Spanish La Liga top side Barcelona is set to embark on their new season preparations, they have a busy summer ahead of them, with head coach Xavi Hernandez requesting up to eight new players. And to bring in these players, some players have to leave the club, because of this, the club has listed at least eight players to leave the club.
Barcelona List 8 Players to Leave this Summer
The list of players who have been asked to leave the club consists of up to eight players. The list is led by Neto, Samuel Umtiti , and Clment Lenglet as they could free up a chunk of Barça’s wage bill. Also on the list are three defensive stars, Xavi has informed both the academy graduates Oscar Mingueza and Riqui Puig to leave the club, with the latter reportedly being offered in the deal to sign Ruben Neves, one of Xavi’s top targets.
Other players on the list include Martin Braithwaite, Adama Traore, and Luuk de Jong. Braithwaite is showing no intention to leave Camp Nou just yet, but the forward could end up leaving the club in light of the upcoming FIFA World Cup. Adama and de Jong, meanwhile, are set to return to their respective clubs following the end of their loan spells. Barcelona does have an option to sign Adama permanently for €30 million, but they are prioritizing a move for Leeds United star Rafinha.
Other than these eight fringe players, Barcelona is open to selling four other players if they receive reasonable offers. Frenkie de Jong is certainly a candidate, with Barcelona knowing his sale could go a long way in helping the club restore its financial crisis, to an extent with Manchester United showing interest in the player. Ousmane Dembele, Memphis Depay, and Sergio Dest are the other players involved on the list, with the latter reportedly emerging as a target for Chelsea lately.