Ronald Koeman, confident of knowing that it will accompany at least another year of the contract Barcelona, it is clear that he wants a president Joan Laporta and technical secretary Ramon Planes to put together a team that can compete on all fronts next season.
Laporta has conveyed his confidence to the Dutchman, who wishes Barcelona to strengthen in defense, midfield and attack, while he is forcing names he failed to introduce last summer for economic reasons.
Koeman has been warning all season that this Barcelona the team is incapable of fighting for trophies, but is still in second place in LaLiga Santander after picking up 37 of the last 39 points and is in the King’s Cup final, where it will face the Athletic Club.
In any case, Barcelona the boss is ambitious and wants his team to compete for trophies from next season, so he wants new additions that will not only strengthen the team but also the players that will excite Blaugrana supporters and try to encourage Lionel Messi stay, something Koeman hopes will happen.
One area of the detachment Koeman He emphasized that it is necessary to bring in a central defender, which he will be Eric Garcia on free from Manchester City. He also cares about signing a complete midfielder, like Liverpool Georginio Wijnaldum, whom he requested last summer, and is also a free agent on June 30th.
Another area where Koeman he wants Barcelona for reinforcement he is a left-back, if possible, while he is also determined to sign a striker to fill the role of No.9 which has been vacant since the departure of Luis Suarez. There may also be a need for a backup goalkeeper, depending on what is going on Net.
As for the forward position, Koeman is convinced of that Messi i Ousmane Dembele will remain, with a contract expiring this summer or next, but he also has the option Memphis Depay on the table, because the captain of Lyon will be a free agent. And the Dutch coach would absolutely welcome Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, who is Laportais the first target.
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Koeman made it clear to the Board and Laporta that bringing in these reinforcements does not mean that they will neglect the academy or the younger players in the locker room.
In fact, he is looking forward to returning Ansu Fati, while delighted with the displays Pedri,, Ronald Araujo,, Oscar Mingueza i Ilaix Moriba. Alex Collado i Konrad de la Fuente are in his mind too.
What Koeman is sure of is that if Barcelona you want to try to win the Champions League, the team level must rise. It’s time to move some players forward – Junior Firpo,, Martin Braithwaite i Matheus Fernandes to name just three – and conclude the signatures.
Laporta will have the final say on the composition of the locker room, although the intention is to reach as much consensus as possible with the head coach. Koeman at least hopes so.