Josep María Bartomeu explained in an interview with Sport the Arthur case and also how is the situation with the two great priorities From Barcelona for a long time as far as the transfer market is concerned, as Goal has been telling: Lautaro Martínez and Neymar.
The conversations by Lautaro, stops
About Lautaro, Inter player, recognized than “Players like him should never be ruled out” and revealed that “Barça has spoken with Inter Lautaro for several weeks, but the talks are stopped by mutual agreement with Inter.”
“There will be no attempt by Neymar”
Regarding a new attempt to sign Neymar assured that “In this market window there is no conversation.” He added that “PSG does not want to sell it either, it is normal because it is one of the best players in the world” and ended up qualifying the operation as “improbable”.
Bartholomew detailed that “Last summer we tried very hard, but this summer there will be no attempt. The situation is what it is: the club stopped paying 200 million euros between March and June. And in the 2020-21 season, we expected to enter 1.1 billion, but surely we will have 30 percent less. If the pandemic situation does not improve, there will be no public, no museum, no stores, and money will continue to be lost. It forces us to be very rigorous in management: we must review which investments are essential and which can wait. You have to adapt. “
The Barça president stated that “The situation does not invite to make big investments. Yes, there may be operations, exchanges of players, but with players that have such a high market value, it is difficult ”.