‘Barca won’t sign anyone else’

Barcelona spokesman Toni Freixa has commented that the club have decided provisionally not to sign any more players this summer.

The club picked up Neymar from Santos at the start of the window and had been expected to bring in another centre-back to strengthen with.

However, on from reports that Coach Tata Martino is happy with his current selection in the position, the Catalans have confirmed their position in the final few days of the market.

“The club decides based on the consensus of those who have a voice. The view of the Coach is included and the decision of the club is not to sign,” Freixa told reporters this week.

“The team is closed, but the club must always be attentive to the market. It would be remiss not to be. These days you can always get something.”

Freixa was asked of criticism of the club embarking on an extensive preseason tour.

“We have to focus on concrete matters. We should not dramatise. When we carry out projects, it is possible that not everything goes as you plan it.

“We understand and take action to make it a success in every way. We know there is a World Cup next year and we will not jeopardise the performance of the players. We do not know yet if we will tour next summer.”

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