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Bartomeu Satisfied With Barca Squad

Bartomeu Satisfied With Barca Squad

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists he is pleased with the club’s squad despite being linked with midfielder Paul Pogba. The Manchester United man continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford just months after he helped France win the World Cup in Russia.

Pogba scored during United’s 2-1 win over Leicester in the Premier League opener last week but he admits he cannot express his true feelings about his current situation.

Juventus have been linked with a move for their former playmaker, but Barcelona remain the favourites as they try to replace Andres Iniesta.

Barca have already signed Arturo Vidal and Arthur and Bartomeu insists the current squad is still good enough to challenge for honours.

He told reporters: “As you all know, the transfer window shuts on August 31 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 chief executive Oscar Grau, the managing director Pep Segura, our director of football Eric Abidal and his assistant, Ramon Planes.

“We are constructing an excellent squad of players with experience, both homegrown and from elsewhere. This will help us to have success.

“We have brought in young players like [Clement] Lenglet, Arthur and Malcom, who’ll quickly adapt to the way of playing football here. As for Vidal, he is a player with experience, quality and character, who’ll provide balance for the team.”

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