Barcelona President Bartomeu: “Will Barca Sign Neymar & Lautaro Martinez? I Can’t Speak About Names But Barcelona Will Do What Is Appropriate”
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that the club will be in for the best players in the upcoming Summer transfer window but refused to name names.
As part of a long interview with Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, Bartomeu was asked about whether or not the club’s transfer policy would have to change as a result of the currently ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic.
“No, Abidal and Planes are still working to prepare a team. In the Summer window there will not be so much money so there will be more player swaps between clubs.”
He was also about the continued reports which are linking the club with moves for Paris Saint Germain’s Neymar and Inter’s Lautaro Martinez.
Reports have suggested Neymar could cost Barcelona as much as €180 million whilst it is understood that they would prefer to do a player(s) plus cash deal for Lautaro rather than pay his €111 million release clause.
One recent report has even suggested that Inter have knocked back an offer from the Spanish giants which would have seen them get €70 million in cash plus Arturo Vidal and Nelson Semedo.
“I cannot speak about names. Barça will be in the market willing to carry out the operations it deems appropriate. Of course we will have capacity to do such moves.”