Gerard Deulofeu returned to the club after four years at Everton, Sevilla and AC Milan, while Marlon Santos was signed on a permanent deal, after spending last season playing for Barcelona B, on loan from Fluminense.
That’s all for Barcelona so far in this transfer window, an activity that cannot exactly be called impressive.
I want to give some value to the current squad, we have great players. We’ve renewed Messi, Neymar, Suarez. Pique, Busquets. Now we have to renew Iniesta
Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu told El Periodico, focusing first on who already plays for the team.
And then there are those that will be promoted from the B team. Valverde likes to look to the academy, that’s what he’s talked about in our conversations and we value that a lot
the Blaugrana president said, further justifying the club’s… limited moves so far this summer.
It’s true that we need a couple of touches to improve even more
he finally admitted, avoiding, obviously, giving details on what is happening behind the scenes.
We’re working on it. Two or three players will come in from outside the club. There’s a long way to go in the window, we’ve got until the end of August. Patience. There are some signings coming, but I can’t announce them until they’re done. Robert is very clear on who he wants
Bartomeu also said, referring to Robert Fernandez, the club’s sporting director, who is in charge of everything related to transfers.
According to reports, Fernandez is in Lisbon these days, negotiating a deal with Benfica over right-back Nelson Semedo.