Barcelona management shows off their power in the last winter transfer by signing three new players, unlike their rival Real Madrid, who only had one deal.
The Catalan team fans experienced another amazing transfer window after January 2018, which had the club’s biggest deals, the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho and Colombian defender Yerry Mina, while the Los Blancos, have been accustomed to a quiet winter for contracts, it has not changed.
Barca has recently signed Jeison Murillo of Valencia and Kevin Prince Boateng from Sassuolo until the end of the season on loan, along with Frenchman Jean-Clair Todibo of Toulouse in a final transfer deal for four and a half seasons.
Barcelona was forced to enter the Mercato to strengthen some positions, most notably the center back, which was affected by Samuel Umtiti’s long absence due to an injury and Ernesto Valverde’s reliance on Pique and Lenglet for his lack of confidence in the Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen.
The contract may come with Murillo because he is a Spanish league expert player and he has the technical capabilities required to help the team to fill the numerical shortage in the back with a large number of tournaments in which he participates.
While the club signed Todipo for several reasons, the first one –according to several reports– is the little amount of money paid to Toulouse because the player’s contract ends next summer, in addition to the technical capabilities that he possesses despite his young age, as well as to take the current season as a period of adaptation to the Barca atmosphere.
While the Barca management signed with Boateng, which was a surprise for fans of the club after Luis Suarez became the only striker in the team.
Management members saw many advantages in the Ghanaian striker, including the experience and strength to be the temporary offensive deal for the team, which may help them in the absence of any element of the front line due to an injury or suspension, even if he knows that the number of appearances will not be as expected.
The Catalan club has continued its activity this month and has not only made deals this season but has made a deal to prove its strength, including the impressive Dutch striker Ference de Jong from Ajax for €90M, including the variables. He will join from next season in addition to Brazilian back Emerson Aparecido, next from Atletico Mineiro.