Barcelona is attempting to navigate FFP issues by offloading five first-team stars.
An update on Barcelona’s pursuit of Lionel Messi was provided by a recent Mundo Deportivo report. The report implies that the group is actively looking for strategies to lessen their salary burden and generate additional income.
The club’s goal is to satisfy La Liga’s Financial Fair Play requirements. The club has already considered how to mend fences with La Liga president Javier Tebas as part of their plans.
However, as they seek to lower the cost of the workforce. Barça continues to be largely dependent on player sales, according to a recent report from MD. Ferran Torres and Raphinha are two players who might be up for sale.
The list also includes midfielder Franck Kessie, who has developed into one of Barça’s most improved players. The two defenders Marcos Alonso and Eric Garcia are also on the list.
It is not shocking that Barcelona is considering selling Torres given the forward’s poor performance since joining Manchester City. Although he still contributes to the first team, the club feels that it is viable to approve his sale.
Garcia and Alonso have also gotten less playing time and prominence in the first team this season under Xavi. Barça is willing to sell Garcia if a good offer is made, despite recent reports suggesting that the coaching staff holds Garcia in high regard.
Despite some impressive showings in the second half of the season, Kessie has yet to secure a starting spot. And his situation will only worsen as Ilkay Gundogan’s potential signing approaches.
Since joining the team, Raphinha has performed admirably, but he is drawing a lot of interest from English clubs and could bring in a sizable sum of money. According to reports, Newcastle United is reportedly willing to pay €80 million for him.
The majority of these five players may not want to leave the club, which may prove to be a sticking point for the Blaugrana. Due to their lack of importance in Xavi’s plans, Barça will therefore be solely dependent on their decision to leave on their own.