‘Barcelona signings must adjust salary expectations’

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said no exceptions will be made with potential new signings regarding wages.

The Catalan club, who have a negative €144 million spending limit according to LaLiga, continues to work on cutting down spending.

However, Laporta said Barca are still intending to make “four or five reinforcements” during the summer transfer window.

Borussia Dortmund‘s ErlingHaaland has been linked with a move to Camp Nou while French newspaper L’Equipe reported that Barca have entered the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain star KylianMbappe, who is also wanted by Real Madrid.

When asked about the potential of signing of both players, Laporta replied: “I’m not going to enter, and you have to allow me not to, to talk about players because if I do, the only thing I can do is harm the interests of our club. If we talk about a player and we had the intention of signing him, which will increase the price.”

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has also been linked with a summer move to Barca amid stalled contract talks at Anfield.

Laporta also reassured club members that Barca would not “lose its head” to make big-name signings in what has been a difficult financial stretch for the LaLiga giants.

“We are going to continue with this philosophy and this criterion, not to put the institution at risk with operations that, even if we were already healthy, we would not carry them out,” he added.

Laporta also added that will not stop big names from joining Barca.

“Most of the players want to come to Barca,” Laporta said. “They like the club, the team, our philosophy, our way of working, of understanding football. And this is good, we are verifying it in many cases and daily.”

Despite their financial woes, Barca managed to bring in the likes of Pierre-EmerickAubameyang, Ferran Torres, AdamaTraore and DaniAlves in January. –Soccernet

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