He is tasked with ending the club’s minor trophy drought – standing now at nearly two full seasons – whilst also tackling the club’s mountain of debt.
A recent report in El Mundo outlined that the club are €1,173m in debt, with €730m of that sum due in the short term while €266m is owed to the banks by 30 June, of which €90m is owed to Goldman Sachs.
Read more: Barcelona’s debt crisis
Rebajar masa salarial, vender mucho y bien y tirar de La Masia. Esa será la línea a seguir. En el club tienen claro que también hay que renovar a Nico González, que está haciendo un temporadón en el #BarçaB
— Santi Ovalle (@santiovalle) March 31, 2021
It is said that the Blaugrana are prioritising the lowering of their salary bill and to combine this with multiple player sales from the first-team squad.
To offset these exits, the club are planning to promote more promising stars that were successful in their La Masia academy and B team.
Alex Collado is the latest B team star to renew his contract and could join Pedri, Ansu Fati, Ronald Araujo, Oscar Mingueza, Riqui Puig and Illaix Moriba as a big part of the nucleus of the coming years.
The latest report also claims that B team star Nico Gonzalez is also likely to earn promotion to the first-team in the coming months.
Earlier this month, El Mundo Deportivo claimed the 19-year-old would be the next player promoted from the club’s B side to their senior squad.