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Barcelona is now focusing on the summer transfer window after a disappointing end to the season in which they let the La Liga title fall through their fingers. Ronald Koeman’s career is up in the air, and the club has several issues to resolve in the coming months.
Let’s take a peek at the top stories involving Barcelona from May 19, 2021, without further ado.
Barcelona Withdraws Erling Haaland From Summer Transfer
Barcelona has agreed to withdraw from the summer transfer market for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. According to Marca, the Catalans cannot afford to pay €150 million to sign him due to their current financial situation.
Barcelona still has enough money to make one big leap, and they’ve decided to extend Lionel Messi’s contract first. The Cules owe over £1 billion in loans, which would prevent them from making big-money signings this summer.
In April, Erling Haaland’s leaders met with the president of Barcelona to discuss their demands.
Barcelona Jumps For Sergey Pinyaev
Barcelona has jumped ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign prodigy Sergey Pinyaev, according to Sport-Express. He is regarded as the greatest talent to emerge from Russia in recent years.
Manchester United has been scouting Pinyaev for three years but is now about to lose out on him, according to the article. The 16-year-old has also been associated with Zenit St. Petersburg.
Pinayev is said to have had three trials with Manchester United, but the Red Devils are unable to sign him until he turns 18 years old, as per English transfer laws. This has benefited Barcelona, and they are on their way to stealing a march on the Premier League giants.
According to Eurosport, Barcelona has prioritized extending Lionel Messi’s deal this summer. However, given the club’s precarious financial situation, it won’t be simple. As a result, they would have to sell several players to raise funds for the expansion.
Barcelona, according to sources, is ready to consider proposals for Griezmann. Fabrizio Romano has backed up this assertion, claiming that Barcelona is willing to sell Griezmann if a “powerful offer” comes in.
The president of Atletico Madrid has told El Larguero that he would like to re-sign Antoine Griezmann in the summer.
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