The economic crisis that the pandemic has caused in the FC Barcelona -In the same way as in practically the rest of the big clubs of Europe– greatly reduce your financial capacity to deal with transfers. In this winter market, not only has no reinforcement arrived, but the club has failed in its attempt to ‘place’ some players.
Despite this, the FC Barcelona has managed to yield to two of the players who did not enter into the plans of Ronald Koeman: Carles Aleñá, loaned to Getafe, Y Jean-Clair Todibo, loaned to Nice. On the other hand, the Barça club has failed so much in its attempt to sign Eric García (Manchester City) as in the output of Matheus Fernandes.
Two successful exits
- Carles Aleñá, on loan to Getafe. The Catalan midfielder was not counting on Ronald Koeman, who preferred players such as Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri González or Miralem Pjanic in the midfield. His departure was not a problem and the Azulón club will host him until the end of this season.
- Jean-Clair Todibo, on loan to Nice. On the horn of the closing of the winter transfer market, the loan of the French central defender was closed, who will return to Ligue 1. In summer, his loan to Benfica was closed, but coach Jorge Jesús barely had him, so his march rushed. It will be the Frenchman’s third loan in the last two seasons.
Two market failures
- The signing of Eric García. Ronald Koeman considered the arrival of the youth squad key in winter, but there was no consensus between Carles Tusquets, president of the Management Commission, and the presidential candidates -Joan Laporta, Víctor Font and Toni Freixa- to close his arrival at low cost. In summer the contract ends and it will arrive free from Manchester City.
- The departure of Matheus Fernandes. The Brazilian midfielder has only played 17 inconsequential minutes in a Champions League match that was already resolved and even the young Ilaix Moriba has passed him by. FC Barcelona intended to close his loan, but no First Division team claimed it and the player rejected offers to return to his country.