Liverpool have had an amazing week in the transfer market. The Reds have taken the right royal in the last few days, bringing in one of the best midfielders in the world for a bargain price, as well as bringing in one of the league’s most promising forwards. There will surely be outgoings to finance these deals, however one sale may not be on the cards. According to a report in the Mirror, Barcelona have been blocked from signing Gini Wijnaldum by La Liga’s financial rules.
Barcelona want Wijnaldum
For a few weeks now we’ve been hit with stories about Barcelona interest in Gini Wijnaldum.
The Camp Nou club are said to wanted the Dutch midfielder to become part of their Dutch revolution.
This is because the club have appointed Ronald Koeman as manager after sacking Quique Setien.
They sacked Setien because he got battered 8-2 in the Champions League by Bayern Munich. It was embarrassing, we all saw it. Frankly, just changing managers won’t help. They need a complete overhaul.
Sport in Spain claimed a few weeks ago that Ronald Koeman told Barcelona that signing Wijnaldum was a ‘priority’.
Barcelona banned from Wijnaldum
According to a report in the Mirror, Barcelona have been banned from signing Gini Wijnaldum until they raise money from player sales.
The report states that the league have imposed strict financial regulations on clubs in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
Apparently, any transfer fee paid must also be paid to the Spanish government after help given to clubs during the pandemic.
This means that a move for Wijnaldum has become more expensive for the Catalan giants.
What RTK has to say
Oh, what a shame.
Barcelona spending silly amounts of money has finally come back to bite them.
The La Liga giants have to watch us sign Thiago and they won’t be allowed to buy Gini off us, unless they cough up a daft amount of money.
Safe to say we won’t shed a tear, they were due a reckoning.