Time to sign some players Frank! Chelsea urged to take advantage of Barcelona’s financial problems
Chelsea have been urged to take advantage of the financial problems that Barcelona are currently facing and sign some players
It is no secret that Barcelona are one of the greatest teams in world football right now and are only a handful of sides that are able to pay massive wages to superstars like Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Antoine Griezmann.
However, Barcelona are racing against time to meet Financial Fair Play demands or risk being fined, and To avoid trouble, they have a few months to cut their costs by £90 million, claims the report on the Daily Express
They will have their presidential elections later this month and one of the candidates, Victor Font says that they have to make £72m from selling some of their players before July 1
That means that players like Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho and even Griezmann could be on the market for a bargain price, should the likes of Chelsea decide to swoop in and try to get a transfer deal all wrapped up.
Coutinho and Griezmann have been two players that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic have wanted for a few years now, but the fact that Coutinho would still cost £80 million to acquire, while Griezmann would cost well over £100 million, the COVID-19 outbreak has stopped big deals happening.
But now that Barcelona are looking to save some money an raise some funds, that opens the door for a number of moves to be made by Frank Lampard.
If the reports is true and Barcelona are being forced to sell some players this transfer window, or the next, then there are a few players that Chelsea should try and acquire that would make a serious statement to the rest of the Premier League.