Crazybola.com – Joan Laporta admits he is open to renewing Ronald Koeman’s contract, at least that’s what he said last Wednesday to a group of journalists who asked him about the Barcelona transfer market.
However, reports also suggest that Joan Laporta put several conditions on Ronald Koeman in order to get a new contract at Barcelona, one of which could interfere with the Dutch tactician.
The first requirement is a degree, of course. All coaches know that their position depends on winning trophies, especially to manage a team as big as Barcelona which is considered one of the biggest clubs in history, not only in Spain.
However, the second condition is a condition that may be more difficult and can even result in not achieving the first condition, because this has entered the realm of intervention in Ronald Koeman’s tactics for his squad.
According to a report from brand, president Joan Laporta asked Dutch tacticians to give more confidence to the team’s two fringe players, namely Riqui Puig and Samuel Umtiti.
The problem is that it’s not just Ronald Koeman, even previous managers like Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setien are finding it difficult to get the 22-year-old club’s academy players in. So this is not a personal issue, more a tactical issue.
Last season, Riqui Puig was unable to compete with fellow young player Ilaix Moriba who performed well and now allows him to play more regularly at RB Leipzig after deciding to leave Camp Nou on a permanent basis. Meanwhile, this season, it was the younger players like Gavi, Nico Gonzalez, and Yusuf Demir who had the opportunity to play first.
As for Samuel Umtiti, Ronald Koeman appreciates how he has worked to recover, but sees that he is not at the level required to start for Barcelona.
The French defender was rumored to be crying out for being given a chance and not being sold by Joan Laporta amid rumors of a sale over the last summer, but it’s clear that at the moment Eric Garcia, Ronald Araujo, Clement Lenglet and of course Gerard Pique are preferred to play. guard the Catalan giant’s defense.