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Inside Barcelona's Summer Transfer Window: De Jong, Laporta & 'Levers FC'

Inside Barcelona's Summer Transfer Window: De Jong, Laporta & 'Levers FC'

Update: 2022-08-032
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Host Ian Irving is joined by The Athletic's Adam Crafton and Pol Ballus to explain the story of Barcelona's summer transfer window... How exactly returning President Joan Laporta 'rescued' the Catalan giants from being 'clinically dead', why in-demand stars like Raphinha and Kounde chose Barca over Premier League rivals and how on earth they got themselves into this mess - dating all the way back to the aftermath of Neymar's transfer to PSG.

Plus, more on 'Operation Salida' and whether any of their new recruits will be registered in time for the first game of the new La Liga season, Bernardo Silva interest, Frenkie de Jong's choices, why Real Madrid actually need a competitive rival and if there is any chance of a Lionel Messi comeback.

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Inside Barcelona's Summer Transfer Window: De Jong, Laporta & 'Levers FC'

Inside Barcelona's Summer Transfer Window: De Jong, Laporta & 'Levers FC'

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