The Catalan club is weighing all options for the summer transfer window, including the sale of some players.
The FC Barcelona is starting to consider selling players, as it faces difficulties in finding a new midfielder. The club needs to generate revenue quickly to be able to afford the midfielder that Xavi Hernández wants, and the money promised from the Libero Fund has not arrived.
Joan Laporta is in Dubai negotiating the matter, but the idea that some sales will be necessary is gradually taking shape. If not now in January, then at the end of the season. In this context, the Spanish newspaper As is focusing specifically on the players loaned out by the Catalan club.
Assets worth €85M
These transfers would not be enough, even if they all went through. But we are talking about players with a market value of €85M who are playing for other teams. Ansu Fati (Brighton), Lenglet (Aston Villa), Sergiño Dest (PSV), Julián Araújo (Las Palmas), Pablo Torre (Girona), and Eric Garcia (Girona).
These are players who have not been counted on by Xavi Hernández this season, and many of them have been linked with other European clubs for weeks. In any case, it is still early in the winter transfer market, and we need to be cautious, but there are expected to be movements soon.
The most likely sales are those of Ansu Fati and Lenglet. Ansu Fati is a highly rated young player who has been linked with a number of top clubs in Europe, including Manchester United and Liverpool. Lenglet is a former Barcelona player who has struggled to find his form at Tottenham Hotspur.
Dest, Araújo, Torre, and Garcia are all young players with potential, but they have not been able to break into the Barcelona first team. They could be sold to clubs where they would have more playing time.