Josep Maria Bartomeu and Éric Abidal in a press conference of Barça


Key meeting in Barça: This is how the 2020-21 team will be built

Published:25/12/2019 - 22:04h

Updated:26/12/2019 - 08:49h

Barça is not in a hurry in the winter transfer market, but has already started working on its new project. A key meeting was held this week to define how the 2020-21 team will be built

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The market of signings of winter will open his doors in some days, and the FC Barcelona will face it without too many urgencies. The Catalans moved with tarpaulin the past summer and hardly have to resolve a pair of incógnitas, the majority centred in footballers that could go out, already was yielded or traspasados. In spite of the tranquility that reigns in the Camp Nou, in the last days produced a decisive meeting.

The newspaper 'Sport' affirms that the past Tuesday took place a summit in the City Condal to start the construction of the team 2020-21. The 'heavy weights' in the sportive planning assisted, and with Josep Maria Bartomeu in command, also is remarkable the presence of the general director Òscar Grau -commissioned of the economic management of the entity-, the technical secretary Éric Abidal and his right hand, Ramón Plans.

The aim of this meeting is not another that seat the bases of the new project, to start with to work what before and obtain like this some advantage on the rivals. A clear example is the case of Frenkie of Jong, whose incorporation left done in January of 2019 so that it arrived without setbacks in summer. According to the informations of the publication mentioned, these are the points that put on the table.

The keys of the Barça 2020-21

The aims of the Barça

The Barça wants to surround to Leo Messi of footballers of level, that support him now and are prepared to assume responsibilities in a future no so far. It is thus that already exists a 'prototype' of what is looking for , and is a player of 25 years, with experience and able to struggle by the titularity in any one of the places to reinforce. Of this form, keeps to the staff motivated, with sufficient rope as to resist to the requirements of the season and mentalizada that the fight by the titles is the priority.

In this sense, has posed the possibility to do with a contracting by line, always taking into account the possible high and low, the surprises and the spares that already exist in the filial. It is thus that to the defence could arrive a central and a side in function of the movements, in the centre of the field expect one or two incorporations -will agitate quite- and in the forward the absolute priority is the '9' but no descartan other bets.

In these days will close the list that will mark the window estival and will have arrived the moment to work in the distinct agreements, calling, speaking, negotiating and approaching to all those names that interest. In other occasions, the culés have preferred to expect to check which were his best options, but recently have understood that the football of nowadays rewards to the that moves well but also fast.

Millions and sales to invest

Always according to the version of 'Sport', the Barcelona have a budget of 75 millions to invest in signings more what can take out in sales. From the arrival of Éric Abidal, this chapter has improved enough, by what the idea is to compete of the same to the same, although without excesses, with the big European clubs. The initial intention is to avoid the traspasos millionaire, although they will face if they consider beneficial for the interests barcelonistas.

In the chapter of exits foresees a quite intense summer, with two put to reach. In the first place, already it has warned that it will move the changing room because there are stars whose agreement expires prompt and have to leave step to other perlas, and in second, touches to reduce the mass salarial to be able to have more margin of manoeuvre. A clear example would be Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic, that if they do not go out in winter, could leave important income and also open the doors to new sap for the medullary.

Another name underlined in red is the one of Philippe Coutinho, angular stone in the chapter of 'purchase-sale'. The carioca struggles for claiming in his cession to the Bayern of Munich and the Bavarians possess an option of purchase that rises to 120 million euros, that could try negotiate or refuse directly. In the Barça there is some calm in this appearance, since in the Premier League already are asking after the attacker and expect offers that surpass the 100 millions, the minimum price that would accept to leave him leave. This would suppose a remarkable impulse for the destined base to incorporations.

Decision on the bench

As it already warned Bartomeu does weeks, was by part of the club or of the technician, the future of Ernesto Valverde will decide in spring. Then it will arrive the decisive moment and will know if active or no the clause that expands his agreement a year more, but the Barcelona have not remained still. Before starting the fight by the titles, in the directive already will know with a determinant margin of reaction if it is necessary to do sound the telephone of the Koeman, Have Hag or Roberto Martínez; or if the extremeño follows at the head of the ship.

Renewals in sight

Further of a Messi with freedom to decide on his future -his current agreement expires in 2021-, there are other key pieces that could begin to negotiate an extension of agreement. To day of today, the duties already are done with several referents of the first team, but there are others to which the Barça expects to offer without demora. Names like the ones of Marc-André ter Stegen or Clément Lenglet stand out in this section, and has glided that there is good predisposition of the cracks to sign an agreement without giving too many detours.

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