After another defeat in the league, the fourth this season, Ronald Koeman, the Barça coach, is putting the pressure on for the January mercato. But it promises to be complicated.
This weekend, Barcelona suffered another disappointment when they lost to Cadiz by a score of two goals to one. Needless to say, Ronald Koeman, the coach of Barça, who arrived last summer to bring a little serenity, results and, above all, a little background, was far from happy with his flock.
At the beginning of this week, the Barcelona team is in ninth place in the Spanish championship, twelve points behind the leader, Atletico Madrid. This winter, the Dutchman will have to get back on track if he wants to survive the Barça presidential elections and above all ensure that his club plays the leading role in this championship.
A delay before the elections
Consequently, he intends to recruit in January. Georginio Wijnaldum, the Liverpool midfielder, and Memphis Depay, the Olympique Lyonnais striker, are still in his good graces. But that’s not all. Clement Lenglet, who has had a few moments of excitement, could see someone coming to fill in for him from time to time.
In any case, this is what Sport is doing this Monday. With Piqué’s injury and the absence of Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet finds himself alone at the front and, with the accumulation of matches, jumps in concentration can therefore occur. However, on the Barça side there is a delay, believing that the new president should make choices. Problem, the elections are due to be held on 24 January, just a few minutes before the end of the winter market. It could be that Koeman will have to make do with the means at hand…