Speaking on El Transistor, former Barcelona player Gerard López criticised the club’s transfer activity over the last couple of seasons, particularly how they’ve gone about trying to replace Neymar since he left for Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.

You have spent more than €400m to replace a player that you want to sign again (Neymar).”

More off-field issues continued this week at the Catalan club, with six board members resigning on Thursday.