FC Barcelona still on the market. Despite not having specified Messi’s continuity yet and not having registered his new signings (Emerson Royal, Eric García, Sergio Agüero and Memphis Depay) against La Liga, Blaugrana’s team is still looking for additions that give it a quality leap for the current squad, awaiting confirmation of several important matches in the coming weeks.
Joan Laporta, president of the club, said at the time that there are still 3 or 4 signings that are planned to be made this summer.
Ronald Koeman’s two requests
According to him AS diary, Ronald Koeman He informed the board that he still needs a few more signings to have a compensated cast capable of winning important titles in the current season, where the arrival of Laporta generated a lot of emotion in the Blaugrana environment. The signings that the Dutch coach wants are as follows:
-Left side: Koeman wants a replacement for Jordi Alba. A player who competes with him for position and forces him to remain at the highest level during the campaign. Although Alejandro Baldé left good feelings in the pre-season, the coach wants a more dedicated player, who can fight for the title. The name of José Luis Gayá is the first on the list.
-Midfielder: The Dutchman wants a midfielder who plays a much more powerful role, which he wanted with Georginio Wijnaldum and even Saúl. Koeman wants to put Frenkie de Jong in another more creative role and have a plan B on the bench to have more goal in the shooting area, given that Pedri stands out in other records with the ball. The problem is that they can only offer trades to try to incorporate a player from that profile.