Ronald Koeman makes key demand to Barcelona board

It is now increasingly certain that Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has consolidated his position at the club and now wants to increase his level of influence.

A report in El Mundo Deportivo outlines that his key demand to the club’s board is to allow him to have a greater say in the club’s transfer policy.

Ronald Koeman and Joan Laporta

Read more: Barcelona have made their decision on Ronald Koeman future

It stems from his frustration last summer on missing out on his three key targets: Manchester City defender Eric Garcia, Lyon forward Memphis Depay and Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum – the latter two of whom played under Koeman for the Netherlands and who have all featured in Barcelona transfer news.

Koeman called on the club to sign a replacement for Luis Suarez and for a midfielder to be added after Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic were sold, but no signings were forthcoming either last summer or in the January market.

The manager also wants to speak to players before they arrive at the club, rather than this being left to the board.

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10 Comments

  1. Richard Obadimu says:

    Korean should be listened to. He’s doing a great job out of the mess he met in Barcelona…..

  2. Anthony Nwigwe says:

    He is a great man. He have done well to put fc barcelona in shape. My great club. He should be given some chance to sign players of his wish. But he should also not ignore the strength of the new young players he produced,because they are the “future of fc barcelona” like Iniesta and xavi.

    1. Khulubuse says:

      We do understand his frustration with the club not signing any significant player but we don’t want him to sign older players to play for barcelona just for 2 to seasons. Windulm is old, he is a good player but for us is not quite fitting

  3. Mario says:

    Please Ronald Koeman we fans of Barcelona dont want Memphis Deypay..we dont want his service in barcelona.No need of spending money for him please..why did Ronald Koeman to inquisitive over Memphis Deypay or do he need anything to achieve in him..Why do he always inquisitive over Holland plays..worning to Ronald koeman to remove his hand for Memphis Deypay
    .we dont him in Barca please.

    1. Tony says:

      We don’t have a number 9 and Barcelona hasn’t a huge debt, Depay will be coming in on a free and he is a good number 9

  4. Abubakari Isahaku says:

    Please Barcelona dont need Memphis Deypay we need someone Haaland or one of best 9

  5. E. E. ROY. says:

    Unreservedly, i am an admirer of Barcelona football club because of her style of play as best in the world and would prefer that Ronald Koeman should be given time to build this present crop of footballing players into something special.

  6. Alex Bediako Boateng says:

    I think he is a good manager and the board have to be patient for him and at the end of the season he will put smiles on our face.Please what about Messi’s contract renewal,and can the board back Neymar to Barca.

  7. Alex Bediako Boateng says:

    I think he is a good manager and the board have to be patient for him and at the end of the season he will put smiles on our face.Please what about Messi’s contract renewal,and can the board bring back Neymar to Barca.

  8. Marvyfst says:

    He is a good coach, at least we are winning away matches now it shows that more progress is coming from him. If anyone told me that we would be 2nd on the table at the beginning of the season I won’t believe.wow amazing job he has done. Kudos to him.

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