D.despite the new CEO of Barcelona Ferran Reverter having hinted that the club could make a star signing in the near future, vice president Rafa Yuste it has clouded those hopes.
Yuste is interested in taking a more careful approach when it comes to the transfer market, alluding to BarcelonaThe economic problems caused by the previous presidency under Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Erling haaland has been designated as Barcelona’s next signing but, while Yuste recognized the Norwegian’s immense talent, he was not about to make big promises to the Blaugrana faithful.
“I prefer to be governed by the principle of prudence. We come from a situation of great economic crisis, therefore prudence,” Yuste told Mundo Deportivo.
“I don’t see Haaland [signing] happening now. From now to next year we will see what the situation is and what we can do in terms of signings.
“First we have to lay the foundations of a house that we have found in ruins, so let’s focus first on fortifying it.
“Let’s feed those at home first, and then we’ll see what else we can do, without losing sight of the fact that we always want to have the best, and Haaland is one of the best in the world.”
Yuste described Bartomeu’s management of the club as “disastrous” and recalled that the former president bought players without knowing if the club could do so financially.
“The only thing it did was increase the debt, in addition to leaving the wage bill that we have found,” Yuste said.
Yuste admits that working with Ronald Koeman It has not always been easy but he has respect and confidence in the coach.
“Ronald is a great person, very clear and very friendly, and although there are times that we do not like what he says, he has reiterated it”. [personality] many times, “he said.
“But he doesn’t count things as an excuse. For example, he tells us that he cannot play 4-3-3 because he does not have wingers because they are injured.
“More than a follower of Ronald, what I am going to do is support the coach who is there to death. We have spoken with the captains and we have told them not only that we believe in Koeman, but rather that the Laporta board wants” . delve into this new project “.
Finally, Yuste spoke about the departure of Leo MessiMaking sure that he and the management spoke face to face with the player’s father, but without arguing.
“I showed him the club [financial] situation, that when we arrived we thought it was bad, but that when we were already negotiating we found out that the economic situation was not bad but a technical failure ”, he said.
“In all negotiations, and especially with the people you talk to and love a lot with, there are different phases where tension is normal, positive tension, of course.
“When both parties want to stay together but you see that, for many reasons, in this case because of the [financial] fair play of LaLiga, it will not be possible and it is difficult for the other party to understand it, it is normal that there [tension], “he said.