A member of the management of FC Barcelona has agreed to return to the winter transfer window of the Catalan club, which will not have registered any new recruits.
While some clubs have significantly broken their piggy bank to strengthen their workforce, including Chelsea, FC Barcelona’s policy was quite different. In January, the Catalan club did not attract a single player. Nothing very surprising when we know his financial situation, which remains fragile. As indicated by us, Barça will have to further reduce its payroll in the coming months, which remains substantial despite the departure in the summer of 2021 of Argentine striker Lionel Messi.
A rookie stranded for 18 seconds!
In remarks transcribed by the Mundo DeportivoBlaugrana director of football Mateu Alemany has explained the club’s very quiet winter transfer window. “There have been three departures, those from Pique, Memphis and Bellerin, resulting in significant savings and we have prioritized saving savings for later and registering renewed players, such as Ronald Araujo, Iñaki Peña and Marcos Alonso.”
FC Barcelona was however close to completing an arrival, that of Julian Araujo. But the deal with the Mexican right-back of the Los Angeles Galaxy fell through: “We didn’t arrive on time due to a computer error, it looks like the systems crashed and it was only 18 seconds, we have to wait and see what FIFA decides.” Mateu Alemany also spoke about the file leading to Sofyan Amrabat, the Moroccan midfielder of Fiorentina. If the Viola said no to his departure this winter, Barça does not rule out returning to the charge. “In the future we will see, there will be a lot of things.”
Winners yesterday on the field of Betis Sevilla (2-1), in a late match of the 17th day, Xavi’s players are at the top of La Liga with eight points ahead of Real Madrid, opposed this Thursday to Valencia FC .