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Barcelona President Joan Laporta Hints at Ronald Koeman Stay and Promises More Signings

Joan Laporta has promised Barcelona will make more signings
Joan Laporta has promised Barcelona will make more signings / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has promised that the club will make more signings following Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia's arrival at Camp Nou, and also hinted at Ronald Koeman's future at the club.

32-year-old Argentine, Aguero was unveiled as a Barcelona player on Monday after signing a two-year contract with the Catalan giants, who are looking to bounce back after a disappointing season that saw them miss out on the LaLiga title and get dumped out of the Champions League.

Laporta previously spoke about bringing about a revamp at Barcelona and believes Aguero will help strengthen his side ahead of the 2021-22 campaign. "We told Koeman we were trying to sign Kun Aguero, any coach would want to have him in their squad," Laporta said.

He added, "Kun's signing is important because he is an exceptional player, he plays in a position that is very important in any system and in ours too. We want him in a competitive team, we also want Leo [Messi] to stay and he knows that...he is the first of a series of signings you will see in the coming month."

Barca boss Koeman has come under immense pressure following a disappointing season, and Laporta has reportedly admitted they will meet next week to decide whether or not he will remain in his post.

He said, "We said that we were opening a period of reflection about Koeman, we have to evaluate what went well and not so well last season. The wish is to respect the contract, bringing together criteria which we need to talk about still.

Laporta concluded, "We will continue with the period of reflection with Koeman then in a week or 10 days we will decide. We are going to see how the conversations with Koeman develop. They are going very well, but we need a little more time."