Cardoner message means Chelsea close in on summer deal for Coutinho?
Barcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner has claimed that the club will only be partaking in swap deals in the upcoming transfer window, increasing speculation over Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho.
Coutinho, who has struggled to reach the kind of form which made him one of the best players in the game during his time with Liverpool, meaning that he will be on the transfer market during the summer window
We reportedly lead the chase, especially as there is talk that Brazilian Willian could be leaving the club after failing to agree a new contract and reports have suggested that the boss sees the Brazilian as the ideal man to replace Willian.
There has been some claims in the media that Barcelona are willing to accept a fee of around £70 million for the player that cost well over £100 million just a few seasons ago, simply because he has not made the impact on the side that many had hoped.
Now, amid all the speculation regarding a number of his players, 57-year-old Cordoner has lifted the lid on how the club have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic with players’ wages set to be slashed again despite the squad already accepting a 70 per cent cut.
In an interview with ESPN, Cardoner has revealed how the Blaugrana have already lost around £124million due to being in lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
After stating Barca would definitely make a loss this campaign, he said: “Because our base economic situation is a solid one, this will not affect us the same way as probably other clubs.”
Look, the transfer window is now just a few weeks away and fans will get the opportunity to see the type of players that will actually arrive and if the Coutinho deal will ACTUALLY happen.