Laporta plans to oust 17 players and put them outside the walls of Barcelona

Barcelona President Joan Laporta is planning a revolution within the Catalan club that ends with the departure of 17 players next summer, similar to what he did in his first term in 2003, when he ousted 14 players and signed 11 others.

In 2003, when Laporta assumed the presidency of Barcelona, ​​​​the Catalan club suffered from not winning trophies for 4 years, so that Laporta succeeded in rebuilding the team by forcing 14 players to leave and contracting with 11 others, to end Barcelona winning the Spanish League title in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 and the Champions League in 2006 and 2009.

The list of 17 players expected to leave next summer includes four players whose contracts have already expired: Dani Alves (38), Luc de Jong, 31, Ousmane Dembele (24), and Adama Traore (26), on loan from Wolverhampton, while Uncertainty reigns over the future of Sergi Roberto, whose contract expires next summer, but the Spanish player appears to be on his way to agreeing to a significant salary cut to stay at the Camp Nou.

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich, One Winwin Barcelona, ​​La Liga, Bundesliga (Getty)

It is likely that Barcelona will seek to get rid of: Memphis Depay (28), Sergio Dest (21), Clement Lenglet (26), Oscar Mingueza (22), Neto (32), Samuel Umtiti (28), and Ricky Puig, 22, and Martin Braithwaite, 30.

The future of four players, who will return to Barcelona after the end of their loan period abroad, does not seem guaranteed within the walls of the “Camp Nou”, which suggests that they will be offered for sale again: Philippe Coutinho, loaned to Aston Villa, Miralem Pjanic loaned to Besiktas, Francisco Trincao, loaned to Wolverhampton And Alex Collado, on loan to Granada.

What after the departure of 17 players from the ranks of Barcelona?

Laporta is seeking a $1 billion loan from CVC, considering the idea of ​​selling 49% of the club’s production company (Barcelona Studios) and selling parts of Barcelona Trading and Licensing.

Through this financial liquidity, Barcelona will be able to complete new deals, most notably the Polish Robert Lewandowski, the Bayern Munich striker, who will cost the Catalan club treasuries 40 million euros, and the Brazilian Ravenha, the Leeds United winger, along with Jose Gaya, the captain of Valencia.

Barcelona is also seeking to conclude many free deals, such as Andreas Christensen, Chelsea defender, Frank Kessie, AC Milan, and Cesar Azpilicueta, also from Chelsea.


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