Ronald Koeman clear in his priorities this coming transfer market

Ronald Koeman now knows that he’ll be able to fulfil his contract with Barcelona according to Marca. There had been much speculation about whether he’d be entrusted by the newly-elected president Joan Laporta to lead the team into next season, but recent reports emanating from Camp Nou suggests so.

Ronald Koeman

This means Koeman will look to bring in his own men this summer. He’s had to largely work with the squad he inherited this campaign because of financial realities, and this has hamstrung Barcelona in the Champions League, where they were quite easily put aside by Paris Saint-Germain at the last 16. They’re still fighting for La Liga and the Copa del Rey, however, so they do have the nucleus of a serious side.

Erling Haaland

Koeman wants to build on that. Lionel Messi must be retained beyond the end of his contract, and a centre-back, preferably Eric Garcia, should be brought in. He’ll be available on a free transfer, as will, potentially, Gini Wijnaldum, a man Koeman tried to sign last summer. Memphis Depay, another soon-to-be free agent who was a target of his last year, is another option, as is Laporta’s number-one target, Erling Haaland.

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  1. Guno Rijssel says:

    !. GINI WIJNALDUM is a ‘working horse’ in MIDFIELD!! with a free transfer. And so, even though, at least to my knowledge, he’s NOT NEEDED, I’ll grudgingly go along. PROVIDED HE DOESN’T END UP RUINING THE CAREER OF LAIX!!. 2. DEPAY I don’t understand, given the FIVE, THREE, TWO SYSTEM with fast moving forwards like MESSI and DEMBE. 3. I think that Koeman should concentrate on the DEFENSE. In this current system you need to PRISON WARDS along a LIBERO. That is why I would really like to see besides ERIC GARCIA, the coming of ERIC BAILLY(check his defensive skills on you tube!). He’s fed up with MAN United and is more than eager to move on.

  2. Pius ogar says:

    If barcelona will bring in Erling haaland to completement messi effort in front will be good development at barcelona, already we have good midfielders and barcelona need one or center back too.

  3. Kamara Alusine says:

    It really a good set up if our new manager can buy this players we are the best for ever

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