This summer’s transfer window will be crucial for Barcelona, and it will be Deco’s first opportunity to prove his worth as the club’s new Sporting Director.
The Portuguese will succeed Jordi Cruyff, who declared his decision to leave at the end of the season to pursue other chances.
According to Relevo, Barcelona will announce Deco’s entrance in July, and he will sign a three-year contract that would take him until the conclusion of the 2025/26 season, which is also when Joan Laporta’s second term as President will end.
Deco is currently unable to take over at Barcelona because he is still in charge of his agency, D20 Sports. Nothing will stand in his or the club’s way once he relinquishes control.
With Deco not officially starting until July, it is possible that he is not involved in negotiations to re-sign Lionel Messi, whom Barcelona hopes to sign in the next week or two.