Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Premier League could save Joan Laporta's winter!

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Posted January 6, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. by Bernard Colas

To strengthen, FC Barcelona must separate from several players before the end of the winter transfer window, and Joan Laporta could find the solution to his problems in Premier League.

After Dani Alves, FC Barcelona formalized a few days ago the arrival of Ferran Torres , his second winter reinforcement. To get their hands on the now ex-player of Manchester City , Joan Laporta did not hesitate to pay out € 55M excluding bonuses, but the hardest part now remains for the president of Barça . Indeed, the club culé can not register its latest recruit with La Liga because of its overflowing payroll, and must therefore succeed in separating from several players as soon as possible. “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, “ Mateu Alemany , FC football director Barcelona explained on Monday.. Since then, Blaugrana has not officially completed a start, but the solution could come from the Premier League .

Luuk de Jong aims for the Premier League

Among the undesirables pushed towards the exit by FC Barcelona , some could rebound effect in England. This would in any case be the will of Luuk de Jong . On loan from FC Sevilla at Barça last summer, the Dutch striker is no longer part of the club's plans since the sacking of Ronald Koeman . Several avenues are being discussed for him, especially in Turkey, where Fenerbahçe and Besiktas would do the forcing to secure his services, according to information disclosed on Thursday by Sport. However, as with Cádiz , which nevertheless had an agreement with Barça and FC Sevilla , Luuk of Jong would not be convinced by these destinations. According to the Catalan daily, the 31-year-old would like to bounce back in the Premier League and his agents are busy trying to find him a base. For his part, Philippe Coutinho would no longer have to worry about this problem.

Things heat up for Coutinho's arrival at Aston Villa

While he never managed to win at Camp Nou, Philippe Coutinho should be the first to leave Catalonia according to the region's sports press. Newcastle , Arsenal and Tottenham would eye the Brazil international, but the latter would be very close to joining Aston Villa after Mundo Deportivo. Steven Gerrard is said to be keen to get his hands on the 29-year-old and a deal is imminent, allowing Coutinho to find England in the form of a loan. The question of a purchase option, mandatory or not, is still to be settled between the two clubs. The case of Sergiño Dest could also quickly gain momentum since Barça would be open to the idea of ​​separating from the American right-back, that we announce in the viewfinder of Chelsea . Joan Laporta is therefore active to complete these crucial files in more ways than one for FC Barcelona . Thanks to these departures, FC Barcelona will be able to work on the arrival of other players before the end of the winter transfer window, but also allow the inclusions of Nico or Gavi in the first team. To be continued.

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