Barcelona Slated For 2009 Tweet Criticising Real Madrid For 'Buying Players'
Fans have slated Barcelona for criticising fierce rivals Real Madrid for 'buying players' rather than building on their talent in an old tweet.
The La Liga champions sent out a tweet in 2009 taking a swipe at Los Blancos after boasting that they 'produce talent' rather than splash out on big-name signings.
"Barca produces talent, Real buys them," reads the tweet.
But Barcelona have been left red-faced after spending an incredible €1billion on players since 2014, which is more than any other club.
Fans have been quick to criticise the Spanish club for their double standards on Twitter.
Barcelona splashed out €135m on Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool in 2018 and €120m on Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.
And the club have now signed their joint-second most expensive player in Antoine Griezmann after activating his €120m release clause.
The ex-Atletico Madrid superstar, 28, has the highest release clause for any Barcelona player at €800m.
Posted below are Barcelona's top transfers over the last few years.
- Philippe Coutinho: €135m (2018)
- Ousmane Dembele: €120m (2017)
- Antoine Griezmann: €120m (2019)
- Luis Suarez: €82m (2014)
- Frenkie de Jong: €75m (2019)
- Malcom: €41m (2018)
- Paulinho: €40m (2017)
Barcelona's famed youth academy, La Masia, produced the likes of Lionel Messi, Xavi, Carles Puyol and Andres Iniesta.
But it emerged in June that La Masia has been on the decline and has been labelled as 'sick.'
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