Canada Ronald Koeman's doubts - Barça coach talks about the squad planning
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Does Dembélé bring up to 60 million into the coffers? has four external newcomers (Miralem Pjanic, Trincão, Matheus Fernandes and Pedri) under his new coach can report so far. With Sergiño Dest, another completes the obligatory medical check today. But Koeman wants more - just what?
Because of course the outflows also play a significant role. One could put a lot of money into the Catalans' coffers. Whereby: it will definitely remain a negative business. But the 50 to 60 million that the Azulgrana are hoping for by selling their problem child Ousmane Dembélé to Manchester United would in any case be enough to cope with an express transfer request from the coach: Memphis Depay is to be brought from Olympique Lyon in return for 25 million will. But it will not work without prior transfer income. Koeman also acknowledged this at today's press conference: "First players have to be sold before Depay can come." (Source: Fox Sports via fichajes.com)
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And of course the young Frenchman is at the top of the list. Apart from a few sporting highlights, Dembélé's time at FC Barcelona can confidently be summarized under the heading "bankruptcies, bad luck and breakdowns". On the one hand there was the bad luck with injuries of the former Dortmund player, which is largely due to his lack of professionalism. Countless indisciplines such as regular lateness to the player concentrations round off the not really good picture.
Koeman, explicitly asked about Dembélé, pushed the question about his future at Nou Camp to his superiors: "It's a matter between the club and the player. As you can see, I plan with the player." In fact, the French came on in the 70th minute for Ansu Fati in the 4-0 opener win against Villarreal. "He didn't start because we have other players and Ansu has shown that he is very good for the team." At least physically, the coach sees Dembélé on the right track. "Today he trained well and I'm counting on him," commented the Dutchman without emotion. (Source: mundodeportivo.es)
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Depay not at any cost
And then Koeman let it be known that a Depay obligation does not have to take place at any cost. "We are working on getting another option for the ninth position. The club will try their best to get him. And if it doesn't work out, we'll fall back on the players who are already there. I don't have any Complain."Too few central defenders
Because the Dutchman's stomach pains are mainly the defensive. "As far as the characteristics of player types are concerned, we're a bit weak in the center-back position," Koeman said. "With Gerard, Lenglet and Araujo, the list is pretty short. That's why we pulled Santi from the second team to have another central defender in the squad."
Remarkable: Koeman named neither Samuel Umtiti nor the ex-Schalke Jean-Clair Todibo. Which suggests he no longer plans with either of them. Both players have been standing on the Blaugrana ramp for a long time.Rafinha and Riqui Puig should look for a new club
So: striker or defender - or both? Even the coach is not yet fully aware of this. "I have doubts what is the most important." He still has five days to clear these doubts. Rafinha Alcántara is the one who is no longer in doubt as to whether he has a perspective under the Dutchman. Koeman, just like Riqui Puig a few days ago, told him that he should look for another club.
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