Barcelona is hoping to bring in a minimum of €60 million through player sales before 30 June 2019 with the primary objective of balancing their accounts for the upcoming season, several sources have recently reported.
Ernesto Valverde is also hoping to add another 3 or 4 football players to his current squad during the summer. However, he has recently been warned that the delicate financial situation of the club dictates that football players need to be sold before new players can join.
Barcelona’s Signing Plans
After the unexpected Champions League defeat against Liverpool earlier this year, Barcelona has decided to make Philippe Coutinho available as a transfer and are hoping that he has a fantastic tournament with Brazil during the Copa America as they want to receive at least million for his services.
Samuel Umtiti and Ivan Rakitic are also well aware that Barca will look for decent offers for them as the club aims to make close to €300 million for the two players before the next season gets underway. However, both players have recently expressed their desire to remain at the club. However, sources have recently revealed that it’s the fringe players that Barcelona is desperately searching to transfer before the end of June 2019.
The Spanish champions already committed to signing Frenkie de Jong from Ajax for an initial €75 million. The club is also interested in Antoine Griezmann who recently informed Atletico Madrid that he wants to leave the club and will be available on 1 July 2019 for €120 million.
Barcelona also has an agreement with the Dutch club Ajax to sign a contract with Matthijs de Ligt eventually. However, the club hasn’t had any discussions with the player as of yet. The club will re-open a contract agreement with his agent later this week. However, it seems like Paris Saint-Germain might be in the best position to grab the player. Obtaining de Ligt will also see Umtiti moving closer to the exit door.
Barcelona Players that Might Leave
Andre Gomes should be the first player to leave. The midfielder from Portugal has multiple suitors across England after he spent the last season on loan at Everton. The player already rejected offers from West Ham and Everton are keen to keep him on permanently. Barcelona is confident that he will fetch at least €30 million for the club.
Barcelona is also looking for new homes for Jasper Cillessen, Malcolm, Rafinha, and Denis Suarez. Atletico Madrid and Valencia are interested in Denis Suarez, while Jasper Cillessen recently requested to leave and return to regular football. Barcelona is currently asking for €30 million for the Dutch goalkeeper.
The club also believes that they can claim back €40 million that paid for Malcolm last year. The player didn’t have many opportunities during his first season with Barcelona, and his agents will soon meet with the club to discuss possible options. This will assist in obtaining enough money for other transfers.