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FC Barcelona News: 5 July 2024; Barça Femení announce third summer signing, Frenkie de Jong could miss preseason

Previous meetings between Euro 24 and Copa America rivals – FC Barcelona
Euro 24 and the Copa America are reaching a climax, and the quarter finals bring three games with FC Barcelona players on opposite sides, two in Europe and one in America.

Agreement to sign Kika Nazareth until 2028 – FC Barcelona
Kika, as she is known professionally, is a skilled midfielder who can also play in attack, having scored five goals in the nine games she played in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, where her team reached the quarter finals last season before going out to Olympique Marseilles. Her Benfica side also visited the Estadi Johan Cruyff in that campaign, where they were soundly beaten 5-0.

La Masia talent Toni Fernández turns down lucrative offers from Manchester City and Juventus to remain at Barcelona – Football España
La Masia has several exciting prospects currently plying their trade, and one of the most promising is Toni Fernandez. Aged 15, he spent the majority of last season playing for Barcelona’s U18 side, which is a testament to the trust shown in him by club officials. And it is that trust that has ensured that he will be continuing for the next three seasons at least.

Atletico Madrid battling Barcelona to sign 24-year-old Copa America sensation Maxi Araujo – Football España
Earlier this week, it was reported that Barcelona sporting director has lined up Toluca winger Maxi Araujo as a low-cost alternative to Nico Williams, the club’s top target for the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old has been in sensational form for Uruguay at the ongoing Copa America tournament in the United States, and as it turns out, the Catalans are not the only La Liga side following Araujo.

Barcelona have six days to finalise 32-year-old’s future amid interest from Italy – Football España
Curiously, Barcelona did not announce the departure of Sergi Roberto on the 30th of June, when his contract expired. It suggests that he could still continue, although time is running out for the Catalans to offer him a new contract.

Worrying update emerges on Frenkie de Jong injury problem, Barcelona star could miss pre-season – Football España
Frenkie de Jong is feeling the effects of three ankle injuries in the space of 12 months. The Dutch midfielder’s latest, which was suffered in April’s Clasico defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu, continues to cause problems, and these could end up turning very serious, if reports are to be believed.

Nico Williams determined to ignore Barcelona links until Euro 2024 is over – “I don’t want to hear anything” – Football España
It has been a crazy 12 months for Nico Williams. He played a significant role in Athletic Club finishing fifth in La Liga, while also being part of the squad that won Los Leones’ first Copa del Rey title in 40 years. In recent weeks, he’s been a major player for Spain at Euro 2024, and this has seen his stock rise exponentially.

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