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Barca set to close chequebook

European champions may put faith in youngsters

By Lucas Brown.   Last Updated: 17/08/09 2:12pm

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Begiristain: Signings hint

Begiristain: Signings hint

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Barcelona sporting director Txiki Begiristain has hinted that the club may not look to make any further big signings this summer if the homegrown stars continue to impress.

The Blaugrana were thought to be looking to sign a defender, a central midfielder and a left winger, with Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas one reported target.

Coach Pep Guardiola recently said that the squad was too small after the departures of Alexander Hleb and Martin Caceres.

However, after the win against Athletic Club de Bilbao on Sunday, Begiristain responded to reporters who asked him if the squad was big enough by highlighting what was available from the B team.

"It depends on the value we put on our up and coming youngsters," he said on the club's official website.

"If we don't value our homegrown players and the youngsters who've been training with the first-team squad then you could say the squad was small, yes.

"If we aren't bringing in more players, it's because our own youngsters are coming through well.

"We are continuing to work at building the best possible squad. We set our objectives and then try and reach them - sometimes that's possible and sometimes it's not.

"If we look at a range of players, we have to make sure that they fit in and especially that the coaches are convinced by them.

"One of the main advantages to using our own players is that we can also give them game time with Barca Atletic."

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