Monday 21 August 2017

Barcelona confirm 77 signings after transfer embargo is lifted - Here's where they're going

Barcelona's Turkish midfielder Arda Turan (frontL) waits on the pitch with teammates during an open training session at the Mini Stadium in Barcelona yesterday
Barcelona's Turkish midfielder Arda Turan (frontL) waits on the pitch with teammates during an open training session at the Mini Stadium in Barcelona yesterday
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan are the big name players who will be joining Lionel Messi and Co this January but they will be joined by no fewer than 75 others.

Barcelona were banned from signing players but have been steadily accumulating new talent over the past 12 months.

Vidal and Turan have been training with the team since July but have been unable to line out for their new club. Both will be available this weekend.

One of the other notable acquisitions is Daniel Gudjohnsen, son of former Barca and Chelsea striker Eidur, who will play with the club's under-10s at the La Masia Academy.

Here is a breakdown of where the 75 players have gone:

First team: 2

Barcelona B: 5

Youth A&B (16-18 years): 12

Cadet A&B (14-15 years): 11

Infant A&B (13-14 years): 17

Novice A-D (11-12 years): 11

Benjamin A-E (9-10 years): 29

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