Barcelona Lewandowski

Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has called out FC Barcelona’s transfer tactics after losing star striker Robert Lewandowski to the Spaniards.

Despite claims from the club hierarchy that their transfer activity will remain at a minimum, Barcelona have splurged plenty in the market. The Spanish giants, in a spending spree, signed Raphinha from Leeds United and Robert Lewandowski from FC Bayern Munich for a combined total of just over 100 million euros. Additionally, the club brought in AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie and Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen on free transfers – albeit, on big contracts.

Barcelona’s approach to the summer spending has raised more than a few eyebrows, including those of Bayern head coach Julian Nagelsmann, who, still reeling from the loss of his star striker, has questioned the Catalan giants’ doings.

“They got a lot of new players, not only Robert,” he said in a recent interview.

“I don’t know how to be honest, it’s the only club in the world that can buy players without money. It’s kind of weird and crazy.”

Moreover, Barcelona are yet to balance their books this summer. Having trouble registering new signings as it is, the Spanish giants face a mammoth task at hand, recouping some of the transfer outlay that they have divulged this year – summer signings are compounded by winter spending on the likes of Ferran Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

One sale to help the club’s increasing financial state could be that of Dutchman Frenkie de Jong. Manchester United have been in contact with Barcelona over a potential deal, but are yet to reach an agreement with the player on personal terms. Chelsea, too, have entered the race of late.

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