06 October 2020 12:31
Manchester United not signing Ousmane Dembele cost Barcelona two major signings on transfer deadline day. But they couldn't agree terms with Barcelona for the 23-year-old Frenchman. As a result, Barcelona were unable to complete their own deals. Failing to offload Dembele prevented them from signing Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia. Image: PA Barcelona were strongly with Depay and Garcia during the extended summer transfer window.
However, both men stayed at their respective clubs after Barcelona couldn't get rid of Dembele. No Memphis Depay to Barça. No Ousmane Démbélé to Man Utd. No Eric Garcia to Barça. Rafinha from Barça to PSG on a permanent deal gonna be completed on next minutes:heavy_check_mark: No Jadon Sancho to Man Utd [#MUFC saving €100m and today in talks only for loan deals...] #DeadlineDay The La Liga giants had agreed a reported £22.5 million deal for Lyon's Dutch star who was ready to leave France for Spain. Though his move to Barcelona relied on Dembele switching sides. And the same goes for the Manchester City defender who intends to leave the Premier League club when his contract expires next summer. Eric Garcia told Manchester City board that he'll join Barcelona in January or next June as a free agent. He won't change his mind. Eric wants Barça as his next club.:large_blue_circle: #MCFC #FCB #DeadlineDay - Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 5, 2020 Barcelona, though, completed the signings of Miralem Pjanic, Trincao, Sergino Dest and Matheus Fernandes earlier in the transfer window. Advert As for United, they snapped up four signings on deadline day. Alex Telles arrived from Porto in a transfer worth £15 million while Amad Traore, who cost £37 million, will head to his new team in January.