The levers activated by FC Barcelona last summer served to raise the team’s level, but Joan Laporta is aware that he needs income and points to a central defender for sale in 2024
After resuming the presidency, Joan Laporta activated the famous levers at FC Barcelona. The club mortgaged its future earnings in exchange for immediate income with the aim of improving the squad immediately. This is how it happened, as the team made great additions that were key to ending up lifting the Santander League.
However, and despite the success achieved last season, the financial situation of the club is really negative. That is why Laporta assumes that FC Barcelona has to make important sales. And there is a player who aims to leave the Catalan team next year and for whom they could obtain a significant amount of money.
The center-back that Laporta indicates as sale at FC Barcelona in 2024
As we know, The axis of defense is one of the best covered positions by FC Barcelona currently. Ronald Araújo, Jules Koundé, Eric García, Andreas Christensen and Iñigo Martínez complete one of the best defenses in the league. All without counting on the fact that Marcos Alonso can also function as a central defender.
Thus, the president of the club has decided that one of them must leave the club. Ronald Araújo is one of the emblems of the new team, Iñigo Martínez has just arrived and Eric García would not contribute the necessary income. That is why the decision is between Andreas Christensen and Jules Koundéwho could help improve the club’s economy.
Koundé, the team’s most problematic central defender
Seeing how well Christensen got along with Araújo last season, Laporta would have indicated Koundé as the central defender who should leave in 2024. And it is not necessary to forget that the Frenchman already threatened to leave the team after the end of the season, since he made it clear that he did not want to continue playing as a right back.
Be that as it may, Jules Koundé will not be out this summer. But if there are no significant sales in other positions, Laporta is determined to put the transferable poster on him at FC Barcelona. Offers are not going to be lacking, because at only 24 years old he is one of the best central defenders in all of Europe. Now it only remains to wait to see how his future is resolved, which does not seem to link him in the long term with the Barça club.