Barcelona are currently in a deep financial crisis, and club president Joan Laporta has vowed that the club will come out of this.
The Covid-19 pandemic further deepened Barcelona’s crisis, and the club was forced to release Lionel Messi last year as they couldn’t afford to offer him a new contract.
Barcelona’s current state has affected the club’s transfer dealings, as Barca are now looking to sell players in order to balance the books.
Former Barcelona board member and presidential candidate Toni Freixa has blasted the club’s financial situation and openly questioned the club’s ability to sign its top transfer targets.
According to Freixa, Barca won’t be able to sign Robert Lewandowski, Jules Kounde, Raphinha and Bernardo Silva – four players to have been linked with a summer transfer move to Barcelona.
“Do you know that Lewandowski, Koundé, Raphinha, and Bernardo Silva will not come? You know that, right?” he tweeted this week.
Barcelona are also set to lose star duo Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie de Jong thus summer.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta had confirmed earlier this month that star winger Ousmane Dembele will be leaving the club as a free agent following the expiry of his contract with the club.
Laporta confirmed Dembele’s future as he said (via The Sun): “Dembele? We made our bid – he has a proposal on the table but he has not accepted it. No answer yet.”
Despite the club’s dire situation, Barcelona still has plans to sign some players, and have already signed 19-year-old Pablo Torre.