Barcelona’s transfer strategy in recent years has meant a game of luck in the style where they spin the wheel and whatever player it lands on they go and sign.
Well, it seems like they had actually chosen a different approach late, with manager Ronald Koeman apparently using, wait for it … logic.
Ronald Koeman has turned down two newcomers / David Ramos / Getty Images
The Barça boss was recently offered the chance to sign two new players by the club’s scouting team – an offer that usually signals the beginning of a long transition history that only ends when the La Liga giants have agreed on a world record transfer fee. and their new husband has written a 23-year deal.
But in a shocking event, Koeman has turned down the chance to sign the two new players. understand his role.
Atalanta’s Cristian Romero and Lille Renato Sanches were both identified by club officials as players who could benefit the team next season, but according to Rac1 (via Sport), Koeman has ruled out the possibility of adding the pair to his squad.
Romero has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham in recent weeks as Nuno Espirito Santo and Fabio Paratici appear to be strengthening their back line, but Koeman believes Eric Garcia recently arrived and is a very similar player and as such it would be unnecessary to sign.
Renato Sanches could have moved to Barcelona / Quality Sport Images / Getty Images
As for Sanchez, Koeman believes the youngster’s inability to perform at the highest club level to date – probably with reference to his Premier League loan with Swansea and his tumultuous time at Bayern Munich – makes him too much of a gamble on this. steps in his career.
So hang on, does that mean Koeman will make Barcelona sensible? This is not what we signed up for, came Ronald.