Joan Laporta reveals Barcelona are targeting ‘4 or 5’ summer transfers


Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed that the club are looking to bring in four or five players this summer, but insisted that they will not make any signings that would ‘put the institution at risk’.

The Blaugrana have seemingly been linked with every single footballer in the world over the course of the past few weeks, with most media outlets clearly forgetting that the club announced that it was ‘technically bankrupt’ in October having amassed debts of over £1.2bn.

Erling Haaland, Robert Lewandowski and Kylian Mbappe are the biggest name players who have been linked recently, but in an interview with Mundo Derportivo, Laporta hinted that financial restrictions may mean moves for these players are not possible.

“We are working so that the salary limit that we have, which according to La Liga is negative in a significant amount, to reverse it in order to incorporate players that reinforce the team,” he said. “We are doing it in parallel, working on the financial issue and obtaining more resources to have the salary margin we need.

“At the same time we are working from the sports management to incorporate four or five reinforcements that we think the team needs to be increasingly competitive.