The president promised changes after 2-8 against Bayern Munich, but only shocks were generated and the team debuts on Sunday.
After that ridiculous 2-8 in Lisbon against Bayern Munich for the Champions League, almost 40 days have passed and not a trace of the presumed promised revolution, the last one that Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of Barcelona, was going to lead, a week before the start of the League of Spain for the azulgranas, Lionel Messi included.
That August 14, .Bartomeu promised to lead the new project: “In the next few days we will make decisions. Many of them we had already made before this Champions League started.” At the moment everything has come to practically nothing.
Beyond the sung dismissal of Quique Setién, who had replaced Ernesto Valverde, came to give him the situation and ended up swallowed by the giant, and the arrival of Ronald Koeman, there have been practically no movements in the squad.
Weighed down by an exorbitant wage bill that could even compromise the ‘fair play’ financial, for the moment the revolution has gone through the march of Ivan Rakitic to Seville, in exchange for a symbolic price, and many negotiations to free economic mass.
Luis Suárez’s goodbye is getting more and more complicated, because the Uruguayan is not willing to forgive his last year of contract.
Regarding signings, the statements of the Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, in which he revealed that Barça does not have the money to sign Depay, as Bartomeu acknowledged, is the picture of the panorama of Barça.
With Koeman, without Rakitic and without Vidal, the luck for the Catalans is that they had already signed Trincao and Pedri before the pandemic. And they have recovered Philippe Coutinho, who on loan to Bayern scored two goals for the Munich players in that ignominious 2-8 Lisbon.
Of the eleven that Setién presented in that match, ten players are still in the squad (Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba, Busquets, De Jong, Sergi Roberto, Messi and Suárez) and everything Barça has experienced offers material for a encyclopedia.
Fifteen days before the winter market closes, there are not many changes in sight, although the culé environment experiences changing situations on a daily basis.
In the last week, a group of partners gathered more than 20,000 signatures to force a motion of censure against Bartomeu and his board; Setién denounced the club for the non-payment of its liquidation: and it was learned that Koeman recommended Riqui Puig that they look for a team because they are last in the list of midfielders.
And then there is the case of Leo Messi, what He stayed at Barça when he wanted to leave. His words, in that historic interview with goal.com, make more and more sense: “I wanted a winning project and win titles with the club to continue growing the Barcelona legend. there is no project nor is there anythingThey juggle and cover holes as things happen. “
Bartomeu is in the sights of Barcelona in his last months at the helm of the Barça ship. He assures that he does not think of resigning, but who knows. Anyway, events force him to do so and the new year opens with a new president at the Camp Nou.
With information from EFE