FC Barcelona have already made their first major signing this summer, if reports from the likes of Sport and Sports World minute.
Barcelona and their fans are currently celebrating their first La Liga title in four years, and crowned their first La Liga title under coach Xavi Hernandez after a 4-2 victory over Espanyol on Sunday finished the job at least four days earlier.
In the end, however, president Joan Laporta and his board, as well as Kohlers, will be waking up to the club’s harsh economic reality which is such that they need to shave €200m ($216m) off the wage bill before next season if they wish to make a new club. . Signing and registering new contracts.
In order to do that, Barcelona must sell several players, cut salaries and bypass complex financial fair play limits.
And indeed, on May 2, they learned that they would lose their director of football Matteo Alemani who took great care of issues related to these areas in 2022.
On this date, it was announced that Al Yamany would be leaving on 30 June despite having a contract until 2024.
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Another blow was dealt on Tuesday when the departure of sporting director Jordi Cruyff was also announced. Just 24 hours later, Barcelona received a boost when the Catalan media reported that Alemany had made a surprise turn and offered to continue it, which Laporta later accepted.
No official announcement has been made regarding the matter, but the reports are likely to be accurate.
In this case, we can say that Barcelona have already made their first big signing of the summer in re-securing one of the sport’s most sought-after managers in Alemany, who has been offered a new contract until 2026. According to Gerard Romero.
Just a few days ago, Alemani poked fun at himself, saying that summer “is going to be a lot of fun.”
Now that he is back behind the wheel and moving forward, huge things could await the Blaugrana in the transfer market with the potential return of Lionel Messi increasingly likely.
On top of that, Alemany will also get rid of dead wood that Barcelona needs to unload which will also facilitate the arrival of new faces.