Despite having completed most of their transfer business early in the window, Barcelona still have a lot left to do in the coming weeks.
From registering the new signings to negotiating pay cuts and offloading players who are not part of the plans, the club officials, in particular director Mateu Alemany, will have their hands full over the next few weeks.
Throughout the summer, Barcelona have seen their transfer plans, and details of meetings with players or their representatives leak to the media in some way or the other.
In order to avoid such occurrences in the coming weeks, when there will likely be a series of important meetings lined up, Barça are shielding the office of sporting director Alemany by putting up protective screens inside his office to stop reporters from getting a look inside, reports SPORT.
As iterated earlier, the Blaugrana have several important matters to take care of in the coming days, with player registration at the top of the club’s to-do list.
For the club to achieve that, they are having to turn to some of their players for pay cuts or salary deferrals, with captains Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets already in negotiations to help the club out in their difficult predicament.
There will also be discussions surrounding transfer targets like Marcos Alonso and Bernardo Silva, with the Catalan heavyweights still working to sign the duo from Chelsea and Manchester City, respectively.
The exits of players like Memphis Depay, Martin Braithwaite and Samuel Umtiti need to be sorted while Frenkie de Jong’s future also remains a huge issue. So, with all these important deals to be resolved, Barça want to shield Alemany’s offices from the prying eyes of reporters.