Barcelona will spend big this summer, insists Faus

The Blaugrana director has made it clear that they are ready to invest heavily in their squad ahead of the 2014-15 campaign
Barcelona vice-president Javier Faus has stressed that the Catalans will not hesitate to spend big this summer in order to "maintain sporting excellence."

The Blaugrana are in the market for a new goalkeeper and an extra centre-back following the imminent departures of Victor Valdes and Carles Puyol, who are set to leave at the end of the 2013-14 campaign.

Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding the deal to bring Neymar to the club last summer, Faus has insisted Barca will be prepared to invest heavily in order to replace Valdes and Puyol prior to next season.

"We will be making some big investments in the transfer market this summer," Faus was quoted as saying by El Mundo Deportivo.

"We are ready just like we will be ready in the future. The club's main priority will always be to maintain sporting excellence.

"Our financial situation will not be an obstacle."

Barcelona have already reached an agreement with Borussia Monchengladbach over the transfer of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen for a fee in the region of €12 million and are now set to turn their attention towards defensive reinforcements.