Even though Barcelona cannot sign players without raising extra funds to do so, Luis Enrique still wants signings. He has not rejected the idea of bringing back Denis Suarez from Villarreal, but what he wants is Celta Vigo star Nolito.
Each time the question is asked about the priority of reinforcing the team, the Andalusian forward appears. Lucho had him at Barcelona B, he had him at Celta, and he wants him now, like with Rafinha. The board is conscious of this demand, and are looking for ways to satisfy their coach. What they will not do is pay the €18m release fee clause.
The Celta Vigo man has not thrown in the towel either, ignoring the chance to move to Arsenal or other big sides because he wants to come to Barcelona. He has not yet renewed his Celta Vigo deal, after long-winded talks.
Lucho will be happy if Denis Suarez arrives, but the Club know that just getting back the midfielder will not sate the Asturian coach. If they want him to be totally content, they will need to find a way to get Nolito.