Ronald Koeman has said that if they are to change, Barcelona must dip into the transfer market, but he is not sure of being given the funds to reinforce his team.
After a poor start to the season, Barcelona are lagging behind Atletico Madrid in La Liga. In recent weeks, they have improved and are on a run of three wins in the league on spin.
Those wins over Huesca, Athletic Bilbao and Granada should not be forgotten by the lack of strength in depth in Koeman’s team, which is likely to hit them hard in the La Liga and Champions League races.
Koeman has made his stance clear, but he fears that financial difficulties will preclude him from being appointed to his ranks.
‘I know my position: we lack people, but the club’s economic situation is an influence,’ Koeman said. ‘I think that both of us think the same. If no one comes, I embrace it and we proceed the same way, but we have to sign if we want more.’
‘We can’t suggest that decisions like this be taken by the Management Board,’ Laporta said of a potential change for Garcia. ‘We have decided that we have to wait if he is a player whose contract is ending.
“We would have to pay the transfer fee plus the player’s salary if we were to move now.”
Koeman’s focus needs to be on working for the remainder of the season with what he has at his disposal, and he has said that if he thinks they are not delivering, he will continue to speak his mind.