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FC Barcelona Linked With African Star

Spanish giants FC Barcelona could reportedly turn to an African star as a replacement for a player who could leave the Camp Nou in January.

Read: 5 Nominees For BBC African Player Of The Year Announced

The Blaugrana signed Senegal right-back Moussa Wague for their reserve side at the beginning of the season, with the hope the 20-year-old will break into the first team sooner rather than later.

However, Wague could soon have an African teammate if second-choice goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen decides to leave the club in the upcoming transfer window.

According to Marca, Barcelona are keen to bring in Cameroon and Ajax Amsterdam shot-stopper Andre Onana as Cillessen’s replacment if the Dutchman leaves the Camp Nou.

The 22-year-old came through Barca’s famous La Masia academy…

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African Starlet Comments On FC Barcelona Transfer

An African star who joined FC Barcelona after impressing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup has now commented on his progress at the club.

Read: Four Barca Stars Who Could Leave In January

Senegal right-back Moussa Wague signed for Barca’s reserve team at the beginning of the season, with reports suggesting he was bought with the intention of eventually being promoted to the first side.

After initially struggling with an injury, the 20-year-old has now returned to full fitness, and says he is getting closer to achieving his targets.

“Since I was little, I dreamed of playing at Barca,” Wague told Cadena Ser.

“When I signed up, they told me I could play on the first team. I’ll do everything to get there.

“I’ve adapted well to Barca’s game. I’ve opened a door, I’m closer to…

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FC Barcelona Looking At African Striker?

With the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Lebo Mothiba and Nicolas Pepe among the most in-from African forwards in Europe’s top five leagues, Spanish giants FC Barcelona are believed to be looking at one of them in particular.

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Recent reports suggest that Barca are in the market for a forward as they are said to believe it is time to start looking for a potential long-term replacement for Luis Suarez.

According to Sport, the Catalan club is interested in Ivory Coast and Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe, who has scored more goals than any other African player in Europe’s most competitive leagues so far this season.

Pepe has struck eight times for in 13 matches for Lille this season, and has also assisted a further seven…

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Report: FC Barcelona Chasing Left-Back Of African Origin

FC Barcelona are reportedly on the hunt for a new left-back, and have identified a player with African roots as their preferred target, while it has also been claimed a Liverpool defender is on the shortlist.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see Barca’s reported left-back shortlist.

The Catalan giants are looking for a back-up for Jordi Alba after Lucas Digne left the club to join Everton in the recent transfer window, and Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo believe Olympique Lyon’s Ferland Mendy is the Blaugrana’s top target.

The 23-year-old, who was born in France but whose parents hail from Senegal and Guinea, joined Lyon from Le Havre for just €5 million (R84 million) in July 2017, and has since made a name for himself in 44 appearances for the French…

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Barcelona: South African teenagers and coach to travel to Spain

The teenagers are expected to visit FC Barcelona’s academy, Espanyol training session and also Girona’s academy during their trip to Europe

Four promising young South African footballers and a coach will be sent on the trip of a lifetime to Barcelona, Spain in October, 2018.

This is part of a partnership between the Future Champions, Gauteng provincial government and Spain’s top flight league, LaLiga Santander.

The four players are Nkanyiso Maphosa (16) Sahail Moosa (16), Zara Wilkinson (16) as well as Khanyezi Maphosa (16). 

The quartet impressed at the 2018 Future Players Talent Search and they were selected out of 10,000 players. 

Africa Director for LaLiga, Antonio Barradas, explained that Maphosa’s twin brother, Khanyezi received an extended invitation.

“One of our…

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Lionel Messi brings tears of joy to South African Barcelona fan – video | Football

Lionel Messi brought tears of joy to a South African fan after signing his Barcelona shirt. Barcelona won 3-1 a friendly match against South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns in the Mandela Cup. This cup commemorates 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela.

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