They don’t have the money but they sign who they want – Club boss baffled at Barcelona

Robert Lewandowski
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Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has revealed his surprise at how Barcelona signed up Bayern star Robert Lewandowski.

Barcelona were reported to have been in deep financial crisis, and even had to sell star player Lionel Messi.

However, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has led a charge to see the club sign up new players ahead of the new season.

Nagelsmann said: “I don’t know how they’ve signed so many players. Barcelona is the only club in the world that has no money, but then buys all the players it wants. I don’t know how they do it.

“It’s a little weird, a little crazy, but they have found solutions. They have a better team than last season.

“It was a matter of money. He wanted a challenge and was free in a year. Of course it is complicated and we will miss it. But in the end the operation is not so bad for Bayern.”

Meanwhile, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said that the club is fast rebuilding itself after a successful summer market, and admitted that Barcelona is back again in the spotlight.

Laporta was speaking in Miami where he presented Robert Lewandowski – the latest addition to the Barcelona squad.

He said: “We are trying to make a team that’s increasingly competitive, we are progressing very well.

“I want to thank the sports department for the work they’ve done, led by Mateu Alemany and Jordi Cruyff and sporting vice-President Rafa Yuste, for this signing which has had an impact on world football.

“We are recovering our status and putting Barça back into the spotlight again. We will keep making a team that’s more competitive, in line with what we can manage to do.”