Mateu Alemany and Xavi still have a lot of work to do before the League starts
The discarded must be released and decide on other players with the future still uncertain
With the pre-season tour already finished and both the sports management and the coaching staff back in Barcelona, it is time to continue making decisions regarding a series of footballers who are part of the Blaugrana squad and who still do not know the color of the shirt they will wear this season.
It would be ideal if all the cases were resolved before the 13th of this month, when Barça will debut in the League against Rayo Vallecano, but it seems difficult for this to be the case and it is already taken for granted that some of these cases can last until the end market.
There are eleven players who still do not have a clear future. Some already know that Xavi does not have them, others know that his continuity depends on the arrival of some other footballer and some others are still waiting for what he can offer in the remainder of the preseason and the final decision of the coach to make room for him in a squad that can only have 25 chips.
The eleven players are as follows:
The Brazilian goalkeeper has been ruled out by Xavi and has not even traveled to the United States. He has had offers from Celta and Napoli, but nothing has been finalized, because his file is always an obstacle. He possibly he will leave with the letter of freedom.
Another of the discarded players. According to ESPN, this week Olympiakos will ask for his transfer. His physical condition and his record are two problems in his departure. Barça has considered a contract termination if he does not want to leave.
He was also left without a tour and looking for an outlet in Barcelona. So far, she hasn’t found it. Without offers from major league teams, she is considering embarking on an adventure in a minor league, with the option of signing for an MLS team well advanced.
Also ruled out by Xavi, he has two more years on his contract. The club has offered him the letter of freedom and it seems that he could accept it this week. He has a millionaire offer from Saudi Arabia and some more from the League.
His future is in the hands of Xavi. He seemed ruled out after returning from his loan, but the one from Terrassa decided to give him a chance and the Bosnian is having a good preseason. He is committed and the coach liked his attitude. He believes that he can be useful to her. There will be a conversation and if Pjanic accepts a secondary role he could take one of the 25 chips.
Frankie de Jong
Three games as a center back on the tour and only one in his natural position, the interior. The club admits that he cannot pay his tab. He is forced to download it to continue, but at Barça they prefer that he be transferred, since they have an offer of more than 80 million for the Dutchman from Manchester United. Xavi will talk to him and push him out. If he leaves, the club will go for Bernardo Silva.
He has run out of space up front after the arrivals of Lewandowski and Raphinha and the renewal of Dembélé. Xavi has already informed him that the best thing is for him to leave because he will hardly have any minutes. He has a market, but he is currently reluctant to leave. If he does it he considers that he should do it with the freedom card, since he arrived free and with a low chip. Barça aspires to make money with him.
Not a minute in the last game of the American tour. César Azpilicueta continues to be a priority objective to reinforce the right side. The arrival of the Navarrese suggests that it will cause the American to become on the market. From his surroundings they explain that he does not want to leave.
THOSE OF THE SUBSIDIARY
There are plenty of forwards and the end of the subsidiary must leave. He was about to renew before going on tour and didn’t due to scheduling problems. He will do so in the next few days and a team will be found for him in which he can continue to progress.
Although it has not been made official, he renewed his contract until 2024 before leaving for the United States. He could stay and occupy one of the 25 chips, although with little prominence. Xavi will have a conversation with him and make a decision. A new transfer to have minutes can be a good solution.
Xavi wants competition for Jordi Alba. The number one target is Marcos Alonso but Chelsea will not make it easy. He has alternatives to sports management, but the good preseason that Alejandro Balde is doing can open the doors of the first team for him. If not, he will go out on loan because Barça wants to have him under control.
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