Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele are on a listing of a minimum of 9 gamers Barcelona can be prepared to half with this summer time.
Though Lionel Messi’s future on the Nou Camp seems all-but assured, Barcelona will solely have the ability to put money into additional additions to their squad by arranging some important departures.
Griezmann is undoubtedly probably the most eye-catching identify among the many group because of the huge £100m+ (€120m) funding it took to signal him from Atletico Madrid simply two years in the past. He was then the fifth-most costly switch of all time.
However Coutinho, Dembele and striker Martin Braithwaite are additionally on the forefront of the push for funds to spice up the funds of a membership which is mounted with big money owed exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Barcelona imagine Braithwaite particularly has elevated in worth due to his performances for Denmark throughout Euro 2020 – he was additionally one of many cheaper arrivals in Catalonia, having solely value round £15m to set off his launch clause from Leganes in February 2020.
Griezmann is among the highest-paid gamers in world soccer and Barcelona additionally want to chop down their wage invoice, which led to latest discussions over a possible trade that might have seen his return to Atletico and Saul Niguez be part of Barca – the golf equipment have been unable to come back to an settlement.
The Frenchman’s substantial wage means there are solely a handful of golf equipment that may afford to take him on and Juventus are one large membership not at present , based on Sky in Italy, nor in a return for Miralem Pjanic, who moved to Barca in a swap with Arthur Melo final summer time.
Dembele and Clement Lenglet are different high-profile names Barcelona can be prepared to take heed to gives for – or a minimum of embrace in swap offers for his or her targets – in addition to goalkeeper Neto and right-backs Emerson and Moussa Wague.
Barcelona’s administration can also be speaking with plenty of veteran gamers – Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto – over contract extensions and need them to comply with their captain Messi in taking wage cuts.
Sky Sports activities Information has been warned by sources in Spain that certainly one of these stars additionally leaving can’t be dominated out at this stage.