Soccer-Barcelona say they still have transfer cash to spend (Reuters)

BARCELONA, July 2 (Reuters) – Barcelona’s transfer resources have not been exhausted by the 60 million euros ($78 million) they paid for Brazil forward Neymar, a club spokesman said on Tuesday. Neymar will line up alongside World Player of the Year Lionel Messi in a formidable forward line for the Spanish champions but they probably need to strengthen a defence that was worryingly porous last season. “Barca can afford all the transfers the technical staff deem necessary, as has always been the case,” Toni Freixa, spokesman for the club’s board of directors, told a news conference. …

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