Football NewsBarcelona plan to put players up for sale
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Despite their clever manoeuvring, the underlying issues persist, and the club must sell some players to balance the books.

Players for sale

Barcelona is facing financial challenges that cannot be resolved by leveraging their way out as they did last season. Despite their clever manoeuvring, the underlying issues persist, and the club must sell some players to balance the books. Although the Blaugrana seems poised to win La Liga this season, President Joan Laporta and his team understand that selling high-salaried players such as Jordi Alba or reducing wages like Sergio Busquets’ will not suffice. The only option available to the club is to put players up for sale.


There is a list of players that Barcelona considers “untouchable,” including Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Jules Kounde, Ronald Araujo, Gavi, Pedri, Robert Lewandowski, and Ousmane Dembele. However, there are concerns about Dembele’s injuries, making him a questionable asset.

Other players that could potentially be sold include:


Alejandro Balde: Balde’s emergence on the first team is a positive development for Barcelona’s sporting prospects. However, talks regarding his contract extension are still ongoing, and there are several potential suitors interested in him. In the event of a financial crisis, Balde may attract more interest.


Andreas Christensen: The Danish international has stood out in defence since his arrival on a free transfer. Selling him this summer could net the club a profit.


Frenkie De Jong: The Dutchman is a crucial player for Xavi Hernandez, but his market value makes him a highly attractive asset. De Jong was close to leaving last summer, and Barcelona could consider selling him if the right offer comes along.


Raphinha: While his recent performances have improved, Raphinha’s salary places him among Barcelona’s top earners. Although Xavi has expressed confidence in him, the club could sell him for 60 million euros, which would help balance their books.


Ansu Fati: Despite high expectations, Fati has yet to deliver on the field, and Barcelona has several attacking alternatives. His agent, Jorge Mendes, could find a new home for him.


Ferran Torres: The Blaugrana spent 55 million euros to sign him, and although Xavi has supported him publicly, the team needs something more to make the quality leap they desire.


Eric Garcia: Garcia’s lack of playing time this season indicates that he is not a vital player for Xavi’s plans. While his departure would not free up much salary cap space, it would still help. If Xavi does not count on him, leaving would be the best option for Garcia.


In conclusion, while Barcelona seems poised to win La Liga Santander this season, the club must sell some players to balance their books. Although some players are considered “untouchable,” others could be sold for profit or to reduce expenses. While it may be challenging, making these difficult decisions could help Barcelona secure its financial future.