Apparently, the imminent contract for Ajax full-back Sergino Dest will be Barcelona’s last signing of the summer transfer window.
The 19-year-old will become Ronald Koeman’s first big signing since taking over as manager, but Goal claims that due to the financial difficulties of the club, it could also be the last of the summer.
In a move worth an estimated £ 23 million, the Spanish giants are considered to be on the verge of closing a deal for Dest.
But he could be their last signing for now. Koeman has to collect all potential funds from player sales.
By unloading Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic and Nelson Semedo, Barcelona have already transferred a large amount from their wage bill, although exits have also been related to Samuel Umtiti, Jean-Clair Todibo and Martin Braithwaite.
Even then, due to the workforce limitations imposed by La Liga to handle the financial effects of coronavirus, just 25 per cent of the money brought in will be made available for new players.