Bartomeu: "We're happy with the squad but we'll keep an eye on the market"

Bartomeu: "We're happy with the squad but we'll keep an eye on the market"

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The Barça president is happy with the club's transfer business in this window as they look to win every trophy available to them this season

FC Barcelona's president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, said that the club were keeping an eye on the transfer window but didn't have any obligation to sign anyone else before it closes on the 31st August. 

"As you all know, the transfer window shuts on the 31st August and we're keeping an eye on the market, but there's no immediate need to sign anyone. We're satisfied with our business in this window, both with the arrivals and departures, and I want to thank the people who are often forgotten about: our CEO, Oscar Grau, the managing director, Pep Segura, our director of football Eric Abidal and his assistant, Ramon Planes."

As is the case every year, the president is at the World Congress for Barça Fan Clubs at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya ahead of the Joan Gamper Trophy match at the Camp Nou. Bartomeu insists that the club has done "good work" and reiterated his support "for those who do what they believe they must". 

barça want to win everything

Furthermore, the Barça president said the team's ambitions were to "win everything and compete on all fronts".

Bartomeu also heaped praise on Ernesto Valverde's work so far. "He's a coach with very clear ideas and is great at managing the group. He showed that last season and with him, we have a bright future."

Bartomeu congratulated all the Barcelona fans for their victory in the Spanish Super Cup over Sevilla in Tangier, Morocco. He also made note of the fact Lionel Messi is now the most decorated player in Barça's history. 

the value of la masia

Bartomeu himself underlined the fact that all four of the senior team's captains - Messi, Busquets, Pique and Sergi Roberto - were all graduates from La Masia. "It's worth remembering that."

In regards to the new signings, he valued how young Lenglet, Malcom and Arthur were and is convinced that they won't take long to adapt to Barça's style. He spoke separately about Arturo Vidal. "He's a proven player, with quality and plenty of personality, who will add balance to the side."

On the academy stars, he mentioned Carles Aleña by name, but also "the players who are beginning to develop as we saw on the US Tour, such as Miranda, Riqui Puig and Abel Ruiz".