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Tension for Barcelona Fans As Koeman’s Team to Leave Nou Camp for a Year Over One Club Decision
- Barcelona are planning to increase the seat capacity inside the Camp Nou Stadium from 100,000 to 110,000
- President of the club Joan Laporta disclosed that work will commence in 2022 and could last for about for years
- Despite being in heavy financial problems, the Catalan giants are planning to get a staggering loan of £1.27bn to fund the project
Spanish club Barcelona are preparing to revamp the Camp Nou by increasing the capacity with an additional 11,000 seat to make it 110,000, Sporting Life reports.
Reports from Spain have it that work could commence as soon as next year, which means the Catalan giants will have to play elsewhere for a season.
This was confirmed by club president Joan Laporta who stated that work will commence in 2022 and could last for about for years.
Aside adding more seats to the stadium, the revamp will also include refurbishments to the ground’s infrastructure as well as other areas including the museum and club shop.
Barcelona are currently in deep financial crisis and to kick start this project, they will need to secure a large loan to fund the work.
Daily Star are reporting that Barcelona are already in talks to get a staggering £1.27bn from Goldman Sachs to be able to fund the deal.
Laporta discussed the club's stadium plans on Catalan radio station Rac1, explaining that:
"(The new Camp Nou) is fundamental for the viability of the club and its immediate future.
"The impact it will have for Barca is critical so that we can compete with our competitors who have already done what is needed.”
Laporta hits out at Ronald Koeman
Meanwhile, all seems to be unwell with Ronald Koeman at Barcelona as tension continues to increase over the future of the Dutch manager.
The Catalans have been terrible since the start of the 2021-22 campaign as they currently occupy the eighth position with eight points after four games before their trip to Cadiz on September 23.
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Koeman was said to have approached his pre-match conference in a different dimension after reading a pre-prepared speech to the press and avoiding questions or criticisms in the process.
Barcelona on the trail of Man City’s Raheem Sterling
Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona are reportedly planning to sign Raheem Sterling on loan from Manchester City during the January transfer window.
The English winger seems to have fallen out of favour with his manager Pep Guardiola, thereby limiting his playing time at the Etihad Stadium outfit.
Reports coming out of the player's camp however reveal that he is not pleased with his new role at City and will consider a move away from the Premier League side.