Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Joan Laporta wants to complete a hot file this week!

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Despite the formalization of the arrival of Ferran Torres, FC Barcelona still cannot count on his winter recruit. The club must indeed reduce its payroll in order to register the Spaniard with La Liga, an objective considered a priority internally.

After several weeks of negotiations, the FC Barcelona managed to find a total agreement with Manchester City for the transfer of Ferran Torres, estimated at 55M €. The Spain international has thus committed for five and a half years with the club culé, but the hardest part remains to be done for Joan Laporta. While the Barça is plagued by financial problems, Xavi cannot use his winter recruit until he is registered with the Liga, scenario which will only be possible when the club culé will have reduced its payroll. «  When we signed Ferran, we knew we had no pay margin. We are convinced that it will take place before Sunday, that is the forecast that we have. We work to achieve the goal », Announced last week Mateu Alemany, director of football FC Barcelona. Since the Blaugrana managed to separate from Philippe Coutinho, loaned to Aston Villa until the end of the season. However, this departure is not sufficient for the registration of Ferran Torres.

Barça activates for Ferran Torres

The return of Philippe Coutinho is only a first step towards the registration of Ferran Torres on the La Liga rosters. This Saturday, Rafa Yuste, vice-president of Barça, confirmed at the microphone of Movistar that management still had work to do to achieve its objective:  » We need more departures. We are working to get this done as quickly as possible. According to information disclosed by Sport the day after this announcement, the FC Barcelona is currently working tirelessly to enable Ferran Torres, currently positive for Covid-19, to be operational against Real Madrid in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup this Wednesday if he is restored on time. Thus, aware that it will be difficult to complete a start in a few days, Rafa Yuste and Mateu Alemany would seek to extend a player’s lease by convincing him to lower his emoluments. WhileOusmane Dembele does not intend to make a decision immediately, the priority would be Sergi Roberto, with whom negotiations are underway. At the same time, the sports direction is always looking to find a point of fall for players who do not fall within the plans of Xavi like Yusuf Demir and Samuel Umtiti, while Sergino Dest, targeted by Chelsea and the Bayern Munich, is also announced on departure. The countdown begins.

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