Saturday, 30 September 2017

Barcelona Won't Sign Premier League Star Because They Can't Afford Him

Barcelona heavily pursued one Premier League star over the summer in Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, and it appears they've conceded to losing out on another because they can't afford him.

Well, that's according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

The Catalans failed in their attempt to lure the brilliant Brazilian to the Camp Nou, that's despite tabling several monstrous offers.

Liverpool didn't budge, and refused to sell Coutinho. Barcelona ultimately secured just the one major summer signing in Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele.

Coutinho in action for Liverpool.

And following the mega-sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, the club continue to look out for new talent.

But they can rule out signing Spurs hotshot Harry Kane. Balague has gone on record to say Barcelona don't have the necessary funds to sign the England international.

Speaking to Sky Sportshe said: "Barcelona will not go for Kane. They cannot afford his cost for starters but yes, they will have to start thinking of another striker in a couple of years."

Kane celebrates scoring against West Ham (top), to taking home the match-ball following his heroics in the Champions League (bottom).

"It has been a slow start for Suarez who tried to recover from his last injury too early to be with Uruguay and now he is paying for it because he does not feel 100 per cent.

"Of course he is a world class striker. He is scoring regularly in one of the top teams in England (the most consistent) but next summer, or even this January, Real Madrid is hoping to sign a young up and coming striker to be alongside Benzema and Ronaldo.

Suarez wheels away in celebration after netting for Barcelona.

Balague added: "In any case, has anybody asked Kane? I honestly believe that for as long as Pochettino is at Spurs, Kane will stay put."

After a goal-drought August, Kane is back firing on all cylinders. From the league to Europe, including a perfect hat-trick in the Champions League against APOEL.

His prolific ways will keep him in the transfer rumours mills, with Spurs hellbent on keeping, arguably, their best player at the club.

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