Barcelona's debt is 1,350 million euros. Leo Messi There was no way to pay for the renewal. Football players like Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets have had to lower their salary and postpone payments. Enrolling new pieces has become an odyssey before the refusal of some footballers to look for another destination. So the Club Azulgrana assists as a scarecrow to a signing market again overflowing and in pre-pandemic values.
"I understand that for some people it can be frustrating, but you have to be realistic. Our club can not compete economically with the PSG, Manchester City or United." Thus of raw was Ronald Koeman, coach of a Barcelona whose disbursement this summer has been the nine million paid at Betis to recover the Brazilian lateral Emerson Royal. Memphis Depay, Eric García and Sergio Agüero arrived with the letter of freedom.
From there, Koeman went to the complaint when, on the eve of the meeting of this Sunday in front of Getafe, they asked him so much for the possible signing of Mbappé for Real Madrid (the White Offer is 180 million euros), as for the of Lukaku by Chelsea (115) or Grealish (117) by Manchester City. "These figures are absurd. It is crazy to pay so much by a player watching how the world is," the coach of Barcelona cried out. And he admitted: "Now we can not fight for the best in the world like other clubs."
During the management of Josep Maria Bartomeu, Barcelona did not hesitate to actively participate in the food of the bubble. In fact, after the flight of Neymar to Paris in exchange for 222 million, Bartomeu propitiated the three most expensive signings in the history of the Azulgrana Club. In total, 420 million euros by Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Delmbéé and Antoine Griezmann.
"We must now accept our situation," Koeman continued. "But this is going to last time, it's not a matter of a day". And he even asked for patience as to what he can hold this season: "You can not demand what has always been demanded to this club in other times. You have to know that we are changing things with young players. And Pedri will be different with 24 Years that with the 18th now. In addition, when we recover the injured, we can be excited about having a good team. "
Of course, Koeman did not hesitate to send a new message to Samuel Utiti, despite the fact that the club has already assumed that the plant will remain in the template after the meeting held by the footballer. Pjanic, who like Umtiti premieres call this season, continues looking for a club that keeps her salary. "We will have 31 or 32 players in the staff, that is impossible, and it is not good for them or for us, I did a course of coaches, but not to prepare 32 footballers".Updated Date: 28 August 2021, 07:11