TOP 5 Barca: Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Dybala, Denis Suarez, Coutinho


Sergi Roberto and FC Barcelona agree contract renewal through to 2022 | FCBarcelona.com

FC Barcelona and Sergi Roberto have reached an agreement on a contract renewal, which will keep the player at the Camp Nou through to 30 June 2022. His buyout clause has been set at 500m euros.

Sergi Roberto has won every collective honour imaginable at FC Barcelona. The versatile player has been a winner of 4 LaLiga titles, 2 Champions Leagues, 4 Copa del Reys, 4 Spanish Supercopas, 2 European Supercups and 2 Club World Cups. He has made 178 appearances for Barça and scored 7 goals. This season he has been a regular under Ernesto Valverde, playing 25 games to date. More here.

Barca midfielder Rafinha will go to Inter Milan on loan | Sport

Barcelona and Inter Milan have reached a deal to send Rafinha Alcantara to Italy on loan until the end of the season. Negotiations were advanced and eventually progressed when the sides agreed on a vital detail about the Brazilian's future beyond this season.

He will move on loan but if Inter Milan reach the Champions League, they will be obliged to buy him for 35 million euros. More here.

Who should Barcelona sell, loan, keep in January | The Barcelona Podcast

Francesc and Dan discuss whether Denis Suarez has done enough to retain his current role at Barcelona. Should he be loaned out or trusted to become a Barca starter under Valverde? We discuss here:



Dybala is no Messi - Laudrup thinks comparisons are unfair

Paulo Dybala may be a burgeoning star in European football but it is unfair to compare him with Barcelona icon Lionel Messi, says Michael Laudrup.

"He's a talent," Laudrup told Omnisport. "The problem I think is that he's from Argentina and he's another player that people like to say could be the next Messi. You don't see a player like that every ten years, or every 15. Maybe we'll have to wait 25, 30 years, 50 years to see another player like that." More here.

Philippe Coutinho steps up recovery as Barcelona debut nears | Barca Blaugranes

Barcelona have confirmed that new signing Philippe Coutinho is stepping up his recovery from injury as he waits to make his debut for his new club. Following his arrival from Liverpool, the Brazilian was swiftly ruled out for three weeks with a thigh problem.

He has been in training in the sand at Ciutat Esportiva but is now doing work with the ball and hopefully soon he will be back with the group. More here.

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