14 July 2016

Soler: Barcelona have €25m left for signings

Budget may even be left for next season

My piece for MARCA

French left-back Lucas Digne became Barcelona's latest signing on Wednesday but the move hasn't exhausted the club's transfer budget for the current season, according to the Catalan club's director of sport Albert Soler.

The deal taking the defender from Paris Saint-Germain involved an up-front fee of €16.5 million, with an additional €4m in add-ons.

"We have between €23m and €25m left for signings and our sporting needs," Soler told reporters, "we are able to make more acquisitions, and if we don't feel the need, then we have extra budget for next time.”

He also praised the form of Denis Suarez, recently re-signed from Villarreal, and said that the transfer ban imposed by FIFA had made more of an impact on the club's youth set-up than the senior side.

"We would like to have more youth products make the first team," he said.

"But that's not always possible."


No comments: