Barcelona received €100 million offer for star midfielder, Confirms Laporta

Date:

Photo by Marc Graupera Alomá / AFP7 via Getty Images

Given the current financial situation at FC Barcelona and their urgent necessity to generate funds and open up space within their various allocated budgets in order to facilitate new arrivals, the team has thus far had little to no luck in offloading unwanted stars.

Yet, despite the rather popular notion that the Catalan club simply does not possess the kind of talent that is wanted within today’s market, it is rather the complete opposite and it just so is the case that the players of Barcelona that most European sides would fight over, are the same players the Catalan club considers to be untouchable.

This was given further evidence by Barcelona president Joan Laporta himself in an interview with Esport 3, as highlighted by Mundo Deportivo, where the Barcelona head mentions a few players by name who have attracted significant offers in the past that may have potentially brought in sizeable funds in exchange.

Speaking in the interview regarding such offers, the first name on the lips of the Barcelona president was Dutch midfielder Frankie De Jong’s, for whom the president states Barcelona received “an offer for €100 million” last year, but added that the club was wise not to accept and “did well not to accept it”.

Alongside the 26-year-old midfielder, Laporta also mentions other Barcelona stars such as 18-year-old Spanish midfielder Pedri and 20-year-old winger Ansu Fati. He also mentioned defensive duo Ronald Araujo (24 years) and Andreas Christensen (27 years) as players who have attracted rather big offers.

Despite this reported interest in these select few Barcelona players by the European elites, the Catalans remain clear in their priority to retain certain players and offload only those that are no longer a priority for the club and no longer in the plans of Xavi Hernandez for the upcoming season.

Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun
Raafay Humayun is a life-long fan of FC Barcelona and an avid enjoyer of all things Blaugrana. Having fallen in love with the club for the way they defined football for him, he now spends his time watching games, analyzing the happenings in them, and digesting any and everything related to his beloved Catalan club. He also writes as an author for Barca News Network hoping to deliver the latest updates to his fellow ‘culés’.

Recommended Articles

Related Articles

‘Look at how he plays’… €120m Barcelona player used as an example to critique Alphonso Davies

FC Barcelona currently houses some of Europe’s most elite young talents. Many of these promising youngsters have even...

The favor that Thiago Motta could do to Barcelona – report

Foreign operations are often beneficial to FC Barcelona if they are connected to the club. Whether it be...

Arsenal could step up their pursuit to steal €50m Barcelona midfield target

Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino might not been a regular starter for Luis de la Fuente's Spain team in...

Joan Laporta reassures Barcelona fans about €58m signing

In this summer transfer window, the topmost priority of FC Barcelona is to sign the Spanish winger, Nico...

Barcelona have everything in place for their potential first summer signing

FC Barcelona have now finally entered an extremely decisive stage of the summer transfer window. The Catalan club...

Barcelona may have a few complications with their returning left-back

The competition within FC Barcelona must be severe next season for that to be the case externally as...

Hristo Stoichkov says Barcelona should actually sign €70m forward

For the last few weeks, Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams have been the two subjects being discussed the...

Barcelona thinking about signing 2018 World Cup-winning pivot

The priorities of FC Barcelona this summer are relatively more clear than recent windows. Now possessing a somewhat...

Barcelona now pushing to recover Man City full-back

The backline is one of the areas of the FC Barcelona team where there are relatively fewer changes...

Barcelona have their own formula to sign 26-year-old RB Leipzig star

Deadlines are important in every transfer window, and FC Barcelona is aware of this. Certain payments and clauses...

‘Magnificent’ Euro 2024 star’s arrival cost Barcelona around €100m

It has been quite apparent that FC Barcelona have lacked too much signing power in recent windows. The...

RB Leipzig could facilitate Dani Olmo’s move to Barcelona

The luxury of being able to sign anyone is not something that Barcelona has in abundance. Their economic...