Joan Laporta, president of the FC Barcelona has appeared at a press conference to give explanations about the goodbye of Leo Messi And among many things that he commented, he has made it clear that the club still has in mind to make the odd transfer in this same transfer market. The squad is not closed and everything will depend on the deficiencies that Koeman sees in the squad when he has it in full, that is, when all the internationals return.
The Barça president confirmed in the press conference he gave today that the market is still pending, both for exits and to close new hires, “The squad is not closed, the transfer market closes on August 31 and they can still pass many things”. Everything will depend on what you order Ronald Koeman When he has his entire squad, however, the priority seems to continue to be a midfielder who can give Sergio Busquets a rest.
Still wanting to reduce wage bill
Barcelona’s salary mass is 95% in relation to the income of the club and what is recommended is that it be between 65 or 70% so that there is a margin of maneuverability. Faced with this situation, Laporta continues to want to get rid of many players who do not fit into Koeman’s plans. After the confirmed departure of Leo Messi, now it will be the turn of men like Martin Braithwaite, Miralem Pjanic, Samuel Umtiti, or Neto Murara, among others, as the newspaper tells Sport. These players can greatly alleviate the club’s accounts and if their departures finally occur, it is not ruled out that the club will try to make the odd transfer.