Barcelona square measure coming up with a recent assault on Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho within the January transfer window, the Catalan club’s CEO Oscar Grau promised on Wednesday.
Barca were unsuccessful in their conceive to prise Coutinho far from Anfield throughout the summer with Liverpool putting a reportable two hundred million euros ($238 million) terms on the midfielder.
Despite the player attempting to engineer a move, Liverpool turned down his late transfer request throughout the close season window.
But Grau made clear the Spanish giants had not given up the chase.
“We are able to sign Coutinho, or any other player (during the winter transfer window),” he told a press conference.
“We have the money,” Grau aforementioned, confirming the club’s announcement in July of record financial gain of 708 million euros ($812.8m) for 2016/2017 with an after-tax profit of 18m euros.
Grau added: “The most important thing is the demands from the management, and we will do everything possible to meet them. We want to have the most competitive team possible.”
Barca experienced a tumultuous time during the summer transfer market, losing Coutinho’s compatriot Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record 222 million euros, and bringing in Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for 105 million euros.
But Dembele has endured a nightmare begin to life at the Camp Nou. The France international suffered a hamstring injury on his full La Liga debut ruling him out till January at the earliest.