Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Barcelona has 30 to 35 million to spend

Asked about the club's transfer budget, Barcelona economic vice-president Joan Boix has said in an interview with Catalan radio station Ona FM that Barcelona is not planning to go beyond what had been scheduled:

"Txiki and Pep know about the situation, we'll keep our feet on the ground. Madrid will have problems a few years from here because they made more debt.

We had profits of 10-12-15 million over the last years and we'll use that money. If we count everything together we would have around 50 million, of which 10 to 15 million will be used for investments within the club and the rest will be used to pay our debts or to sign players. So we could spend 30-35 million euro° plus what we receive by selling players.

It would be very easy for us to spend more, but we don't want the next board to have financial problems, that's why we are looking at the long term. We need to be careful. It's a surprise that Madrid has paid those sums for these two players. Even more so in times of crisis. That's not good for anyone. In the market, there's a before and an after those transfers. We will stay calm and do what we had planned. We don't want to surpass our limits.

You always have the most transfers in the last month of August. We have a solid team at this moment. Without big investments, we could have a super-team. We have time and we don't need to hurry. I don't know if we will sign players on loan, you should ask the coaches, but I don't think it will happen."

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Barcelona can spend 30-35 million this summer

33 comments:

pep said...

30-35 million euro =

42-49 million us dollar
26-30 million british pound

omar said...

soo how will we get villa and dm and back up lw and lb and backup rb???we will sell eto'o and valdes??i think it's better to keep eto'o

Amir said...

sell etoo guddy valdes we will have 80 million

ZenI said...

@ Amir, I don't want Barca to sell Valdes.
So what Boix is saying is that we "could have a super-team"? No, we have super team - but if we only have €30 millions for transfers I don't think we "could" get much better though. We sell Eto'o - buy Villa and Filipe - than we only have €10 millions to buy a worldclass left winger and maybe 1 more player? I'm a bit slow, but this doesn't add up imo?

NouBarca said...

Eto + Henry + Helb + Guddy + 30Mil= Ibra= case closes

Amir said...

lol Noubarca that's my only wish ibra in a barca shirt

Messi108 said...

THis jus doesnt add up.
I mean.......OK. We sell Eto'o. So we have 35+25 in our pocket. Villa we can buy for 40.
What abt the LB ? LW ? Mascherano ?
CB ?
WTF !!

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Amir said...

villa is the same as etoo no air threat no muscles but fast it's the same type of player i don't think we should get him

Messi108 said...

Eto + Henry + Helb + Guddy + 30Mil= Ibra
And then Wht ?
What abt the LB ? What abt the LW ? We have slod Eto'o so we definitely need a LW once we do that.
What abt Mascherano ?
What abt Asenjo ?
Meanwhile...we are losing Hleb so we need a MF replacemnet.

Anonymous said...

noubarca... you stupid.. ibra don't worth it...

Messi108 said...

Villa = Experience in La Liga + Much Better Finish + Long Range ability + Free Kick + Header ability + No Ego.

Ibra might have most of these but NO experience in la Liga. That ll matter a LOT + ego !

Anonymous said...

agree with Messi108

Amir said...

are u serious guys????
etoo+30 mil should do for ibra
we sell guddy + hleb + valdes
we'll have money for asenjo 5.5 mil + 2 midfielders including mascherano and a left winger i think we should get ribery most probable he won't come so robinho is the best option

Amir said...

all the ego stuff seems really stupid to me etoo has way bigger ego!! and scores like this ibra is lightyears better than him and will score 50 goals of he was at his place he scored 25 goals in the serie A u know what that means ?? i will tell u that means he can score the double in la liga!! la liga is an open ligue the serie A isn't they play a formation of 5-5-0 !! all the players defend!!

jordy said...

robinho won't come neither..
he also is to expensive. And i have doubts about him..

I think we better renew valdes and eto'o!

NouBarca said...

lol

Amir said...

no way we will pay their demands!! etoo and valdes demand too much !!
and u say ibra has a lot of ego look at etoo's demands and tell me who has more ego

Amir said...

ibra said his exist isn't linked with his salary he doesn't expect the best salary in the world he wants trophies!! that's why he wants to get out of inter!! he has no reason to leave he is the best paid player in the world!

Amir said...

exit*

Jnice said...

I posted this over at the offside:

At the end of the day, I believe we will spend way more than that. If there is a good deal on a player, we won’t pass up on it regardless of this 30-35 million euro thing. For example, if Ribery was allowed to leave for 35 million euros, we would spend that in a heartbeat, but we would still make other signings because one player isn’t enough. So if Guardiola really likes Masch and feels the need to buy him for say 30 mill, we will spend more than 5 mill on the rest of the signings. At least that’s the way I see it.

Amir said...

i'm sure we will spend more than that
agree with Jnice

Anonymous said...

5-5-0 IT"S The Perfect Bunker in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kambo said...

Man Amir, Ibra isn't a football god of the past, present, or future. He is classy but is not the best Striker in the world. And there is a chance that he wont score that many goals like you said. He has better finishing than Eto'o but Eto'o gets all his chances by running into positions and reading the game perfectly. Ibra would only ask for the ball and never runs off the ball and running of the ball is what Barca is all about. Ibra can dribble past players to create chances but we already have way better dribblers than him in Iniesta and Messi. Ibra has the long range shot but if we buy another DM or use Busquets as the DM, we can move Toure up the field sometimes and he can use his shot when we need it. I think thats a better idea than spending millions. And the heading ability is needed but we do have tall players that provide aerial threat and we have scored a lot of set piece goals this season. Ibra is good but there are better suited Strikers to our system. Keeping Eto'o or buying David Villa are better options. I would like Villa to come in because he just like an improved version of Eto'o. David Villa is better than Zlatan and a smaller risk.

I think Ibra is great but just disregard your like for him for a minute and think if he would fit into our system

Kambo said...

Man Amir, Ibra isn't a football god of the past, present, or future. He is classy but is not the best Striker in the world. And there is a chance that he wont score that many goals like you said. He has better finishing than Eto'o but Eto'o gets all his chances by running into positions and reading the game perfectly. Ibra would only ask for the ball and never runs off the ball and running of the ball is what Barca is all about. Ibra can dribble past players to create chances but we already have way better dribblers than him in Iniesta and Messi. Ibra has the long range shot but if we buy another DM or use Busquets as the DM, we can move Toure up the field sometimes and he can use his shot when we need it. I think thats a better idea than spending millions. And the heading ability is needed but we do have tall players that provide aerial threat and we have scored a lot of set piece goals this season. Ibra is good but there are better suited Strikers to our system. Keeping Eto'o or buying David Villa are better options. I would like Villa to come in because he just like an improved version of Eto'o. David Villa is better than Zlatan and a smaller risk.

I think Ibra is great but just disregard your like for him for a minute and think if he would fit into our system

Caribbean Hotspot said...

Barca will fall into that same trap from 06 they win a few championships and they sign average players and think to continue winning....mark my words barca will fall into that trap....not signing enough quality players after having such a superb season will be a disgrace for them.

Messi108 said...

Rightly said by Kambo.

Marc4barca said...

you do know this eto everyone is defending has been holding up transfer progress with his excessive demands and valdes as well. Just because we won the treble doesn't mean we have to pay anything to anyone, they don't ask for wage decrease when we go without trophies, if you sign a contract with a fee on it you should respect it, don't go talking like barca is the bad guys not giving players high wages. sell eto and valdes and get players within our price range.

Kambo you should disregard your like villa and think how much of difference he would be instead of eto cause i'm thinking 0. never the less eto is asking for too much so i would accept villa since zlatan's price doesn't seem to be going down.

there a chance this might happen and that might happen, risk is apart of football, i'm sure eto wasn't as good as he was before he joined barca. there's also a chance eto doesn't do as well as last season, deco flopped, ronaldinho flopped and their were so perfect in our system weren't they? why can't eto flop next season too? there's your answer you can never tell what will happen so everyone just names their favorite players and defend them with statistics and opinions making foolish predictions that can't be guaranteed until it happens. i can't deny there is a little thought lingering at the back of my head saying over and over "will zlatan really fit in barca"? but you know what zlatan is my favorite striker and i won't know till i see him in barca so i will stick to it and you won't know if eto will repeat his performance again till he plays. if you say a player will fit in to this squad without second thoughts then you are a liar. i hope this really ends it as a argument on who is right for barca cause as more news come out the more arguing we all do and by the time the season starts, get to half way point and finish we will be all at each others neck with the I told you so talk and then people will try to defend themselves and the arguing continues whether we win or lose. for those zlatan haters i will officially apologize to you for my indecent comments and in hopes you do the same and let's forget about it.

coma said...

can anyone tell me what are etoo's demands...who is the highest paid player and how much is paid

thanks

Kambo said...

David Villa scores his penalties, has better finishing than Zlatan, and although he is short, if he does get a heading chance, he most probably wont waste it. Villa has a good connection with Xavi and Iniesta in the Spanish national team and I never said he wasn't a risk, he is just less a risk than Zlatan and less pricy. No one knows if Eto'o will be good next season or not but he has proven that he can play with Barca so if he has the motivation than I don't see a problem. Ronnie and Deco lost their motivation. Even if Zlatan has the motivation, there is a risk that is not worth taking IMHO.

Marc4barca said...

ok you said you piece i said mine only time will tell now.

Anonymous said...

Look this
Sell Eto,Hleb and Yaya Toure we have money to buy-Villa,Macherano and 2 or 3 reserve
For me perfect is..................
.......Valdes......................
Alves..Puyol..Pique..Abidal........
.......Macherano...................
...Xavi.........Iniest.............
Messi...Villa....Henry.............

Barca Brn said...

Guys I can't believe many of you fell for this...its obviously just an attempt from Joan Boix to reduce the asking prices of the players Barcelona are targeting.

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