Josep Maria Bartomeu: We can implement mega transfers
In a recent interview with ESPN, President of Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu spoke about the club’s summer plans and the impact Coronavirus will have on the Catalans.
“Due to the pandemic, there will not be much money on the transfer market in the summer, so I expect more barters. Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes are already working to have a strong team next season.
I can’t talk about names, but Barca will take all the necessary steps. We are the most profitable club. So, of course, we can carry out mega transfers.
The club is not in danger. Unlike others, we are not just dependent on tickets and TV rights. Through football schools and museums, we have other sources of income as well. The quarantine will affect us very much. But positions will be restored soon.” – Bartomeu said.
Sport: PSG offered Kurzawa to Barcelona
According to Diario Sport, Paris Saint-Germain have offered Catalan club Layvin Kurzawa for free with no intention of extending his contract.
The French player is considered a substitute for Junior Firpo, who is one of the candidates to leave the club as he could not adapt to Barca and has been unable to compete with Jordi Alba. The Blaugrana is planning to sell the 23-year-old player for 20 million euros or to include him in the transfer of Lautaro Martinez.
Kurzawa has scored 1 goal and 2 assists in 23 games for PSG this season.
Liverpool, Arsenal, Inter, and Napoli are also interested in the 27-year-old left-back. Noteworthy, that Transfermarkt estimates Layvin for 15 million euros.
Barca will have to make the transfer
As you know, Barcelona have some rights over Emerson – the Brazilian defender of Bettis. The Blaugrana have the right to add the young winger for € 6m in the summer of 2021.
However, Don Balon reports that Barcelona will add Emerson to the nearest transfer window. In this case, they will naturally have to pay more.
According to the source, Barca have decided to sell players to eliminate the economic damage caused by the Coronavirus, and Nelson Semedu is the first of the leaving players. Emerson is playing in the same position as the Portuguese right-back.
The article also says that Quique Setien wanted to leave the Brazilian in Bettis for another season. But then the situation changed.