Barcelona’s general plan for a low-cost transfer window has been largely accepted by the Catalan media in recent months, however, there’s always the temptation to push out claims of what could happen if the club are able to secure sales this summer.
That’s in reference to big sales, with Mundo Deportivo explaining the departure of an expensive player, such as Antoine Griezmann or Ousmane Dembele, would then allow the Blaugrana to spend the funds in the market.
Today’s concentration is on central defence, and the Catalan newspaper states Barcelona’s technical chiefs have given the ‘go-ahead for the immediate signing’ of two players.
Those are Jules Kounde and Matthijs de Ligt.
Whilst technical approval confirms Barcelona would be happy to sign either player, it doesn’t mean they can. The next step is of course funding a transfer fee, and Mundo suggest Sevilla would want €65-70m for Kounde.
There’s a feeling Sevilla would seriously consider a sale, with Monchi looking for funds this summer, so the route to a transfer is there should the money be available. Similar could be the case with De Ligt, with Juventus also looking at bringing in money to fund their own business in the coming window.