Barça declares only eight players untransferable

Messi, Ter Stegen, De Jong, Griezmann, Dembélé, Lenglet, Semedo and Fati are the ones chosen to champion Koeman's project.


President Josep Maria Bartomeu made public, and practically glancingly, the names of the players with whom the technical secretary and the future coach, Ronald Koeman, have for the next season, during the interview he gave to the media club officers. The list is relatively short: it only affects eight players. The first and who heads the new Koeman project is Leo Messi. From here, the president listed a series of footballers who will surely accompany the Argentine star: "Semedo, Griezmann, Lenglet, Ter Stegen, Dembélé and De Jong". Before, during the interview, he had already added Ansu Fati, "a player from whom we have received many offers, but we have already explained that he is non-transferable and that he will not leave." Thus, a total of eight non-transferable players.

Taking into account that the squad this season consisted of 19 first-team footballers and that one of them, Arthur Melo, will not be sure of his transfer to Juventus, we are talking about a total of eleven players who have the transferable poster in the club. Namely: Neto, Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Alba, Junior, Braithwaite, Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Vidal, Umtiti and Luis Suárez. These eleven players are on the starting grid.

Some, as we anticipated in AS, are in pole position: Rakitic, Vidal, Braithwaite, Junior and Umtiti. These are the priorities of the club to give them an immediate exit.

Then the sacred cows will arrive. A minimum of two will leave the club. Luis Suárez is the one indicated by everyone, both because of his age and because he ends the contract next season. But also Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets could end up seeing themselves in the position of packing their bags. Even Piqué, who came to offer his head if necessary, does not have all of them with him about his future.

Renewal targets a minimum of nine players in total. Taking into account that Trincao, Pjanic and Pedri will almost certainly come to the first team, along with those of the Fati subsidiary, Riqui Puig and Ronald Araujo, we find that Koeman will have a minimum of three or four more signings ahead of him to undertake to complete your template.

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