Barcelona have announced changes to their scouting department.

One notable casualty of the restructuring is Brazilian scout Andre Cury, who was one of the key figures in the deal to sign Neymar from Santos in 2013.

Cury's contract, which was meant to run until 2021, will come to an end immediately.

The Board of Directors has approved a new structure of the scouting department of the football area, following on from an analysis started in January, with the aim of improving its efficiency," Barcelona said in a statement.

"With this measure, the Club aims to strengthen a department of strategic importance for planning and properly operating one of its most important sports areas, and shall do so at all levels, from youth teams through to the first team."

The statement also includes plans to reopen the club museum and the shop at the Camp Nou, in compliance with health and safety regulations, when the season resumes on the week commencing June 8.

Also mentioned is Barcelona's 'Here we all play' campaign for the club's home game against Atletico Madrid later this season.

"Members, supporters and fans from around the world will be able to fill part of the stands with official first-team shirts personalised with their names," the statement reads.

"Supporters clubs will also be invited to fly their banners. There will be mosaic covering all seats, and all fans involved will get to keep a souvenir photograph of the stadium taken specially for this occasion.

"The 15,000 shirts will go on sale at a price of 65 euros, and will also bear a commemorative inscription. Part of the revenue will go to the Barca Foundation to fight the socio-economic consequences of COVID-19 and, more specifically, to the Red Cross of Catalonia program that provides basic food baskets for the mosty at-risk families and children.

"These jerseys can be purchased from June 15 by application via the club website, with the personalisation and payment procedures happening at the same time. Once the game is over, the Club will send all of the shirts to the buyers' addresses."

Sezione: Club / Data: Ven 29 maggio 2020 a las 22:00 / Fuente: Marca
Autore: Stefano Bentivogli
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