Barcelona’s embarrassing transfer window so far might just have reached peak humiliation if these revelations hold any semblance of truth.
The Catalan giants have endured a summer to forget, with Neymar shocking the footballing world by joining PSG and Barca so far failing to land almost all of their prime targets.
Their dramatic fall from grace couldn’t have been emphasised more when Lionel Messi lined up alongside Gerard Deulofeu and Paco Alcacer in attack against Real Betis on Sunday.
Not exactly the formidable MSN we knew and loved.
And, according to RAC1, their recruitment is getting desperate.
That’s because the Catalan radio station believes Barca have only moved for Nice star Jean-Michel Seri in recent weeks because their fanbase keep mentioning his name on social media.
Baffling, if true.
Seri isn’t exactly an unknown entity and was one of the best performing players in Ligue 1 last season.
The midfielder reportedly has a €40m release clause too which, if triggered, would allow him to leave this summer.
Barca have been held to ransom by various clubs this summer who are fully aware they have a significant war chest from the £196m Neymar sale.
Both Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have refused to budge despite £100m+ offers for Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele respectively.
Oh, and just a gentle reminder that Messi is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal and even Andres Iniesta is considering his future at the club.
What else is left to go wrong?