EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

Mateu Alemany to leave Barcelona following Messi’s potential arrival

Julian Araujo

Despite some unsuccessful signings, FC Barcelona made some notable transfers in recent years. Mateu Alemany, the current Director of Football played a key role in these deals. He will depart from the club at the end of the season.

Mateu Alemany was the Director of Football at FC Barcelona during a challenging financial period due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The club had limited resources to operate in the transfer market.

According to a recent report from Helena Condis, the reasons behind Mateu Alemany’s departure from FC Barcelona are not clear. But he was against renewing contracts for some of the club’s older players such as Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto. Instead, he reportedly pushed for the club to focus on promoting and betting on younger talent.

Additionally, Alemany was against the idea of bringing back Lionel Messi to the club. Since he believed it would worsen the club’s already fragile financial situation. Alemany also opposed the signing of Cesar Azpilicueta. He had difficulty planning the squad for the upcoming season due to limited financial resources.

When will Mateu Alemany leave?

Despite the differences, Mateu Alemany pledged to oversee FC Barcelona’s transfer operations during the upcoming transfer window before leaving. While his contract with the club was initially to expire in 2024, he agreed to depart a year early.

Mateu Alemany promised to continue overseeing FC Barcelona’s operations until the end of the summer transfer window, when all the deals are concluded. However, the club is already searching for a replacement for the Director of Football.

FC Barcelona are reportedly considering Real Betis’ sporting director Antonio Cordon as a potential replacement. Cordon previously worked with Jordi Cryuff during their time at the Ecuador National Team. However, the club is still exploring other possible candidates and didn’t make a final decision on who will fill the role.

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