This summer, FC Barcelona is preparing a major project between departures and arrivals. But the Blaugranas have a lot of trouble downsizing.
After a particularly disappointing year, FC Barcelona is counting on the next transfer window to move forward. The idea is therefore to strengthen in different positions, but primarily in attack where Robert Lewandowski acts as a priority. Raphinha, Marcos Alonso and César Azpilicueta are also followed to complete the squad. At the same time, Camp Nou residents have to sell players. They started well with Philippe Coutinho, who was sold permanently to Aston Villa for 20 million euros, with 50% of the capital gain from a future sale of the player. But the rest of the transfer window may be more complicated.
“nobody wants to leave“, title this Wednesday Sport. Xavi could find himself in pre-season with 30 players on his hands. The Blaugrana technician has already informed Óscar Mingueza, Riqui Puig, Martin Braithwaite and Samuel Umtiti that he does not count on them next year. Others could be sacrificed, even important elements. But the problem is that no one in the dressing room wants to leave the club explains Sport.
nobody wants to leave
The club are still hoping to sell Braithwaite, who is in the sights of Valencia, Celta Vigo and Brighton. But with a salary of 4 million euros per year, he is in no hurry to leave. Which does not help the affairs of the club, where his contract runs until 2024. As for the Dane, Barça may have headaches with Clément Lenglet. He too gets a good salary and Sport indicates that this is an obstacle for the moment for her suitors. Tottenham is one of them. Sevilla also dreams of his return, but for the moment it remains complicated financially.
The Barcelonans could be forced to part with elements with high market values such as Frenkie de Jong, courted by Paris, Manchester United or Bayern Munich. Only problem and size, the Dutchman is not willing to leave. He wants to succeed at Barça and complete his contract, which runs until 2026. Ditto for Memphis Depay. Xavi isn’t against keeping him, but the club want to sell him. Problem, the former OL player does not want to leave and wants to go to the end of the contract, which runs until 2023. Depay has made great financial efforts to sign for Barça and he hopes for a gesture in return, by staying next year. The puzzle has only just begun for Barça!