He was born in Casablanca, but is very much a culé. Ayoub Abou Oulam was born in the economic capital and the most populous city in Morocco on June 28, 1998 and nine years later his life changed dramatically when his parents decided to move to Barcelona to live with Latif, his brother, who had already been working in Barcelona and was eventually responsible for his move to Barça. Today, he is arguably the most promising talent in La Masia.
Venue: Mini Estadi
Schedule: 11 CET
In a surprise announcement this morning, FC Barcelona have revealed that they have reached an agreement to renew the contracts of Spain defender and club captain Carles Puyol (34), midfielder and club’s second captain Xavi Hernandez (32), and Argentina forward Lionel Messi (25) – all on the same day!
A game conditioned by intense rainfall in Miranda de Ebro, the blaugrana reserves began the day in timid fashion, having reached Anduva after beating Huesca 3-1 last Wednesday.
From the very first minute, Eusebio Sacristan’s pupils tried to deploy their style, with the ends wide open and two very sharp wingers, much like the first team, but without creating any danger in the final third.
FC Barcelona have closed the season 2011/12 with record revenues and profits, as announced by the clubs financial vice-president Javier Faus. During the season 2011/12, the club earned €494.9 million, while expenses were revealed to be €441.1 million. Operating profits were recorded at €125.8 million, Profits before taxes at €53.7M, and the Net profit at €48.8 million. The Net debt, which was €420 million two years ago, has now been downgraded to €335 million.
FC Barcelona confirm they have reached an agreement with Sporting Clube de Portugal for the incorporation of Portuguese youth internationals Agostinho Ca (19) and Edgar Ie (18) for Barca B. The two players will travel to Barcelona in the coming hours to pass a medical before signing their new contracts.
Boca Juniors striker and Argentina U23 international, Sergio Araujo (20), spoke to Gerard Romero of Catalan radio station RAC1 this evening. The player revealed he is “eager” to close his move to Barca B and eventually earn a place in the first team. He even asked for advice from Boca legend Riquelme on the club. The deal could be closed today.
FC Barcelona have reportedly reached an agreement with Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon over the transfer of two Portuguese players Agostinho Ca (18) and Edgar Ie (18), who are set to arrive in Barcelona on Thursday, as confirmed by the representative of both players Catio Balde to Catalan radio station RAC1. In addition, the club are also close to completing the signing of highly rated Boca Juniors and Argentina U23 striker Sergio Araujo (20), also for the B team.
Gerard Deulofeu was the star on the night with two goals and the decisive spot kick in the shoot-out victory against France, as Spain reached a third straight UEFA European Under-19 Championship final. But speaking to UEFA.com after the match, the FC Barcelona winger was quick to share the credit, “This isn’t a team, this is a family,” he said.