Two Barcelona summer signings handed debut call-ups for Cadiz clash

The Catalans’ ranks are set to be further reinforced this weekend, by a pair of new defenders

Spanish giants Barcelona have, on Friday, announced the club’s latest travelling squad, featuring a pair of altogether noteworthy inclusions.

Xavi Hernandez’s troops are set to mark their return to action in a little less than 24 hours’ time.

Fresh off a quartet of successive victories across all competitions, the Blaugrana will make the trip to the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla, for a La Liga showdown with Cadiz.

With table-topping Real Madrid not in line to take to the pitch until Sunday, Barca will therefore head into proceedings in the knowledge that another three-point haul would be enough to guide them, at least temporarily, clear of their Clasico rivals to the summit of the Spanish top-flight.

And, as alluded to above, the hopes of Xavi’s side of managing precisely that, on Friday, have been afforded a boost.

This comes in the form of a pair of debut matchday call-ups for two of the club’s summer additions.

Barca of course enjoyed a hugely productive window when it comes to incomings, with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde having all made their way through the door at the Camp Nou.

This time round, though, it is a pair of late-window arrivals who have entered the fray.

As confirmed in a post across the club’s social media platforms, Hector Bellerin and Marcos Alonso have been included in the travelling party bound for Cadiz.

Both full-backs, in turn, could be in line for debut appearances for their new club on Saturday evening.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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