Barcelona have revealed they still have €24m (£20.2m, $26.6m) left to sign a striker before the end of the current transfer window. Club economic vice president Susana Monje also confirmed the club have earned a record €678.9m in revenue and made €28.7 million profit after tax, a 12% improvement on the year prior.
The La Liga champions have already spent €80m on Denis Suarez (€3.5m), Samuel Umititi (€25m) Lucas Digne (€16.5m plus add-ons) and Andre Gomes (€35m plus add-ons) this mercato. However, Monje says they are ready to complete an overhaul of more than €100m, with Luis Enrique demanding a forward to back up the MSN trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.
Monje confirmed that Gomes' was not in the club's original transfer plans, but they had opted to move money over from other seasons to secure his transfer as the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus and Chelsea were also interested in his services.
"We are willing to make an effort to make more signings. The signing of André Gomes has been a market opportunity. In total, counting this operation, we can reach €100m Monje said during a press conference, as quoted by Marca. "We have €60m plus money from sales, but we consider the signing of André Gomes as a preview of next year. Therefore, we have around €22 to €24 million to make a new transfer".
Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez, Lucas Perez, Carlos Bacca, Mario Gomez and Alexander Lacazette are the latest names linked with a move to the Nou Camp. Barcelona have been forced to sound out alternatives after many of their targets, like Luciano Vietto, have rejected them as they don't wish to play a supporting role.