Barcelona president Joan Laporta appears to be in good spirits after it was reported the Catalan giants have signed Ilkay Gundogan from Manchester City.
Laporta has been noticed out and approximately and gave a big thumbs up when asked by fans if Gundogan was heading to the Camp Nou. The president then spoke to reporters briefly about transfers and and claimed the world’s top players will want to return back to Barcelona.
“We have been working for a long term to strengthen the team. The transfer window is responding well, that’s all I can say for now,” he said. “I have to tell you that world-class players continue to prioritize coming to Barca.”
Yet despite Laporta’s words it still looks like being a complex switch window for Barcelona due to their ongoing financial issues.
Gundogan and Inigo Martinez look set to arrive on free transfers, but Barcelona may need to sell players before any more signings can be made.
A deal for Vitor Roque has reportedly been almost agreed, pending sales but it’s still clear if the Brazilian will arrive in the summer or will have to wait until 2024.