Xavi Tipped To Offload 3 Barcelona Stars After Releagation to Europa League

Xavi Tipped To Offload 3 Barcelona Stars After Releagation to Europa League

SportsBrief.com, Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:52 PM
  • Barcelona manager Xavi could be forced to offload some players in the squad after they crashed out of the Champions League
  • The Catalan giants were walloped 3-0 by Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as the La Liga club drop to the Europa League
  • Reports from Spain have it that Xavi might be forced to offload ter Stegen, de Jong and Sergino Dest

Following their exit from the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, Barcelona manager Xavi is reportedly set to offload three players including goalkeeper ter Stegen, 90min reports.

Xavi Hernandez
Barcelona manager Xavi set to offload some of his players. Photo: Alexander Hassenstein
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La Liga giants, Barcelona, have been relegated to the Europa League following their elimination from the Champions League.

Barca dropped to the second-tier European competition after they suffered a 3-0 humiliating defeat in the hands of Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena in their final Group E match on Wednesday, December 8.

Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala were all on the score sheet as already-qualified Bayern Munich thrashed their opponents 3-0 at the Allianz Stadium.

Players to be dropped

It is also bad for the Catalans as they are currently seventh in the La Liga and Xavi revealed after the game that he was ready to usher in a new era and start from scratch.

Journalist Gerard Romero claims that offers will be entertained for ter Stegen, who was widely seen as one of the best goalkeepers on the planet just a few years ago The National reports.

Xavi is also open to seeing De Jong leave the club, with right-back Dest also potentially facing an uncertain future at Camp Nou just 18 months after joining the club.

Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta in advanced talks with Barcelona

In transfer news, Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta is said to be in advanced discussions with a possible move to Spanish club Barcelona at the end of the season.

Reports have it that the player’s current contract with the Blues expires next summer, meaning he could sign a pre-contract with clubs outside the UK as from January.

The Spaniard joined Chelsea from French Ligue 1 side Marseille back in 2012 and has won several titles with the Stamford Bridge outfit.

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