FC Barcelona is on the verge of a massive failed summer transfer window as the deadline approaches on Tuesday. However, he managed to come up with some brilliant cost-cutting tactics by selling Antonio Griezmann to Atletico Madrid and Alex Moriba to both RB Leipzig and Emerson Royal from Tottenham Hotspur. Now, despite the end of the transfer window, Barcelona are still hoping to bring Meralem Pejnik to a Russian club.
The Russian market is still open, and the Catalan giants are still hoping that one of their top earners can find a new home in the East. Russia’s attention has been drawn to Bosnia after a failed attempt to sell it back to former club Juventus.
The return agreement was never reached when Serie A refused to match Barcelona’s assessment of the player, even as Blogran agreed to pay a portion of the player’s salary.
Now that the transfer window is closed in most parts of Europe, Brand It is reported that Barcelona is looking for interested clubs in Russia. The player will bring his own and will not be too eager to leave the top four leagues in Europe. However, he will have to choose between a less prestigious club that can guarantee game time, or another season at Camp Nine Bench.
Manager Ronald Koeman has already considered him superfluous, and like other top earners at the club, he could be asked to agree to a massive pay cut if he stays. The club’s four captains have been approached about pay adjustments, and all have agreed on separate terms to help alleviate the club’s financial crisis.
After Atletico Madrid sacked Antonio Griezmann from Barcelona’s wage bill, he is now able to have some more breathing room. However, they have a long way to go before they can write off their 3 1.3 billion debt. The sale of Pejnik will help the club move forward, but it remains to be seen whether they will be able to overcome the transition in the coming weeks.