Former Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman has hit out at the club for allowing Lionel Messi leave last summer.
Koeman was sacked by the LaLiga giants in October after a string of poor results.
The Dutchman has now spoken about his surprise at Barca splashing £45million to land Ferran Torres from Manchester City.
Torres’ signing came after Koeman himself was forced to let several players go in the summer, including Messi, who joined PSG on a free transfer.
Messi’s exit was due to Barcelona’s financial struggles that meant they could not afford to renew his contract.
“It was at the insistence of the club’s hierarchy that I agreed to the departure of certain players to help put the finances in order.
“But then when you see that they sign someone for €55m shortly after letting Messi go, it makes you wonder if something else was happening. Why did Messi have to leave?” Koeman told Dutch newspaper, AD.