Premier League side Stoke City has signed Barca starlet Marc Muniesa. Muniesa was part of the Spanish under-21 side side that trounced Italy in the final a few weeks back in Israel where Thiago Alcantara got a hat trick. This signals a new direction for Stoke City and a breath of fresh air as they strive to rid themselves of their bully boy image. Read more about Marc Muniesa
Blaugrana striker David Villa has been given the all-clear by medical staff but is not expected to return to first team duties until September. Marc Muniesa has also undergone surgery and will be out for six months.