Financial constraints could cause Barcelona to water down their summer plans

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FC Barcelona Sports Director Anderson de Souza Deco is pictured at the Joan Gamper training ground in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona, on September 2, 2023. Barcelona signed Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix and Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo on loan until the end of the season.
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As they have been largely unable to significantly improve their financial conditions, FC Barcelona will find it difficult to get all their desired targets in the upcoming summer transfer window.

As previously reported, the Catalans want to reinforce several of their positions in this summer window, and Xavi will also demand a significant investment in the team if he is to stay at the club beyond this season.

However, their financial position means Barcelona will have to make several big sales to be able to afford these acquisitions. In such a context, SPORT reports that Deco has been trying to sell some of the less prominent members of the current squad, but as things stand, none of the players intend to leave the Catalan club this summer.

As a result, the club has decided to bring in only two new players before the start of the next season. Deco has held several meetings to ensure sales of players who are not deemed necessary for Xavi. However, even the fringe players are not too keen to leave Barcelona.

While this situation may change in the coming months, this still means Barcelona will be going into the summer market with a lot of uncertainty about their finances.

Thus, Deco is now looking only to reinforce two key positions. Firstly, he is looking to bring in a midfield pivot who can play in front of the defense. Secondly, a winger who plays on the left wing is another priority of the Portuguese Sporting Director.

For now, only the budget options available are being considered by the Blaugranes. However, Barcelona already have their midfield filled with quality, and as these budget options might not bring a significant improvement in the squad, a rather quiet summer for the Catalans cannot be ruled out.

In addition to these two potential acquisitions, Barcelona will also be looking to arrive at an agreement with Manchester City and Atletico Madrid to retain Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix in their squad beyond this season.

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