Neymar next? Bartomeu hints at more Barcelona signings
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says more signings are anticipated before the close of the LaLiga transfer window as speculation over a bid for Neymar continues.
The Spanish champions secured the arrival of Junior Firpo from Real Betis on Sunday in a deal that could be worth €30million.
Barca have spent upwards of €230m on new players in 2019, with Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong, Neto and Emerson among those to arrive in the close season.
They are reportedly in negotiations for the season-long loan of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, who is pushing to leave the Ligue 1 champions just two years on from his world-record €222m move from Barca.
Such a deal, that would likely include an option to buy in 2020, would help Barca while negating the need to sell several first-team players before the window closes on September 2.
Bartomeu thinks more arrivals at Camp Nou are certainly possible in the coming weeks.
"We have a stronger squad, with more potential," he said.
"There are still several weeks left for the market to close and we could have more incomings. We have an ambitious and incredible squad, led by the best player in the world and in history, Leo Messi."
Neymar watched on as PSG beat Rennes 2-1 in Shenzhen to win the Trophee des Champions for the seventh year in a row.
The Brazil international was dragged into medal celebrations by Marco Verratti and appeared in good spirits, despite PSG sporting director Leonardo confirming last month the player wants to leave.
There was then a moment of controversy when Kylian Mbappe, who scored PSG's first goal, appeared to push Neymar out of the way as the team celebrated with the trophy in front of photographers on the pitch.