Joan Laporta and Andreas Christensen


Joan Laporta and a sports management based on 'free transfers'

Published:6/07/2023 - 13:02h

Updated:6/07/2023 - 13:02h

Joan Laporta and his board of directors have had to 'juggle' to be able to make signings, this thanks to a fairly decimated culé economy. For this, the executive and his team have 'caught' at least eight 'free additions', the last two being Iñigo Martínez and Ilkay Gündogan

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Joan Laporta and his managerial have given in the last years a 'masterclass' of how fichar with a budget decimated, as the one who had when they assumed the reins of the Barcelona in his second mandate from 2021. The executive and his team of work have attained 'fish' different signings and arm a competitive team with several players that arrived with letter of freedom.

At present, they have incorporated two signings to the Barça under this modality: Ilkay Gündogan and Iñigo Martínez. The Turkish arrives to the club culé after being key piece in the Manchester City winning of the triplete - League, Champions and Glass - in the last season. With 32 years of age, left a register of 45 parties contested where annotated 11 goals and delivered six assistances, turning into one of the perlas wished in the market of signings.

By his part, the central Basque, arrives with letter of freedom after not renewing his bond with the Athletic of Bilbao. In this season, contested 18 parties with the 'bilbaínos' and annotated a goal. It arrives to be, at least in the paper, this central left-handed natural that so much needed in the breast culé.

The signings 'free' of the 'Was Laporta'

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrived pertinent of the Arsenal to give him a 'second air' to his career in a period where the goals no sobraban in the City Condal. In the season 2021/2022, the gabonés played 18 meetings and annotated 13 goals, in addition to delivering an assistance. Back to this, was fichado by Chelsea FC and after a 2022/2023 quite discreet, boasts that it would want to go back to the Barcelona, although the Barcelona are not in works of 'repatriate it'.

To the equal that Aubameyang, Memphis Depay landed in the Catalan team in the season 2021/2022, but pertinent of the Lyon. The Dutch had a campaign in which no desentonó under the orders of Ronald Koeman. It appeared in 27 cotejos and annotated 13 goals, in addition to awarding two assistances. From the season 2022/2023, practically 'disappeared' of the club, his performance mermó and finished leaving to the Athletic of Madrid.

Eric García arrived in the season 2021/2022 pertinent of the Manchester City. This first campaign was one of the indisputable in the team, playing 32 meetings, but from the season 2022/2023, supposedly associated to the irregularities in his level and the arrival of other signings, happened to have a secondary role, had 18 apparitions and collaborated only with a goal and two assistances.

Others answered in his moment and follow settled in the club, como is the case of Andreas Christensen, bastion of the defence culé and that the past campaign contested 28 parties, annotating a goal and adding an assistance, in addition to being a bolt that collaborated in that the Barcelona was the team less goleado of the league in the season 2022/2023.

Franck Kessié, a name that sounds a lot in the actuality to leave of the club, arrived to earths culés after a long pasantía in the Italian football. In the season 2022/2023, contested 16 meetings and contributed three goals and three assistances. It has not attained to settle, but it has answered to the occasions in which it has requested him like revulsivo.

Although no all have been a success, some by reasons extradeportivos, like the case of Sergio 'Kun' Agüero, that arrived pertinent of the Manchester City with a big poster and that lamentably only could contest five parties, this due to the fact that it had to withdraw prematurely of the football by a cardiac condition.

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