Mercato: FC Barcelona launches huge project

Mercato: FC Barcelona launches huge project

Still sounded by its elimination in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, FC Barcelona wants to hit hard this summer. Behind the scenes, the Catalan team is already working to prepare next season.
A blow of club. FC Barcelona fell from very high last Tuesday against AS Roma while undergoing a reassembly. The Blaugranas have therefore come out in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after having led two of his biggest mercatos this season. Camp Nou residents spent about € 300 million to treat themselves to Ousmane Dembélé, Paulinho, Nelson Semedo and Philippe Coutinho. Despite this, the Barcelonians have experienced a huge disillusionment in the Champions League. Thus, they would already be working behind the scenes to prepare for next season. Mundo Deportivo explains that Barça wants to inject new blood into its workforce by bringing competition into attack.
The profile of Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) is the one that would please the most internally. The Iberian club wants something that brings goals, what Neymar (PSG party) was doing when he was present and what Ousmane Dembélé does not necessarily do, more considered as a player who dribbles and brings percussion, and what less this year Luis Suarez in the Champions League according to MD . Grizi would be the big summer priority. In midfield, Barcelona would like something that allows for possession. Arthur (Gremio), for which Barça has reached an agreement for an option to purchase , would have been approached for this reason. In defense, the names of Clement Lenglet (Sevilla FC) and Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax Amsterdam) were mentioned recently.
Nine players concerned from near and far by a departure
These tracks would be followed especially in case of departures. Indeed, it should also move in this area of ​​play during the summer of 2018. The future of Samuel Umtiti is at the heart of the debate. The former Lyonnais is discussing prolongation with his club. But the discussions drag on because the international tricolor would like a revaluation of his salary. Several clubs including Manchester United are willing to pay its 60 million euro clause. But the defender under contract until 2021 clearly enters the plans of Valverde and Barça. This should be settled around a table if everything goes in order. However, Thomas Vermaelen, whose contract ends in a year, is not sure to be there. If he served this year, the Catalans would doubt the one who was often injured in the past. The Yerry Mina case should be studied.
AS explains that it could be lent to have time, especially with the arrival of Arthur it will be necessary to release a place of extracommunity. For its part, Mundo Deportivo said that Barça is counting on him and wants to make a taulier of his defense in the coming years. The future of Lucas Digne would also raise some questions. The Iberian club would like to keep it next year, the time to prepare the youth of the club to occupy the position of lining. AS ensures that the player could consider going elsewhere to be titular. Andrés Iniesta, who is likely to join China, would be good. Finally, Denis Suarez, Aleix Vidal or the flops Paco Alcacer and André Gomes will not be retained during the transfer window. Regarding the Portuguese, Juventus, Tottenham and Liverpool are interested. Nine players could be more or less affected by a departure from Barça this summer. More than an elimination, the “romatada” should upset the mercato blaugranas at all levels.

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