La Liga Chief Says Barcelona Not Signing Neymar Or Lautaro

Barcelona Not Signing Neymar Or Lautaro

La Liga president Javier Tebas has played down speculation around Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar or Inter forward Lautaro Martinez coming to Camp Nou.

The La Liga giants have been heavily linked with moves for the two South Americans amid growing speculation they could land both – or at least one – of the stars.

However, Goal claims the Spanish top-flight chief played down the rumours, saying Barca had other priorities than transfers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“It's not true that Barca are currently in negotiation processes in the signing of these two players,” he told the Adea Conecta forum on Friday.

“They are most focused on when the season can resume as opposed to new acquisitions. There will be swap deals in the short-term future, but transfers are not high on the priority of European clubs at present.

“They want to limit the damage caused by the halt in activity, but everything is still on hold. No Neymar nor Lautaro, these names are not high on the priority list at present for Barca.”

Tebas went on to say that “The club at present don't have the capacity to make these signings, at present it's completely impossible.”

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The President of Mediapro (the company that will broadcast PSG and Ligue 1 next season) Jaume Roures is adamant Barcelona won't have the funds to sign Neymar or Martinez due to the effect of Covid-19 crisis.

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