Although Barcelona appear to be heading in the right direction in terms of restructuring their finances and getting back on their feet, they’re still far from out of the woods at this point.
Former president, Josep Maria Bartomeu’s questionable decisions and alleged corruption almost brought the club to its knees, but since his removal and the election of Joan Laporta, things are slowly but surely getting better.
Perhaps the best evidence of that is the long overdue rebuilding of the Camp Nou, and the fact that the club are able to start buying some of the best players that European football has to offer.
Things could be so much better of course but it is going to take a long, long time before the blaugranes can be considered as the best on the continent and in the world again.
One player that arguably has never reached the heights that his early professional career promised is Ansu Fati.
His star has waned so much, that he’s now plying his trade at Brighton and Hove Albion.
Frankly, that’s not a bad option at this stage of his career, given how poor his recent form at Barca had been, and the club will be hoping he can rediscover some of the old magic.
That’s because, according to Sport (h/t Football Espana) the Catalan giants want to cash in and sell him at the end of the season to bring in some much needed funds.