Barca News Round-up: 29 December 2022

Barca News Round-up: 29 December 2022

Barca News Network brings you today’s latest Barca News round-up including Tottenham’s reported offer for Franck Kessie, Araujo’s dual nationality, Iñigo Martínez’s signing, and Alejandro Balde’s renewal update.

An offer worth €15 million from Tottenham for Franck Kessie:

Tottenham Hotspur have offered €15 million for Franck Kessie as per recent reports from SPORT. The player’s desire is to stay and play an important role in the second half of the season.

Alejandro Balde’s renewal updates:

The renewal agreement between FC Barcelona and Alejandro Balde’s entourage is on the verge of completion. The young Spaniard will renew his contract until 2027 with a release clause of 1€ Billion.

Ronald Araujo received his Spanish passport:

La Blaugrana defender Ronald Araujo received his Spanish passport today and he will finally have dual citizenship meaning, Barcelona will have all three non-European spots free now.

Sergi Roberto spoke about his renewal:

“We haven’t started talking yet, but my idea is to stay. From what the staff told me, they want me to stay. I would be very excited to continue and above all being able to enjoy playing with a Barca shirt.”

The signing of Iñigo Martínez:

FC Barcelona have stalled the signing of Iñigo Martínez amid Marcos Alonso’s impressive form and versatility to play as a center-back.

Potential replacement of Lewandowski amid his 3-match suspension:

The Polish number 9 has been suspended for 3 matches and Xavi has to choose between Ferran Torres, Memphis Depay, and Ansu Fati to replace him. Robert Lewandowski is suspended for the next three league games including the upcoming Barcelona Derby, the match against Atlético de Madrid, and Getafe.

As per recent reports, Ansu Fati is expected to replace Lewandowski upfront against Espanyol.

The Seient Lliure Invers will apply in Barcelona derby:

The Seient Lliure Invers will apply to all season ticket holders who have not used their season ticket or put it in the Seient Lliure during any of the 10 official games played at Camp Nou this season meaning their ticket could be put up for sale in the upcoming games starting from the match against Espanyol. The ticket holder will also receive a proportionate amount if the ticket is sold.

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