The La Liga champion is running out of cash. They have made many short-term moves, including selling Barca Studios shares, since Joan Laporta returned as president in 2021.
Currently, the Nou Camp team is in debt worth more than 1 billion pounds. Performance on the field also went down this season, being eliminated from the Spanish Super Cup and Copa del Rey.
Barcelona is 11 points behind Real Madrid on the La Liga rankings and coach Xavi also announced that he will leave at the end of the season.
According to The Athletic, Barca will have to cut the salary fund. Marca further informed that the club needs to sell off talented players to balance the budget.
Some names such as Lamine Yamal, Gavi, Ronald Araujo, Pedri, Alejandro Balde, Ferran Torres, Lewandowski, Ilkay Gundogan and Ter Stegen are considered to be retained.
Barcelona will put the rest of the squad into liquidation. Jules Kounde and the duo who played in the Premier League, Andreas Christensen and Raphinha, must find a new destination.
Frenkie De Jong is the most “valuable” player that Barca plans to sell next summer. Both MU and Chelsea are interested in the Dutch midfielder and are willing to spend 70 million pounds to have De Jong’s services.
Barca’s sporting director – Deco confirmed that the club will not buy big players in the 2024 summer transfer window.