Ronald Koeman, Barcelona technical director


Koeman Estimates necessary fichar to a midfield player

Published:10/07/2021 - 14:00h

Updated:10/07/2021 - 17:01h

Ronald Koeman has warned the need of fichar to a midfield player, a position in which the Barça has of few effective. The elected could be Saúl, by the one who the club could offer to Antoine Griezmann

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In the middle of a 'operation' exit motivated to the requirements that the FC Barcelona has to fulfil to reduce the mass salarial and can link again to Lionel Messi, there are other subjects for resolving, like finding a player to reinforce the centre of the field, one of the main urgencies for Ronald Koeman.

Although already they have added names like Sergio Agüero, Eric García, Memphis Depay and Emerson, the Dutch considers necessary to have an effective more in the medullary. Like this it left it clear during the Koeman Cup, a charitable tournament of golf: "If we explain the midfield players, clear that is missing us something. It is important always have to the best in any position".

The names with which explains for these works are the ones of Sergio Busquets, Frenkie Of Jong, Pedri, Riqui Puig and a Miralem Pjanic that has not accepted the letter of freedom that has awarded him the club. Likewise, another midfield player, Carles Aleñá, already has left of the club to be a member of the Getafe.

Saúl could be the key

It would not be the first time that the Barça interests in Saúl Ñíguez. Previously already there have been contacts between both clubs. In fact, in 2018 they had arrived to an agreement so that, in case that the Athletic received an offer, went the Barcelona club the one who carried it to him when offering the same mount.


The pact took place after the signing of Antoine Griezmann in a played that had the rejection of the managerial colchonera, all time that the Catalan entity had negotiated directly with the French player and no with the club. Thus, the Barça disbursed some 15 million extra euros, that contemplated the right to score on Saúl.

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