Barcelona have brought in some sound reinforcements this summer, but the Catalan club’s season is not going as expected as they are on the brink of relegation from the Champions League, which is why the club leaders are already thinking about the January transfer window and the players they can bring to the Camp Nou.
The Catalan club spent nearly €200 million last summer bringing in new signings, and Barcelona were expected to return to the big gates this season as far as the Champions League is concerned, but as things stand, that’s not going to happen.
Barcelona is two rounds before the end of the group stage before relegation from the Champions League, and as things stand, for the second year in a row we will see this club in the knockout stage of the European League, which no one in the club expected of course.!
Already many are disappointed by the fact that there is apparently nothing from the knockout stage in the Champions League, although on the other hand Barcelona is playing very well in the domestic championship.
However, it is clear that Joan Laporta and co are already thinking about how to strengthen the squad and have a wish list ready for the January transfer window which awaits us after the World Cup.
The Spanish media write today that Barcelona has already almost agreed on the first winter reinforcement, and it is about the Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves, who should come to Camp Nou from Wolverhampton.
Neves has a contract with Wolves until the summer of 2024, but he is determined that it is time for a new challenge in his career, and has turned down several tempting offers this summer due to interest from Barcelona.
The Portuguese was targeted by Manchester United and Chelsea but ultimately rejected those offers as his agent Jorge Mendes was already in contact with Barcelona.
Barca could not bring him due to lack of money, so they left this transfer for January and it is obvious that they did not give up on him, and Neves should be the first reinforcement of the Blaugrana this winter.
Catalan Sport writes that the details have long been agreed and that Barcelona will pay around 50 million euros for this Wolverhampton midfielder.
Neves arrived at Wolverhampton in the summer of 2017 from Porto for 20 million euros and profiled himself as the most important player of this team. In the current part of the season, he played 12 games and scored two goals