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Josep Maria Bartomeu during the tour of the US / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Josep Maria Bartomeu sees the Barça first team facing a “dream season” with the squad in with a chance of claiming six titles over the coming campaign. “Last season we won three trophies and this time there are six that we can win. It’s a dream season. Let’s hope that every year we can start the season with six great trophies to win. For that reason we need a competitive side, a winning team and with the players we have brought in, there is squad to do it,” affirmed the blaugrana president in an interview with ESPN on the subject of the recent tour to the USA.

Bartomeu also touched on the recent signings who will not be able to play until the month of January 2016: “For the majority of footballers, playing for Barça is a dream. For Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan, it is not a problem not being able to play until January.” On the subject of Pedro’s future, the Barça president admitted “we are not planning to let anyone go as we are putting the squad together.” He added: “It is the squad that our coach wanted.”

“Six trophies is an exciting challenge”

Another of the names that came up in the interview is that of Leo Messi. On the Argentine, Bartomeu commented “he has a lot of support and he comes back with the desire to keep making history at the Club.” “Messi is the best player in Barça’s history and in the history of football. This year, both he and his team mates have a great challenge ahead of them, the six trophies. It’s an exciting challenge for everyone,” the Barça president commented.

Finally, on the signing of Neymar, Bartomeu assured everyone that “slowly but surely, it will die down.” “It’s a financial matter between Spain and Brazil regarding taxation, but there is no crime,” reiterated the president.

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