FC Barcelona – La Liga Admitted Mbappe or Haaland could be possible
Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa has revealed that his campaign has reached an agreement with an investor to contribute 250 million euros, which can be used to bring in new players.
In fact, Freixa went a step further and even admitted which areas of the squad they are looking at strengthening.
“We have been working for some time now and we can say that we have reached an agreement of intent with an investor who will contribute 250 million [euros] for Barcelona Coporate, which consists of four business lines, in exchange for 49 per cent,” Freixa told RAC1.
“Although it will first have to go through the Assembly. We will have the funds for the economic situation to improve so that we can make sporting decisions. And in 2021/22 we will incorporate three superstars: two in attack and one in defence.”
When asked about whether Ronald Koeman would be in favour of these additions, the 52-year-old was clear.
“It’s impossible for Koeman not to like them. They are unique players,” he said.
“Koeman will be coach until the end of his contract [June 30, 2022], without any doubt. Giving stability to the coach and the team always pays off.”
Freixa was asked if Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe could be presented at the Camp Nou, which he said is possible.
“We have a maxim: we will never talk about players until we present them,” the presidential candidate stated.
“It’s a bad strategy because you allow other clubs to step on your negotiation. But it is absolutely possible. That’s what Barcelona must do: bring in difference-making players.”
Despite the talk of signings, Barcelona‘s debt cannot be ignored and that could see the club lose Lionel Messi when his contract expires in the summer.
“Messi has given us more than Barcelona has given him,” Freixa noted.
“I have spoken to his entourage, but not personally with him. The opportunity for him to continue is open. His contract has to be brought into line with the club.
“We have lowered the revenue by 350 million euros and the player is aware of that. I have never had the contract in my hand.”