Barcelona Hope To Raise £250 Million In Players Sales To Make New Signings
Barcelona are hoping to bring in around £250 million in player sales in the summer to balance their books, as well as to make new signings.
The club have already acquired the services of Dutch starlet Frenkie de Jong for £64 million.
Frenkie de Jong, announced.
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- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 23, 2019
But the La Liga leaders continue to monitor new talent ahead of the summer transfer window.
They're eyeing up the likes of Matthijs de Ligt, Luka Jovic and Antoine Griezmann.
It seems like Matthijs de Ligt will be joining his bestfriend Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona after turning down a number of Europe's biggest clubs. Bartomeu is making Barça Dutch again. [@MHChehade] pic.twitter.com/Hwhyn47ggi
- barcacentre (@barcacentre) March 20, 2019
Though Barcelona will need to make room for new additions. They want to raise £250 million in player sales to free up space for new signings according to ESPN.
The report suggests Philippe Coutinho, Samuel Umtiti and Ivan Rakitic could all be on the chopping block not to mention other players who do not feature for the club.
Coutinho, Umtiti and Rakitic aren't the only players who could be departing the Camp Nou.
Malcom, Rafinha, Jasper Cillessen, Andre Gomes and Denis Suarez are also in danger of being sold once the market reopens.
Coutinho remains subject to intense transfer speculation, with Manchester United reportedly keeping tabs on his situation ahead of tabling an offer at the end of the season.
As mentioned earlier, Barcelona have identified Griezmann as a replacement.
They continue to be strongly linked with De Jong's Ajax teammate De Ligt, too. Jovic, who's enjoying a prolific campaign at Eintracht Frankfurt, is another transfer target for Barcelona.
It's expected to be a hectic summer window for Barcelona with a bunch of players set to leave and enter the club.