NEW!! Koeman made his goals in the transfer market. According to Marca, Ronald Koeman now knows he will be able to fulfil his deal with Barcelona. There had been much debate about whether he will be trusted to lead the team into next season by newly-elected president Joan Laporta, but recent reports from Camp Nou indicate that he would.
NEW!! Koeman made his goals in the transfer market. This means that this summer, Koeman will look to put in his own players. Owing to financial constraints, he has had to work mainly with the squad he inherited this season, which has plagued Barcelona in the Champions League, where they were comfortably dispatched by Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16. However, they are still competing for La Liga and the Copa del Rey, indicating that they have the makings of a serious team.
Koeman intends to expand on the foundation. Lionel Messi must be held after his contract ends, and a center-back, preferably Eric Garcia, should be brought in. Gini Wijnaldum, whom Koeman attempted to sign last summer, will also be available on a free transfer.
Another choice is Memphis Depay, a soon-to-be free agent who was a priority of his last year, as well as Erling Haaland, Laporta’s top target.