EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

Barcelona complete their first signing for the upcoming season?

Julian Araujo

If rumours from outlets like SPORT and Mundo Deportivo are to be believed, FC Barcelona made their first significant acquisition for the upcoming season.
After a 4-2 victory at Espanyol on Sunday, Barca and their supporters are now celebrating their first La Liga championship in four years. Moreover their first top-flight victory under head coach Xavi Hernandez. The feat is near completion with four matchdays remaining.
But eventually, club president Joan Laporta, his board, and Culers would realise that in order to make new acquisitions. On top of that sign new contracts for the upcoming season, they would need to cut €200 million ($216 million) off their pay cost.
On May 2, they already knew they would lose Mateu Alemany. However their director of football, who handled everything pertaining to these areas very effectively in 2022 is going to stay.

Alemany’s role in Barcelona’s upcoming season

On this day, Alemany, despite having a contract through 2024, is rumoured to leave.
Despite a commitment to assist until transfer deadline day at Camp Nou. The Athletic reported that he would take up a new position at Aston Villa.

Tuesday’s announcement of the resignation of sporting director Jordi Cruyff added insult to injury.
In this instance, we can say that Barca has essentially made their first significant deal of the summer by re-signing Alemany. He one of the most sought-after directors in the sport. According to Gerard Romero, he is given a new contract that lasts until 2026.

Alemany had been making fun of himself for saying that this summer “is going to be very interesting” only a few days prior.

And with Lionel Messi’s prospective comeback becoming more likely. Now that he is most likely back behind the wheel going ahead,. And big things could be in store for the Blaugrana in the transfer market.

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