World Barca reserve gearing up for a major attack
Barca can win LaLiga but little else – Schuster
Bernd Schuster discussed Barcelona's chances under new head coach Ronald Koeman this season.Barca are coming off a trophy-less season and superstar captain Lionel Messi's unsuccessful attempt to leave Camp Nou.
FC Barcelona B are digging deep into their pockets. There are additions for 13 million euros. Not even Barca's arch rivals Real Madrid have such transfer expenses.
The list of Spanish clubs that have spent the most money on new players is missing some well-known names. Real Madrid, Real Sociedad and Valencia CF haven't invested a single euro yet. Instead, however, FC Barcelona B lands in seventh place in the ranking.
The reserve from the third division has already spent a whopping 13 million euros on newcomers. This means that the team outperforms 14 top division clubs. So
Barça: the 12 unwanted Koeman
The Spanish press understands that Ronaldo Koeman has a list of 12 unwanted Barça. © Supplied by Football 365 Ronald Koeman (FC Barcelona) President Josep Maria Bartomeu had said so at the microphone of TV3. The boss of Barça had warned the Socios on the fact that it was necessary to reduce the wage bill before hoping to recruit this summer.
Barca start the major attack. Those in charge of the professionals have put more than 100 million euros on the table for stars like Miralem Pjanic (30), Pedri (17), Matheus Fernandes (22) and Trincao (20), thus promoting Barca unchallenged to the first position in the Spanish edition Ranking.Newcomers Perera, Ndiaye and Maia
In the shadow of these transfers, the second team also struck. Matheus Pereira (22) was tied for eight million euros after his loan from Juventus Turin. With Gustavo Maia (19), Barca B brought a left winger for 4.5 million euros from FC Sao Paolo. The third new one is Moussa Ndiaye (18). It came from the Aspire Academy in Qatar for 500,000 euros.
The promotion to the 2nd division should now be forced after the defeat in the playoffs.
Messi? I crossed my fingers that he would stay at Barca – Roberto
Sergi Roberto spoke about Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi, who wanted to leave last month.Messi stunned the world last month when he informed Barca of his intention to depart the LaLiga giants, with the 33-year-old intending to trigger a clause in his contract to walk away on a free transfer at the end of last season.
Barca with a 140 million euro loss due to Corona
However, the high expenditure is surprising - especially this summer. After all, the club has had financial problems for years. The top Catalan club has suffered losses of 140 million euros due to the corona crisis alone, as Vice President Jordi Cardoner admitted.
However: At Barca B there is hardly a minus despite the major attack on the transfer market. The 13 million euros spent are offset by around eleven million euros in profit.
With Abel Ruiz (20 / for eight million euros for Braga), Dani Morer (22 / for 400,000 euros for Famalicao) and Jorge Cuenca (20 / for 2.5 million euros for Villarreal) the team sold three players for a lot of money .
Lyon 'confirm Memphis Depay has an agreement with Barcelona' .
Memphis Depay could still join Barcelona on transfer deadline day after his club Lyon have reportedly performed a U-turn on selling any of their key stars over the weekend. At the request of manager Rudi Garcia, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas stated he would not sell off major assets heading into Monday's deadline.However according to El Chringuito, the club's sporting director Juninho Pernambucano has confirmed that the deal could be back on after an agreement was struck with the former Manchester United forward and the Spanish outfit.