Zero Paulinho shirts were sold in the Barcelona store on the day of his signing

Underwhelming

Barcelona fans were not too enthused about the signing of Paulinho to the point in which the club did not sell a single shirt of his yesterday afternoon.

The Brazilian signing has been met with a fair bit of anger in terms of fan reaction, mainly due to the El Clasico defeat the night before.

There has been a wave of negativity surrounding the club over recent months as fans protest against the decisions of Josep Bartomeu.

That seemingly hit boiling point after the €40million signing of Tottenham flop Paulinho, with only 2000 people reportedly turning up to his presentation.

Not only that, a report from Goal yesterday evening claimed that not even a single shirt of Paulinho’s had been sold yesterday afternoon.

That really does say a lot about how the Camp Nou faithful currently feel about the club and the performances both on the pitch and in the transfer market.

Barcelona fans will be hoping for a turn around in positivity in the first few weeks of La Liga football.

Coutinho bid rejected

One signing that could really turn the tables for the Barcelona board would be the signing of Philippe Coutinho.

The Liverpool playmaker has been linked with a move for the player for the majority of the summer but it was only recently that the recruitment drive got out of first gear.

A rejected bid lead to Coutinho’s formal transfer request as the Brazilian looks to make the move to the Camp Nou this summer.

Now, Barcelona have been rebuffed in another one of their bids, this time the huge sum of £114million.

Find out more about the rejected bid here. 


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