Ronald Koeman has admitted the financial situation of Barcelona hindered the signing of new players to the team.

Ronald Koeman says he is happy with Barcelona squad despite failing to make more signings over the summer due to financial reasons

Barcelona were hit hard financially by the impact of coronavirus and as a result Koeman could not make signings to strengthen the squad in certain areas ahead of his first season in charge.

Arturo Vidal, Luis Suarez, Arthur and Ivan Rakitic all left the club whilst Miralem Pjanic, Sergino Dest and youngsters Trincao, Pedri and Matteus Fernandes joined.

Barcelona brought in Miralem Pjanic from Juventus

Koeman told Barcelona TV: “The squad is okay. I’m happy with the squad I have.

“We have tried to improve the squad in some positions we could, in some others we couldn’t. That was because of the financial situation of the club, so we have to accept it and keep on working.”

Barcelona announced that they were hit by €97 million (£87m) in losses and a revenue decrease of €203 million (£184m) .

As a result Ronald Koeman could not see to making more singings to strengthen the club like he hoped to during the summer transfer window.

Barcelona failed to sign Forward Memphis Depay during the summer window

Koeman wanted to reunite with Memphis Depay who was linked heavily with a move to Barcelona but the club could not pull the deal through.

But Ansu Fati has turned up with a great form this season scoring the goals

Despite missing out on the Dutch forward, Barcelona can rely on on youngster Ansu Fati whose form this season has been spectacular playing so well for Barcelona and getting goals.

Fati has scored three goal this season and has also broken into Spain’s national team.

Koeman’s overall assessment of the team seems okay and says they continue to work with the sqaud they have and bring the best out of everyone.

 

 

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