According to the Spanish media Marca, FC Barcelona, even if it still has to solve its payroll problems, would still have 57 million euros to attract new recruits during the summer transfer window.
Until the end of the summer transfer window, FC Barcelona should continue to fuel the craziest transfer rumors. In financial difficulty announced since the beginning of the summer, the Blaugrana club would however still have an envelope of 57 million euros to use on the market, according to the Spanish media Marca. A sum that could still swell in the event of sales in the coming days.
At the beginning of the summer, the leaders had indeed set an envelope of around 200 million euros to recruit this summer. It was not completely used on the first arrivals, those of Robert Lewandowski (against 50 million euros), Jules Koundé (50 million euros) and Raphinha (48 million). There would therefore remain a part of it to complete the last movements desired by Xavi, the coach of the first team, who would like at least to see a left side and a right side arrive.
A still problematic payroll
Barça’s biggest problem once again concerns its wage bill, which is currently too high to bring in new players in the league. Recruited on July 29, Koundé could not be registered in La Liga until Friday. In the event of new arrivals, we will therefore have to get rid of one or more cumbersome players, including Martin Braithwaite, with whom an amicable agreement is currently being studied, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is of interest to Manchester United and Chelsea.
For its part, Barça would have already targeted some profiles for the side players that it would like to see happen. On the right, the names of Juan Foyth (Villarreal), Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund) and Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) have circulated in particular, while on the left, the priority remains Marcos Alonso (Chelsea). In Catalonia, we still do not despair of seeing Bernardo Silva arrive either, even if Manchester City have not seemed willing to discuss about him in recent days.