Barcelona Transfer Rumors: Barca's Frugal Offseason Spreads to Their Own Players
If you haven't noticed, Barcelona has been pinching pennies.
The European champions have come up empty-handed in the offseason, and have failed to land any of their top targets.
Instead, Barcelona has talked a big game, commenting on anything and everything in sight.
The talk has overshadowed the club's failure to make an impact on the summer transfer window, and now, Barca can't even impress their own players with contract offers.
Per Tribal Football:
The France international has less than a year to run on his present deal and has a new deal to 2014 in front of him from Barca.
However, Sport says the terms on offer have not impressed Abidal and he so far has refused to sign.
The Frenchman remains one of the heavyweights of Barca's defence and coach Pep Guardiola is anxious to have his contract situation cleared up.
There have been slight whispers about Abidal and a possible exit from the Nou Camp, but so far, that has been nothing but talk.
The fact of the matter is that Barcelona needs to start doing what it takes to keep their own players around for the foreseeable future.
With the club preparing to make a massive offer for Brazilian starlet, Barca needs to start ponying up the dough to areas of need.
Abidal is a huge part of what Barcelona does, and for them to pinch pennies on an offer to an established talent is more than a little insulting.
After the Neymar reports, it's not like the club can act like they're on a budget.
The Spanish side clearly has money to blow, and if they're going to brazenly throw money at Neymar, why are they trying to insult Abidal with terms on a new contract?
Barcelona prides themselves on being more than a club, but now, they won't pay a top player what he's worth.
So much for that family-like atmosphere at the Nou Camp.
If the club truly values him, it's time to stop fooling around and do what's right for the club and lock up the stout defender.
The time for talking has past, if Barcelona wants to replicate their outstanding success next season, the wallets have to come out and the club has to put the money where there mouth is.
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