It has been revealed that Barcelona coach Xavi was blocked from making his A-list signings during the summer which included City playmaker Bernardo Silva.
Although sporting director Deco agreed with Xavi’s market choices, he had to inform the coach there was no money to spend on such names.
Reporter Sique Rodriguez stated on Cadena SER: “The club had agreed to sign Kimmich, Bernardo Silva and Zubimendi, but they could not buy them.
“It was Deco who told Xavi to forget about these names because it was impossible for Barça to compete to bring in people of this category.”
In the end, the club’s financial poor state led Xavi to opt for Oriol Romeu.
The former Girona midfielder started out right, but soon dropped form, which led to Xavi dropping him.
Rodriguez added, “Oriol Romeu is Xavi’s signing and he was dropped at the first opportunity.”