Joan Laporta bets on more signings such as Pedri or Ronald Araújo. The president of FC Barcelona has already practically closed the operation for the Barça team to maintain the line marked in the transfer market.
The operation is practically closed. Mateu Alemany, general manager of the Camp Nou, is negotiating with Ramón Planes, current technical secretary, to renew his contract for two more seasons.
The person in charge of the signings of Pedri or Ronald Araújo, among others, will continue to be the club’s technical secretary for two more courses, according to Brand. This operation makes it clear that Laporta wants to continue with the line set so far: young people with a lot of projection for a low cost.
Joan Laporta celebrates his victory in the elections (Photo: FCB).
The unknown would remain in the position of sports director. The favorite until now was Jordi Cruyff, but his continuous movements and his lack of decision has created a space in the entity and from Asturias they point to a new and surprising business.
As reported by the RPA, FC Barcelona would be considering betting on Arnau, current Real Oviedo technical secretary, to be its sports director next season.
The former goalkeeper is harshly criticized in Asturias, where he has not managed to make Oviedo perform as expected, but Barça would be willing to give him the responsibility of accompanying Ramón Planes.
Ramón Planes, for the moment, remains. The one who was Getafe’s sports director, took Abidal’s position and the operations of Pedri or Ronald Araújo, for example, seem to have convinced the board.
The future of the transfer market is in his hands: Joan Laporta wants more signings such as the Canarian, more young bets who grow in the club and become the proper names on the European football scene.