The president of the Catalan club talks about the possibility of the arrival of Neymar and Lotaro Martinez
Arab Eurosport team
July 07, 2020
The name of the Brazilian Neymar Jr, the former Barcelona player and the current club of Paris Saint-Germain, remains the first name that Spanish and international newspapers have linked to returning to Camp Nou, in addition to reports that Barca has been interested in Argentine striker Lotaro Martinez, player of Inter Milan since the beginning of this year.
These two names and others, were the focus of the talk of Barcelona club president, Josep Maria Bartomeo, who revealed in a meeting on Radio “RAC1” Catalan, the names that his team intends to contract with in the next summer transfer market.
“It is unlikely that Neymar will return to Barcelona this summer,” Bartomeo said, explaining the reason: “On the economic front, it is a difficult summer for the major clubs, and we are all working on restructuring after the Covid-19 epidemic that has affected the world.”
When asked about the penal clause in the contract of player Lotaro Martinez, which amounts to 111 million euros, Bartomeo said: “The summer transfer market has not opened yet, we will talk at the end of the season.” He added: “We will enter the transfer market when the time comes, or now we will not sign with anyone, we are only focusing on the rest of the Spanish League and Champions League.”
And on the players, the Portuguese Francisco Trencao (20 years), the player of Sparta Braga, and the Spanish Badri (17 years), the player of Las Palmas, who signed the Catalan club at the beginning of this world, and they are scheduled to move at the end of the season, Bartomeo said: “I look forward to See them here. “
The Catalan club president discussed the issue of Brazilian player Artur Milo, which the team sold to Italian club Juventus, and replaced him by player Miralem Pjanic, saying: “It is not true that we made this move to achieve a balance in our treasury, and if that were the case, we could have sold other players to them. Important shows on the table. “
Barcelona host its neighbor, Espanyol, on Wednesday night in the 35th round of the Spanish League, in a very important match for the sons of Coach Kiki Sittin who are looking for a victory to reduce the difference to one point with the Real Madrid leaders, who will in turn try to continue his series of victories and move closer to the title resolution In his favor, when he hosts Deportivo Alaves on Friday evening.