LaLiga Santander 2021 – 2022

The Barcelona coach reveals his disagreement with the disbursements of this summer season market. “Our club cannot compete economically now”

Koeman, Barcelona coach.QUIQUE GARCÍAEFE
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Barcelona’s debt is 1,350 million euros. TO Leo Messi there was no strategy to pay for the renewal. Footballers like Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets they’ve needed to decrease their wage and defer funds. Registering new items has change into an odyssey because of the refusal of some footballers to hunt one other vacation spot. So the Barça membership attends like a scarecrow to a switch market as soon as once more runaway and in pre-pandemic values.

“I understand that for some people it can be frustrating. But you have to be realistic. Our club cannot compete financially with PSG, Manchester City or United.” That is how crude Ronald Koeman was, coach of a Barcelona whose largest outlay this summer season has been the 9 million paid to Betis to recuperate the Brazilian aspect Emerson Royal. Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero They arrived with the liberty letter.

Therefore, Koeman went on to complain when, on the eve of this Sunday’s match towards Getafe, he was requested a lot in regards to the attainable signing of Mbappe for Actual Madrid (the white supply is 180 million euros), in addition to for Lukaku for Chelsea (115) or Grealish (117) for Manchester Metropolis. “Those figures are absurd. It is crazy to pay so much for a player seeing how the world is,” claimed the Barcelona coach. And he admitted: “Now we cannot fight for the best in the world like other clubs.”

Actually, it was not troublesome for Barcelona’s Dutch coach to confess that he too wish to have Mbappé on his squad: “If Real Madrid have the money, let them sign him. He is one of the best footballers in the world. I want to too to have Mbappé in my team. Each club tries to improve their squad. And if you can do it with those players, perfect. “

In the course of the administration of Josep Maria Bartomeu, Barcelona didn’t hesitate to actively take part in feeding the bubble. Actually, after the flight of Neymar to Paris in change for 222 million, Bartomeu led to the three costliest signings within the historical past of the Barça membership. In whole, 420 million euros per Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembélé and Antoine Griezmann.

“Now we have to accept our situation,” Koeman continued. “But this is going to last a long time. It is not a matter of a day.” And he even requested for persistence as to what this season could deliver: “You cannot demand what has always been demanded of this club in other times. You have to know that we are changing things with young players. And Pedri It will be different at 24 than at 18 now. Also, when we recover the injured, we can be excited about having a good team. “

In fact, Koeman didn’t hesitate to ship a brand new message to Samuel Umtiti, even if the membership has already assumed that the center-back will stay within the squad after the assembly held by Laporta with the footballer himself. Pjanic, which, like Umtiti, has a brand new squad this season, continues to search for a membership that may preserve his wage. “We will have 31 or 32 players in the squad. That is impossible. And it is not good for them or for us. I did a coaching course, but not to prepare 32 footballers.”