Barcelona’s financial problems are forcing them to sell a number of their top players this summer.
Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia, and Memphis Depay have all joined the Catalans on free transfers. Joan Laporta, the club’s president, has promised three or four more additions. However, before doing any more business in the summer transfer window, they must drastically reduce their salary bill.
Let’s take a look at the top stories surrounding Barcelona from July 7, 2021, without further ado.
Barcelona cannot afford to sign a new player. Jose Gaya is a character in the film Jose Gaya
Barcelona is trying to reinforce their left-back position this summer. Junior Firpo, Jordi Alba’s deputy, has been sold to Leeds United for €15 million. They’d like to add another excellent left-back to their squad and have been connected with Valencia’s Jose Gaya.
The 26-year-old was a member of the Spanish team that advanced to the Euro 2020 semifinals. Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo, does not have the money to support a transfer for Gaya. Consequently, despite the clubs’ positive working relationship, a deal is unlikely to be reached due to Barcelona’s precarious financial situation.
Real Madrid will hold negotiations with Miralem Pjanic about signing him.
Miralem Pjanic is one of the guys Barcelona wants to get rid of this summer. The former Juventus midfielder had a dreadful first season at Camp Nou, starting just 12 games in all competitions.
Barcelona’s financial situation is so bad that Pjanic has been given the option of leaving for free this summer. They have yet to register their new recruits, according to reports, because their pay bill is currently too expensive. Pjanic’s annual salary is €6.5 million.
Real Madrid has expressed interest in the Bosnian international, according to El Gol Digital, and is due to begin negotiations with him about a possible transfer. Los Blancos are trying to bolster their midfield and are interested in bringing Pjanic over to help him regain his form.
Barcelona have offered to release Miralem Pjanic on a free transfer just a year after buying him.— Goal (@goal) July 4, 2021
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