- Xavi has told Samuel Umtiti and three other Barcelona players to find new clubs before the window closes
- The players have reportedly been told they are not part of the Spaniard’s plans
- Barcelona are gearing up for a pre-season tour in the United States
Four Barcelona stars have their future in limbo after Xavi reportedly told them to find new clubs instead of resuming training ahead of the new season.
The Catalan club is still trying to find its feet as far as finances are concerned, and there are some players who are considered surplus to requirements at the moment.
Barca oversaw the sale of several key players over the past 12 months, but reports from the Mirror suggest the financial situation is still worrying.
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With the new season only five weeks away, Xavi seems to have made some decisive decisions concerning the future of some stars.
The four players who could leave the club after Xavi’s ultimatum include academy stars Oscar Mingueza and Riqui Puig, defender Samuel Umtiti and forward Martin Braithwaite.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Puig and Mingueza are reportedly not in Xavi’s plans for the new season, and both their contracts run out at the end of the coming season.
For Umtiti, he has fallen out of favour at Barcelona following a series of successive injuries that has kept him out of action for the majority of the time.
Surprisingly, the Frenchman, who joined Barca from Lyon in 2016, only penned a new deal in January, which saw him take a considerable pay cut.
At the moment, it is yet to be seen whether the four players will find new clubs by the time the summer transfer window closes.
Barcelona are gearing up for a pre-season tour in the United States where they will take on Inter Miami, Real Madrid, Juventus and New York Red Bulls.
Frenkie de Jong to Man United?
Elsewhere, the saga involving Frenkie de Jong’s move to Manchester United continues to drag on.
United have been hot on the heels of Barcelona's Frenkie De Jong, with the situation of the transfer still unknown after weeks of unconfirmed reports.
In the latest rumours, Ten Hag sees Tielemans as a perfect player to partner De Jong in his new-look side. United are yet to sign any player so far, but the former Ajax man understands that he needs to sign at least two midfielders following the departures of Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.