FC Barcelona is immersed in intense activity at the club’s offices to finalize the departures of various players for next season. Joan Laporta, president of Barcelona, has made it clear that the objective is to continue strengthening the squad and to achieve this, it is essential to lighten the list of footballers that coach Xavi Hernández has, especially after the return of those on loan: Collado, Pablo Torre , Nico González, Julian Arujo, Lenglet and Kessié
With the aim of closing as many folders as possible before starting the tour of the United States, Barcelona is focused on releasing several players. One of the departures that is expected to be imminent is that of defender Clément Lenglet, who trains alone waiting to resolve his future. Tottenham have presented an offer of five million euros for his transfer, and the logical thing is that Barcelona accept it to lighten their salary load.
The 6 exits that FC Barcelona wants to close in the coming days
For his part, Nico González has aroused the interest of several clubs, including Girona, Porto and Betis. It seems that the Portuguese team has an advanced loan for one year, without a purchase option. This option would allow González to play in the Champions League and be close to his native Galicia, due to the relationship of his agent, Jorge Mendes, with the Portuguese club.
As for Pablo Torre, he is also in advanced negotiations with Girona. The objective is to include him in the operation with the signing of Oriol Romeu. Everything is expected to be confirmed next week before Barcelona travel to the United States for their pre-season tour.
The most complicated situation seems to be that of Frank Kessié. After ruling out the Saudi option due to the lack of offers, Xavi Hernández plans to meet with the player to explain his plans. Currently, the most interesting option for Kessié is Juventus, whose sporting proposal seduces the footballer and would mean a sale for approximately 15 million euros. However, the Italians must finalize the transfers of Zakaria to West Ham and Pogba to Saudi Al-Ittihad, which seems unlikely ahead of Barcelona’s tour.
In the case of Julián Araujo, Barcelona is looking for a loan for the Mexican defender, who needs to accumulate minutes after his lack of opportunities in the team. The name of Las Palmas has emerged as a possible option. As for Álex Collado, his departure is already clear: termination and total freedom to sign for another team, Manuel Pellegrini’s Betis being his likely destination.
Barcelona is in a decisive phase of restructuring its squad, seeking to release several players while continuing to strengthen its team. The next few days will be key to defining the future of these players and for Barcelona to continue its transfer and preparation plan for next season.