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5 Barcelona Players Who Could Leave the Catalan Club This Summer
- Barcelona will need to sell some of their players in order to buy others this coming transfer window
- Ansu Fati is reportedly unhappy with the amount of game time he's getting at the club under Xavi
- Sergi Busquets has played over 700 games for Barca but his contract expires at the end of the season
Barcelona are no strangers to chaotic transfer windows.
The club are known to try and bolster their squad while trying to balance their books.
This sometimes results in top talent being sold to free up funds for others.
This summer transfer window could be no different as La Blaugrana need to free up funds in order to conduct more business.
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Sports Brief looks at five players who could leave the club this summer for various reasons.
Pena is one of two players who could leave because of an expiring contract. The goalkeeper’s deal expires at the current season's end, and he has yet to agree on new terms with the club.
As noted by Tribuna, Pena is considering his future at the club, mainly because he hasn’t been given much game time this season, even in cup games.
The Ivory Coast player was brought in at the end of last season on a free transfer but surprisingly, has been linked with a move away already.
Kessi was the subject of rumours stating that Inter Milan was interested in taking the player on loan. His agents have blasted the rumours as fake news and confirmed that he wants to say at the Catalan side, Football Espana reported.
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The youngster’s situation is quite a curious one. Gavi originally signed a contract with the first team until 2026, but La Liga rejected it because of Barcelona’s financial situation.
The club planned to appeal the decision but failed to do so before the deadline. As a result, Gavi’s contract was rejected and he will become a free agent at the end of the season.
Bavarian Football Works reported that Bayern Munich are monitoring the situation as they could make a move for the youngster.
The club legend sees his contract expire at the end of the season and no decision on his future has been made yet.
Busquets has played 713 games for the side and won numerous trophies. Barca Universal reports that the club hopes to tempt him into signing a contract extension, provided he agrees to a salary reduction.
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The Spanish youngster is frustrated at not getting more game time at Barcelona. With a release clause of € 1 billion, no team will be able to sign him without agreeing on a transfer deal with the Catalans.
However, according to Barca Universal, Fati’s entourage believes he is being unfairly treated at the club but insisted he wants to stay with the side.
Solutions for Barcelona's financial problems
La Blaugrana face a giant financial dilemma this summer, Sports Brief also reported.
Barcelona have struggled with FFP and expect the same before the 2023/24 season.
However, the Catalan giants have a few ways they can get back on track financially.