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The financial 'Fair Play' prevented the arrival of Anthony Elanga at Barça in January

Published:26/03/2023 - 11:43h

Updated:26/03/2023 - 11:43h

FC Barcelona closed the winter market without reinforcements because of the financial 'Fair Play' of LaLiga. Even when the club managed to transfer Depay to Atlético, there was not enough salary margin to sign another '9', which could well have been Anthony Elanga

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Anthony Elanga was very near of fichar by the FC Barcelona in January. The forward of 20 years confirmed the interest culé in an interview for the Swedish newspaper 'Expressen', where besides confessed his wish to go out of the Manchester United and the bad that has happened it in the last months by the fault of minutes with the ones of Erik have Hag (hardly has played 675 minutes this season).

"I was near of the Barça in January", affirmed the Swedish forward fichado by the 'network devils' in 2018 pertinent of the Malmö. Elanga Debuted with the first team in the second stretch of the 2021/22, but has not attained to strengthen in the staff and expects to go out in summer, since has agreement until June of 2026 and, with Have Hag in the bench, hardly will have place in the staff in summer.

The Barça looked for an acting 'low cost' for Lewandowski

To request of Xavi Hernández, the directive tried fichar a forward in January that could adapt to the role of acting of Robert Lewandowski. The exit of Memphis Depay left to Ferran Torres like only alternative to the Pole, by which the egarense has bet in occasions by the canterano Ángel Alarcón. Finally, there was not form to adjust the mass salarial for fichar reinforcements in winter. Neither it could oficializar the registration of Gavi in the first team.

However, the option of Anthony Elanga was not, neither much less, the most attractive for the wintry market. The player of 20 years grieve sum a pair of assistances in 24 apparitions this season and, in his first year with the 'network devils' alone could convert 4 goals in 50 parties, numbers quite discreet for a forward that had shined in the inferior of the Manchester United.

Elanga Prioritises to go out in summer

"It is frustrante. It is important to play for me. Now I am concentrated in the United, afterwards will speak with the club. It likes me the club, but is important for me play. I spoke with Have Hag, know what wants that it do and only can follow training hard", sentenced Elanga on his moment in the 'Man Or'. A cession without option of compulsory purchase aims like the best form to resolve his exit. It will go again the Barça after the Swedish? Everything will depend on how many movements attain to close the directive between July and August.

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