Barça wants to make more signings, says Barça’s technical director
FC Barcelona technical director Robert Fernandez says Barça wants to make more signings before the transfer window closes later this week.
Speaking at club-record signing Ousmane Dembele’s presentation, Barcelona’s sporting director confirmed the club are still active in the transfer market amid reports they’re finally closing in on a deal for Coutinho, who had earlier submitted a transfer request.
Liverpool have rejected three bids from Barca for Coutinho this summer, but the Catalan club remain hopeful of reaching an agreement before the end of August.
With Barça’s summer spending spree all set to stretch on, Barça are continuing their public pursuit of Philippe Coutinho, while Angel Di Maria is also an option.
And Barca technical director Robert Fernandez responded to questions regarding the club’s transfer intentions during the Dembele unveiling.
When asked for an update on the club’s continued pursuit of the Brazil international,
“We are negotiating with certain players about joining, we need things sorted quickly as there are not many days left of the transfer window. We hope things progress well and that we are able to present another player this month. We’re working on a number of possibilities. We have to wait. We know the type of player we want and the profile we need to improve the team and we will push until the last possible moment.”
“My intention is that one more player comes in and, if it’s possible, even two.”
PSG are ready to offload Di Maria following the expected arrival of Kylian Mbappe this week.
However, Jean Michael Seri, who has criticised the French club after talks broke down with Barca last week, is clearly not in Barça’s plan and a move to the Camp Nou for the 26-year-old OGC Nice midfielder looks slim.
“He is a good player but we have totally ruled him out,” Fernandez said. “We have analysed everything closely and prefer to strengthen other positions”
However, Robert opted to stay silent when asked about Barça’s potential interest in Di Maria.
“I’m not going to get into names about who we’re negotiating with, the club is working on signing players but I’m not going name any individual.”