Josep Maria Bartomeu, as President of Barcelona, spoke up regarding his club’s plan to hook Neymar and Lautaro Martinez in the transfer market this summer.
The two Latin American stars are often associated with the Catalan giants. In fact, Neymar Jr has been linked with a return to Camp Nou since last summer.
It is believed that the Brazilian star went on strike to train at Paris Saint-Germain, because the club was reluctant to negotiate with Barcelona. But in the end, the former Santos player remained at the French club.
Even so, the Catalan giants are believed to want to sign Neymar again in the transfer market this summer. Barca believe that Neymar’s return will make their front line even better in the 2020/21 campaign.
When asked about these rumors, Josep Maria Bartomeu tried to deny it. It was said by the number one man at Barcelona that Paris Saint-Germain was not at all interested in letting go of Neymar this summer.
“Neymar returned to Barcelona? PSG do not want to sell him this summer,” said Bartomeu in an interview with Barca TV.
So, what about Lautaro Martinez? The young Argentine striker has long been linked with Barcelona. It is even believed that the club had planned to recruit him in the winter of January.
However, as we all know the Catalan Giant finally failed to attract the player.
Barcelona has not yet fully raised the white flag, they are believed to be trying to get Lautaro Martinez again this summer.
Bartomeu admitted that the club had tried to do this when the competition was stopped due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, as the competition continued, talks with Inter Milan were cut off.
Currently, with the opening of the summer transfer window, the club will first discuss with the new coach about signing players before making decisions.
“We spoke with Inter before the competition was stopped. Talks were interrupted when the competition resumed. We will talk to the new coach to understand his vision for the future,” said Bartomeu.
Barcelona itself has indeed fired Quique Setien and it is believed that Ronald Koeman will soon appoint Ronald Koeman as the new manager.