According to ESPN, “Barcelona” will not be able to implement the planned transfers to the transfer market, and they are already working on a Plan B.
Coronavirus has hit the world economy hard, and that’s just the beginning. Football clubs have also suffered financially.
Clearly, during such a financial crisis, Barcelona will find it challenging to acquire Neymar and Lautaro Martinez, as their total price is around 300 million. The Catalans will insure themselves, and they will focus on free agents, in order to not to stay without transfers at all.
Barca are observing several free agents
According to the source, “Barca” is considering adding Thiago Silva, Willian, and Layvin Kurzawa. All three will become free agents in the summer of 2020.
Silva is 35 years old, Willian turns 32 in the summer, and Kurzawa is 27. “Barcelona” plans to add five players in total: 1 central defender, one right defender, one midfielder, one winger, and one center forward.
Naturally, the club will not refuse to make a noisy purchase, as confirmed by Bartomeu himself. But it will be very difficult to make several expensive transfers at once in the current reality.
It is expected that “Blaugrana” will observe several free agents. At the same time, the club will work on the mega transfer. Barca does not want to repeat the mistakes made in the previous transfer window.
It is also expected that prices in the transfer market will fall sharply. If that happens, of course, a lot of things will change.