Barcelona is trying to cope up with the rest of the European elites in the transfer window. The club went past a period of subtle unrest and needs reconstruction. Club captain and starman Lionel Messi was tempted to move out of the club due to a lack of faith in the board. The transfer saga did not go well with President Bartomeu who blocked every transfer move for the Argentine.
The Barca board acted hastily in the past few months. They made horrible transfer decisions including the swap deal of Arthur Melo for Miralem Pjanic. Barcelona has not yet recovered from the financial crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hence, the majority of the squad was available for transfer in this window.
However, the club did not receive any major offer for its players. Veteran players like Rakitic and Vidal have left the club for less fee. Rakitic returned to his former club Sevilla and Arturo Vidal completed his anticipated switch to Inter Milan. Barcelona needs to raise funds to sign new players and improve its squad.
Koeman chooses his squad for next season
The Blaugrana manager Ronald Koeman has finalized his team for the upcoming campaign. Suarez is not needed by the club and so will move to La Liga opponents Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan seems to have his contract terminated with a mutual decision. Therefore, he can leave for free. This is not good news for Barcelona who are in desperate need of funds. Manchester City defender Eric Garcia almost signed for Barcelona but saw his negotiation stalled with a rise in his price tag.
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The Catalan outfit plans on selling Nelson Semedo to Premier League team Wolverhampton Wolves. This will be another Portueguese addition to the Wolves squad. Semedo will join the club for €40 million. However, Barcelona does not have any replacement in the right-baack position. Sergi Roberto may fill in the spot but he is not a direct substitute.
Dest will not replace Nelson Semedo at Barcelona
With Ajax full-back Sergino Dest nearing a transfer to Bayern Munich, the Blaugrana has shifted its focus to sign Max Aarons. The Norwich City full-back is deemed to arrive in Camp Nou for €21 million on a 5-year deal, as per the Guardian. Tottenham have been pursuing Aarons but eventually settled for Doherty this transfer window. The 20-year old shows a lot of promise. Koeman looks to bolster his defence and utilise Max with his pace. Barcelona is finally doing some business in the summer transfer window