The Blaugrana haven’t signed a direct alternative for Luis Suarez however the Dutch coach is leaving the door open for extra acquisitions
The Dutchman is overseeing a rebuilding venture at Camp Nou, with veteran gamers corresponding to Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic all being moved on to boost funds to finance strikes for brand spanking new faces that may take the membership into the longer term.
Little motion has been made on that entrance so far, nonetheless, with 30-year-old Miralem Pjanic the one high-profile title to have been added to the ranks so far because the considerably youthful Arthur Melo headed in the other way to Juventus.
An agreement has been reached with Ajax full-back Sergino Dest however nothing has been finalised to this point, whereas the membership are nonetheless to discover a appropriate alternative for Suarez, who has joined Atletico Madrid, on the head of assault.
It’s understood that Barca have all however given up on signing first-choice goal Lautaro resulting from his hefty buyout clause, whereas second-choice goal Memphis – who would price far much less – additionally stays out of attain for the Catalans, if Lyon’s statements are something to go by.
Koeman, nonetheless, is leaving the door open for all potentialities, telling a press convention on Saturday: “Nothing is dominated out. We’re all the time in search of gamers to enhance our recreation.
“It might be that the gamers you need aren’t doable due to the monetary state of affairs of the membership, however I’ve accepted this – I knew it earlier than I arrived.”
The 57-year-old went on to show consideration to the gamers he already has at his disposal, including: “It’s all the time extra vital to speak concerning the gamers who’re right here, not those who’re lacking. Extra gamers may come, however we should deal with those we have now.
“We’re prepared for the beginning of an advanced La Liga marketing campaign. It is going to be very laborious however for now we’ll simply see what occurs to the gamers.
“We have now many high quality gamers in assault; [Ousmane] Dembele, Ansu Fati … If the squad stays like this we must settle for it. We want all of the forwards we have now, we have now a number of high quality individuals.
“We must alternate to remain recent, however it’s good that we have now the gamers there to do this.”