The market, which closed at midnight on Friday, was in favor of Barcelona. very different from the one that the club sold after the end of the course and from the one Xavi imagined. In the end, the coach, in his own words, was pleased with the abandoned squad, but the truth is that very few of his initial requests were fulfilled. Harsh economic reality has prevailed, as evidenced by the fact that the blaugrana closed the market as the second team to spend the least. Barça invested $3.5 million in transfers and spent more on strengthening the subsidiary than on the main team.
And the fact is that Barcelona started the summer holidays with the illusion of the return of Leo Messi. Even Joan Laporta met with the father of the Argentine star and assured that in the bailout plan presented to La Liga, there is permission for the return of Messi. Even Javi went so far as to say that “it all depended on Leo”.
Reality proved stubborn and ultimately showed that Messi was a smoke, just like the coach’s other requests.
Bernardo Silva, Lo Celso, Kimmich or Voith they were out of reach for a team that could only take over the purchase of Oriol Romeu while they were gone Dembele, Busquets, Jordi Alba or Ansusome of the highest paid players on the team to make room for João Felix, who was also on the card for some time, though more in the box than on the bench.