Barcelona gave strong indications for the re-ignition of the Spanish football league during the next 2022-2023 season, especially after the luster of the championship was extinguished in the last two years with the departure of the two stars Messi and Ronaldo.
Barcelona sent a strong message by revealing its desire to return to the strong competition in the Spanish League, which lost its title to its traditional rival, Real Madrid, and in the Champions League by announcing its contract with three players from the most promising names in Europe in the past two weeks, at very low prices or almost for free. Here are the details of Barcelona’s pre-season contracts:
Barcelona’s first deal, which was announced in mid-June, was its contract with Spaniard Pablo Toure (19), the winger of the Spanish second-tier Racing Santander team, with a contract that extends until June 30, 2026, with a penalty clause of 100 million euros.
The signing ceremony was attended by Joan Laporta, President of Barcelona, along with many Blaugrana officials, the player’s family and his agent.
Barcelona did not reveal the details of the deal, but newspapers confirmed that the player joined for a cheap price of 5 million euros only, with additions that could reach the deal for 20 million.
In his first comment after his move to Barcelona, Pablo Toure, who became a member of the Spain U19 team, said: “I am happy to be here… Iniesta and Xavi were my idols.”
Barcelona announced his contract with Ivory Coast Franck Kissier until June 30, 2026 in a free transfer deal after the end of his contract with Milan. The player agreed to a four-year contract with Barcelona.
Casey, 25, spent five seasons with Milan, the first two of which were on loan, and helped Milan win its first Serie A title in the last 11 years last season.
Franck Kessie’s first words upon arriving in Barcelona! pic.twitter.com/LGh8ipdxGy
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 5, 2022
Barcelona also announced the signing of Danish defender Andreas Christensen, 26, on a free transfer from Chelsea.
The Danish defender moved to the Camp Nou after the expiration of his contract with Chelsea at the end of last June.
Christensen agreed to a four-year contract, which includes a release clause of 500 million euros ($522.7 million).
Christensen was associated with a move to Barcelona for a long time, before the picture became clear regarding whether or not he would stay in west London with Chelsea.
Christensen joined Chelsea from Brondby in 2012, before starting his professional career two years later. He also went on loan with Borussia Moenchengladbach for two years, and then began his career with Chelsea.
Christensen participated in 167 games with the team in all competitions, including 26 last season, and scored four goals.
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