One of the proofs that evidences the change of paradigm that is housing the Barça in recent times it is the official announcement of the inscriptions of the signings. It is already known that signing is not registering and therefore each announcement is in a different statement. We recently lived with Alves and Fernando and the news was celebrated with real enthusiasm.
The very complicated economic situation that Barça is experiencing makes each new contract a challenge and in this context Mateu Alemany is doing a great job, showing skill and ingenuity in equal parts. Although now it is sounding a little less, Barça still does not rule out the signing of Morata. For this, he must logically reach an agreement with Juventus and assess the possibility of being able to register the striker from Madrid.
As Barça is at its salary limit, it could only register the Spanish international striker by generating savings. It should be remembered that for Ferran’s registration it was necessary to leave Coutinho, Demir’s departure and Umtiti’s pay cut. Possibly these movements have left some surplus that can be used, but it seems difficult that only with that it would also give to Morata.
Therefore, again we would have to see what savings would be needed to achieve such an objective. One of the names that can jump to the fore is that of Memphis Depay. The Dutchman is going from more to less this season and the arrival of Morata could leave him without much room. Given that he is a player with only a year and a half left on his contract and that he can be demanded by the market.
A Morata-Memphis trade
maybe an exchange Morata – Memphis with Juventus I could start to solve this matter. Also the departure of the thriving Luuk de Jong would generate the saving of his salary or the sale of Dest. It should be noted that if Alemany has shown something, it is imagination. Let us not rule out a renewal at the last minute of Dembele that lowers its cost in the wage mass or some unexpected exit like that of Umtiti himself.
In any case, it seems clear that the times of excess are over in Barcelona and that now everything is measured a lot. We will see how long this responsible containment lasts, if it is born of conviction or if it is only transitory and the excesses return when the economy matters less.