In anticipation of the upcoming 2023-2024 season, FC Barcelona has announced their star-studded squad for an exciting preseason tour in the United States. The tour will commence with a clash against Italian giants Juventus on July 23rd in Santa Clara. Subsequently, the Blaugranas will face Arsenal on July 27th in Los Angeles, followed by a showdown against arch-rivals Real Madrid on July 29th in Dallas. The tour will conclude with a match against AC Milan on August 2nd in Las Vegas.
Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez, has meticulously chosen a well-rounded and extended squad for this prestigious preseason campaign. Notably, the squad includes the club’s recent summer signings such as Ilkay Gündogan, Iñigo Martinez, and Oriol Romeu, all of whom will be eager to showcase their talents on the grand stage. Additionally, several players who have returned from loan spells, including Clement Lenglet, Sergiño Dest, and Ez Abde, have also made the cut. However, departing forward Nico Gonzalez has been left out of the squad, suggesting an imminent departure from the club. Meanwhile, Julian Araujo, who recently joined from LA Galaxy, will relish the opportunity to play on American soil once again, though he awaits a potential loan move during this transfer window.
This preseason tour not only serves as crucial preparation for Barcelona’s upcoming challenges but also promises captivating matchups against some of the biggest European clubs. The tour’s marquee event, the traditional Joan Gamper Trophy, will feature a clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Montjuic Stadium on August 8th, providing a tantalizing glimpse into what the new season may hold for the Catalan giants.
As the players embark on their journey across the Atlantic, football enthusiasts can anticipate an enthralling display of skill, teamwork, and exciting individual performances. The matches against renowned clubs such as Juventus, Arsenal, Real Madrid, and AC Milan will undoubtedly captivate fans worldwide, while also providing invaluable opportunities for the squad to gel and refine their playing style.
Stay tuned for further updates on Barcelona’s preseason tour, as the team strives to build momentum and lay the foundations for a successful campaign. This trip to the United States not only serves as a chance for the players to familiarize themselves with different playing environments but also presents an opportunity for Barcelona to further strengthen its global brand and forge new connections in the world of football.
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