Barcelona fans are anticipating the club’s moves in the transfer market, after the great revolution carried out by the “Blaugrana” during the last summer transfers, despite the huge financial crisis that the club is suffering from, which the Joan Laporta administration tried to deal with in various ways.
And after Barcelona lost the services of its historical star Lionel Messi in the summer of 2021 after the failure to renew his contract due to the economic situation, he was also forced to abandon a number of young players, whether on loan or for sale, to improve his budget.
Despite the financial crisis and debts that Barcelona suffers from, it managed to conclude more than one deal, beginning with the inclusion of Frank Kissier and Andreas Christensen, then the Brazilian Rafinha, the Polish Robert Lewandowski, the French defender Jules Conde, and finally the two full-backs Marcos Alonso and Hector Bellerin.
While the 2022 winter transfer period witnessed great activity from the Catalan club, starting with the restoration of Dani Alves’ services on a free transfer, in addition to the inclusion of Ferran Torres from Manchester City, Adama Traore from Wolverhampton on loan, and Gabonese Pierre Emeric Aubameyang on a free transfer.
Transfer Market: European club deals in Mercato summer 2021
In this topic, we review together the latest news about Barcelona’s moves in the Mercato and preparations for the upcoming period.
Barcelona news today, Tuesday 25 October 2022:
- Manchester United return to trying to sign Dembele
- Barcelona is considering selling Casey
- Barcelona receives a shock in its attempt to sign Laotaro
- Barcelona plans to sign Rabiot
The Spanish newspaper, “El Nacional”, confirmed that Manchester United is seriously considering the option of contracting Barcelona’s French winger, Osman Dembele, as a possible alternative when Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Old Trafford.
Dutch coach Eric Ten Hag believes that Dembele would be ideal for his plans with the “Red Devils”.
The report indicated that Manchester United had already started talks with Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, regarding the proposed deal.
El Nacional newspaper confirmed that Barcelona is seriously considering selling Ivorian midfielder Franck Kissier during the January transfer window.
Kissier has not yet performed the expected performance in Barcelona, and the former AC Milan star has not been able to adapt to the atmosphere in the Catalan club.
Barcelona believes that Kissier’s salary is much higher than his performance with the team, and the club appears ready to let him leave next January.
The Spanish newspaper “Fichajes” revealed that Barcelona received a new blow in its quest to sign Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, Inter Milan striker.
The player expressed his desire and dream to continue in the Inter shirt, hoping to become one of the Nerazzurri stars throughout its history.
Lautaro said: “I’ve been with Inter for five years, and I’m happy here. I really want to become a legend of the club. I signed a new contract a year ago, and I focus only on Inter.”
The Italian “Calciomercato” website confirmed that Barcelona plans to sign French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, Italian club Juventus, at the end of his contract with the “Bianconeri” at the end of the 2022-23 season.
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez wants to strengthen the midfield by adding new players, and Rabiot has become one of the candidates to join the Blaugrana battalion.
The French international will become a free player at the end of the current season, which is a matter of great interest to Barcelona in light of the club’s new policy in signings.