PIC: Roy Keane watches Barcelona train before their upcoming fixture

The Republic of Ireland assistant boss was enquiring whether any of the lads had an Irish granny

Roy Keane

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Barcelona visit Ireland this week for the International Champions Cup series where they face Brendan Rodgers' Celtic.

Ahead of their trip, Luis Enrique's side have been training at St George's Park in the English FA's national sports ground.

The Catalan side face Leicester on August 3rd in Stockholm before taking on Liverpool three days later at Wembley.

The squad is predominantly filled with youngsters, but includes the likes of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi to inspire the up-and-comers.

Keane was part of the management team that helped guide Ireland to the last 16 of the European Championships last month and has agreed to stay by Martin O'Neill's side as the pair prepare for the World Cup qualifiers in the fall.

We're sure the Cork native was there notebook in hand and jotting furiously. Perhaps the assistant boss was enquiring whether any of the lads had an Irish granny.