24 February 2012

Barca spent 25 million in a single transfer

Barça was make a policy of austerity for the effort, 55 million more variables, it was last summer.

Barça do not think losing his head on the market next summer. The Blaugrana entity has set the figure of 25 million euros, or what is the same as recruiting a top-level single stepping to the next campaign. Both the director of professional football, Andoni Zubizarreta, as first team coach, Josep Guardiola, have assumed that unless the situation changed diametrically, will get tighten their belts. Of course, both remain intact commitment to the cantera, which is the basis of the current project Blaugrana, as SPORT said earlier this week.

There are several assumptions that help us understand the management decision Blaugrana. First, in the last season Barça has already made great efforts to recruit two top-level signings. Cesc Fàbregas and Alexis Sánchez have emerged as two major acquisitions, but accounted pay 55 million euros, 21.5 million and other variables that the club must pay on the next few years (five of them, deducted from the income of Cesc .)

Moreover, Josep Guardiola has always been in favor of a short staff and resort to affiliate when necessary. That bet will increase from June 30 for Marc MuniesaMartín Montoya, Marc Bartra and Jonathan Dos Santos. Also keep in mind that the Barcelona staff is young and in most cases still have a long road ahead.

Given that Guardiola has an extensive and excellent list of midfielders, doubts among sports officials is whether their efforts will focus on the signing of a defender or a striker. If a principle has been followed by very careful evolution of the Tottenham player Gareth Bale, that option has been somewhat in 'standby' because of the large sums that they can ask for him the Spurs and the hard competition may involve Manchester City, with a seemingly inexhaustible resources. The Welsh have contract until 2015.

There are several aspects that influence the decision. For example, the renewal of Carles Puyol, already under study, and the emergence of the kids in the cantera as Muniesa or Montoya. Also, check the evolution of long-term injuries, such as David Villa and Ibrahim Afellay.

One option that is managed for the defense is Milan's Brazilian Thiago Silva. This is a player who had already interested Barça and good relations with the entity Lombard, who is still paying the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, could help redress the operation as it was initially let down with a petition of forty million.

To the forward, Barça provides the option of Robin van Persie, the Arsenal striker already has 28 goals and eight assists in 34 games this season. Certainly his 'cache' is very high, but that contract ends in June 2013 and its decision not to renew the body force 'gunner' to negotiate a reasonable transfer price.

The way out of any player in the 'middle class', another important factor

The outline of the planning template for the next campaign are drawn but, of course, the objectives are still to be determined, in part because there may be some way out. Each season has been low in the template and can not rule out the progress of any of the players of the so-called 'middle class' in case it gets a good deal and the player wants to leave. Guardiola stays true to the idea of ​​managing a workforce relatively short, high quality and versatile players who can fully involved taking minutes. (via SPORT)