FC Barcelona is going through one of its worst economic crises that has affected all sectors of the club. In the midst of trying to add new signings to the squad, including Leo Messi, Barça have given up on joining a new team in their ranks, because they are already suffering enough from those who are already there. However, several footballers are still on Barça’s radar … But there are no signings at the moment.
Cristian Romero, Atalanta’s central defender, had sounded like one of the players that Barça followed closely, After a phenomenal season with the Bergamo squad that allowed him to be named the Defender of the Year in Serie A, as well as being key for Argentina in winning the Copa America title. this summer. However, the Catalans have withdrawn from the race because of their record, as it is an ‘impossible’ signing.
A few days ago ‘RAC1’ pointed out that Ronald Koeman had ruled out his transfer, as well as that of Renato Sanches, but the story has not stopped there. The Catalans would intend to strengthen their defensive saga in case the departure of Clément Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti, two players who are on the starting ramp of Camp Nou. Only in this case, Barça would start the search … I Romero is at the top of the list.
However, it is still a very complicated incorporation because Barça could only take him to the Camp Nou in the form of a transfer, an operation that does not like Bergamo, who would be willing to leave one of his stars if he arrives. an important offer. In fact, proof of his intentions has been recent rejection of a € 50 million bid from Tottenham.
Overbooking on defense
The reality is that Barça have overbooked in their defensive saga and much more when it comes to right-backs. With the arrival of Eric García, Ronald Koeman already has four players for this field sector, along with Gerard Piqué, Ronald Araújo and Òscar Mingueza. Counting that the Dutch coach will use the 4-3-3 again, there will only be room for one dexterity.
Clément Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti are the only leftists in the squad, so it is unlikely that Barça will ‘get rid’ of both this summer. ‘Big Sam’ is the one most likely to change his mind over the next few months, but their high salary and low (or non-existent) market are truncating Barça’s plans.