester City face off in a midweek friendly promoted by Juan Carlos Unzué to raise funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.

Juventus chief Nedved confirms interest in Barcelona’s Memphis Depay – SPORT
Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved has confirmed the Italian club’s interest in signing Barcelona striker Memphis Depay this month.

Barca made the decision internally to sell Aubameyang this month – SPORT
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be sold by Barcelona. The internal debate on the future of the attacker is over and the technical staff has agreed to activate the operation. Decisions are made. Aubameyang will leave this month, although it may still be a few days before a deal is reached.

Barcelona worried about Griezmann transfer situation with Atletico – SPORT
Antoine Griezmann came on as a substitute in each of Atletico Madrid’s first two La Liga games. The Frenchman played 30 minutes against Villarreal over the weekend and 30 minutes in Getafe’s first game of the campaign when he scored.

Barcelona ask Bellerin to wait for them until the end of the transfer window – SPORT
Barcelona have a lot of work to do in the final days of the transfer window and one of the tasks they are working on is improving the right-back position.

Barca offer Dest as heavyweight in deals to sign another right-back – SPORT
Sergiño Dest is due to leave Barcelona before the end of the transfer window but so far neither the player nor his agents have looked for a way out as the player wants to stay and wait for a chance.

Barcelona defender Umtiti set to travel to Lecce on Tuesday – SPORT
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti is set to travel to Lecce on Tuesday to complete his loan move to the Italian side. Barca won’t free up any salary space with Umtiti’s departure but he will receive compensation for every game he plays for the Serie A side.

Pablo Torre ready for return from Racing Santander loan – Football España
Barcelona’s rising star Pablo Torre is set to return to Racing Santander on loan this month. Highly rated Spain Under-19 international Torre left Santander for Catalonia in March after impressing with his boyhood club.


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