Barcelona president Joan Laporta is hoping to land a few additional talent in the upcoming transfer window.
Despite being fueled by revenge leading to their final UEFA Champions League group stage match against Bayern Munich, Barcelona had failed to secure a victory and ended up being eliminated in the prestigious tournament.
In the wake of Barcelona's Champions League exit, Barca president Joan Laporta laid out his resolution plans. As expected, the club's chief confirmed that the club will be looking to sign new players in the winter transfer window.
However, Laporta also admitted that thing will not be as easy as it sound given they don't have enough “salary margin” at this point.
“I also feel very disappointed by the elimination of the Champions League. We all agree that we have to strengthen the first team. The problem is that we have inherited very high contracts of the first team, which don’t give us salary margin,” Laporta said on Twitter.
“Even so we are looking for formulas to improve the first team during the winter transfer market,” he added. “We are working very hard to achieve it. And we will. Right now I ask you to row in the same direction for Barca. Thank you and long live Barca.”
Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez, meanwhile, had expressed his anger over the terrible results of his squad's Champions League run this year. Like Laporta, Xavi too is vying for changes in the club.
“I’m angry. This is the reality and it p***es me off,” Xavi exclaimed. “We have to tackle it face on. There’s nothing else for it.”
Manchester City's Ferran Torres, Manchester United's Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford are all being linked to Barcelona at the moment.