Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Laporta warns Xavi about his recruitment!

Posted on December 2, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. by AC

Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona, ​​spoke about the club's economic situation as well as Xavi's goals for the transfer window.

This summer, FC Barcelona had to let go of several players, including the icon Lionel Messi. This is because of an unprecedented economic crisis, but also a salary cap introduced by Javier Tebas, president of La Liga. Unable to sign a new contract, Messi therefore left for Paris Saint-Germain, while Barça also pushed Antoine Griezmann to Atlético de Madrid . Necessary sacrifices which should not be the last, since the Barcelona coffers still do not seem to have filled. Yet when asked about Xavi 's hints for the winter transfer window, Ferran Reverter made a rather surprising outing. “Obviously, Barça can recruit, he can recruit this winter as he can next summer” explained the general manager of FC Barcelona , according to Mundo Deportivo. “There is no doubt that Barça can recruit this winter, because we all know that it is always a very complicated market, and that Barça will also strengthen next summer”. What to give hope therefore to those who see the Catalan press announcing the possible arrivals of Ferran Torres, Timo Werner or even Karim Adeyemi, probably very appreciated by Xavi.

“To recruit, we should first increase this salary margin and the only way to do it is to sell certain players”

Radical change of tone this Thursday. During an event celebrating a collaboration between FC Barcelona , Espanyol and Girona, several media intercepted Joan Laporta. Unlike his managing director, he seems very pessimistic. “Xavi knows the players he has and is in constant communication with the director of football, Mateu Alemany, our general manager and the people we trust, in order to see whether to strengthen the team, to see what possibilities we have ”declared the president of FC Barcelona. “We cannot hide this salary limit, which Barça has greatly reduced. To recruit, we should first increase this salary margin and the only way to do it is to sell certain players ”. In other words, no arrivals without departures. A hell of a stopper for Xavi, who according to the Catalan press was hoping to strengthen his squad during the month of January, especially in certain positions such as the leading striker and the left-back.

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