In his interview with Cadena COPE, Freixa went on to elaborate.
"I don't buy the talk of Barcelona's signings. They are blatantly selling smoke. What they say clashes with reality and I have no choice but to warn people that this is not going to happen," he said. (h/t Marca)
"One could come in case a player is sold. It sells much more to say that Bernardo Silva is coming. If we want to sell the bike, let's sell it, I don't buy it.
"I'm going a bit against the tide, what is convenient now at Barcelona is to generate an illusion."
Barca will look to significantly reinforce the squad this summer after activating the economic levers. However, the players Freixa named are, for various reasons, far from joining us at the moment.