The present of Barcelona is not the best. In the Spanish League it is in eighth position (a location that does not grant any ticket to international competitions), to five of the leaders Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Real Sociedad and in the Champions League it began its journey with two defeats in the same amount of presentations. They fell 3-0 against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou and by the same score against Benfica, in Portugal.
After the departures of Emerson (Tottenham), Junio Firpo (Leeds), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Jean-Clair Todibo (Nice), Carles Aleñá (Getafe), Miralm Pjanic (Besiktas) and Lionel Messi (free to Paris Saint Germain), the Barça team managed to alleviate their delicate economic situation a bit and, according to various Catalan media, would have 16 million euros to go out in search of reinforcements in the next transfer market without breaking the Financial Fair Play.
The Spanish press maintains that the idea of the Barcelona leaders is to reinforce the offensive, an area of the field in which they lost several names of weight in the last time and in which they have several injuries (the Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé, the Argentine Sergio Agüero and the Danish Martin Braithwaite).
The first name that comes out on the scene is Dani Olmo, who currently works at RB Leipzig and for whom he negotiated during the last day of the last transfer window after closing Griezmann’s exit to the Mattress. The Spanish came to offer a loan with a purchase option of 58 million euros, plus 17 in variables. However, the Germans did not accept these terms.
The Terrassa native, who can perform both as an attacking midfielder and as a winger, has only played 3 games (one assist in the Champions League loss to Manchester City) so far this season due to a muscle injury.
The other variant of the presidents is that of Raheem Sterling, who would not look down on moving to Barcelona as he is not currently Pep Guardiola’s first choice at Manchester City (he competes with players like Jack Grealish, Ferran Torres, Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus).
The native of Jamaica but nationalized English has played 10 games in the Citizens, in which he scored one goal (in the Premier League win against Norwich) and an assist (against Wycombe Wanderers, in the League Cup).
It is worth noting that all these names appear on the scene while the continuity of the Dutch Ronald Koeman is a true mystery. Despite the public support of President Joan Laporta, in recent days several names have come to light to replace him, such as Roberto Martínez (Belgium coach), Xavi and Andrea Pirlo.