It’s not a secret Barcelona aren’t going through good moments right now, with the team struggling to find a proper form and get the results they need to compete both in Spain and Europe.
That’s why the Blaugrana are getting ready to offload some big money to continue renovating the squad. They announced in September they’re aiming to become the first sports club to generate revenue exceeding €1 billion (£810.8bn) after making a profit for the eighth season in a row in 2018-19, and their president Josep Maria Bartomeu plans to use that money to bring in more players.
This summer was quite entertaining for the Spanish giants, who landed Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong, Neto, and Junior Firpo, while Malcom, Jasper Cillessen, Andre Gomes, Paco Alcacer and Denis Suarez left the club on permanent transfers.
They couldn’t sign Neymar, with Barcelona lacking the money to afford the move, but that’s something that will change next summer.
Addressing the club’s members at Sunday’s General Assembly, Bartomeu emphasized the importance of bringing in new talent while continuing to spend within their means.
“We have to continue renovating the squad to continue with this natural evolution with talent from both home and abroad,” he said, via Goal. “We are sure this will be a winning generation.
“I want to say that things are going well. It’s a fact – we are the club that has the most revenue generated in the world of sport.
“It should be remembered that on September 19, the club presented budgets that contemplated more than one billion euros in revenue.”
Signing Neymar won’t be easy for the Catalans, but their president is confident they can get a deal done for the Brazilian forward or any other star they like next year. This team has gotten used to sign great players in recent times, and they aren’t planning to stop doing so any time soon.