The Barcelona board of directors and Ronald Koeman have already suffered their first encounter. The disagreement between both parties is due to one of the possible signings: the technician wants Wijnaldum, while the culé leadership wishes to hire Thiago Alcántara before the Dutchman.
Barcelona’s sports management continues to comb the market to strengthen the team for the new season that is about to start. The departures of Ivan Rakitic and, the more than close one of Arturo Vidal, leaves a hole in the core of the Barça team that so much Ronald Koeman like the directive culé want to replace with a soccer player.
The player in question has created the first clash between the board and Ronald Koeman. Each side has a different vision of the player to sign and that is why they have already had the first problem since the Dutchman took over Barcelona a few weeks ago. The former Dutch coach wants a footballer he knows, Giorgino Wijnaldum, but the culé sports management wants to bet on Thiago Alcántara.
Liverpool have already priced Wijnaldum at 17 million, a price quite affordable for the quality of the footballer. Ronald Koeman wants to sign his compatriot to give him more muscle and more physical presence to the core culé, but there is another player in the market that has caused that first earthquake in the Camp Nou offices: Thiago Alcantara.
The midfielder will soon leave Bayern Munich. Liverpool seem to be in the lead to sign him, but he would not rule out returning to Barcelona. The directive culé thinks that the signing of Thiago Alcántara is more in line with the philosophy they are trying to develop at Barça, so with their signing they would try to redirect that DNA that has been lost in recent years, instead of signing a Wijnaldum that stands out for its physical power.