FC Barcelona: Yamal, Araujo, the Joao, the big transfer window for Joan Laporta


By: Manu Tournoux

FC Barcelona is preparing to face PSG in the quarter-finals of the Champions League (April 10 and 16). This international break allows Xavi's troops to recharge the batteries for those who are not called up to the national team. Joan Laporta also takes the opportunity to increase media interventions. After talking about the subject of Mbappé at Real Madrid, the Xavi case that he would like to keep beyond this season, the Blaugrana president gave a very broad tour of the transfer window that awaits his club for this summer. First there is the hot topic about Lamine Yamal.

Marca claimed two weeks ago that FC Barcelona had received an offer of €200 million from PSG, which is preparing to lose Mbappé. Information that we immediately denied. The capital club is working on other avenues. But who would come from this famous offer, confirmed by President Laporta in his new show The Podcast of President Joan Laporta broadcast on the Catalan club's communication channels. “We receive offers for players like Lamine Yamal, 200 million euros, and we said no» he introduces straight away.

Barça was attacked on Baldé, Gavi, Pedri, Fermín, Araujo, etc.

“We trust the boy in his sporting project, and we do not need it (this money), quite the contrary. We are in the process of economic recovery and we already see the light at the end of the tunnel.” According to the Barça boss, many proposals have been refused in recent times. “We had offers for Alejandro Balde, Fermín Lopez, the very important Gavi, Pedri, De Jong, Araujo… But we don't want to sell them. Only with these, I tell you, we would be at 1 billion euros”he insists while opening the door to the discontented, those who feel they are lacking playing time.

In terms of recruitment, Barça will not go crazy either. Priority will be given to young people from the Masia capable of taking a place in the squad. On the other hand, it will be necessary to take out the wallet for the two Joao, Cancelo and Felix, both on loan from Manchester City and Atlético de Madrid respectively. “We are ready for them to continue, either through a transfer or on the same current conditions. Their cases are quite similar, but Cancelo is much further along in terms of a final tariff. For the playmaker, negotiations continue. “We are waiting but we want him to continue.” That has the merit of being clear.

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