Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Joan Laporta wants to complete a hot file this week!

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Posted on January 9, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. by BC

Despite the formalization of the arrival of Ferran Torres, FC Barcelona still cannot count on their winter recruit. The club must indeed reduce its payroll in order to register the Spaniard with La Liga, a goal considered a priority internally.

After several weeks of negotiations, FC Barcelona has managed to reach full agreement with Manchester City for the transfer of Ferran Torres, estimated at 55M €. The Spain international has made a five-and-a-half-year contract with club culé, but the hardest part remains for Joan Laporta . While Barça is plagued by financial problems, Xavi cannot use his winter recruit until he is registered with the Liga , a scenario that will only be possible once the club has reduced its payroll. “When we signed Ferran, we knew we had no pay margin. We are convinced that it will take place before Sunday, that is the forecast that we have. We are working to achieve the goal ”, announced last week Mateu Alemany , director of football of FC Barcelona . Since then, the Blaugrana have managed to separate from Philippe Coutinho, on loan to Aston Villa until the end of the season. However, this departure is not sufficient for the registration of Ferran Torres .

Barça is active for Ferran Torres

The return of Philippe Coutinho is only a first step in view of the registration of Ferran Torres on the lists of La Liga. This Saturday, Rafa Yuste , vice-president of Barça , confirmed at the Movistar microphone that management still had work to do to achieve its objective: “We need more starts. We are working to get this done as quickly as possible. “According to information disclosed by Sport the day after this announcement, FC Barcelona is currently working tirelessly to allow Ferran Torres , currently positive for Covid-19, to be operational against Real Madrid in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday if he recovered on time. Thus, aware that it will be difficult to complete a start in a few days, Rafa Yuste and Mateu Alemany would seek to extend the lease of a player by convincing him to revise his emoluments downwards. While Ousmane Dembélé does not intend to take a decision immediately, priority would be given to Sergi Roberto , with whom negotiations are underway. At the same time, the sports direction is always looking to find a point of fall for players who do not fit into the plans of Xavi like Yusuf Demir and Samuel Umtiti , while Sergino Dest , targeted by Chelsea and the Bayern Munich , is also announced on the start. The countdown is on.

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