Xavi Hernandez is doing well so far at Barcelona. Thanks to his cold hands, Blaugrana can return to compete in the top flight LaLiga. Xavi’s success is of course inseparable from the transfer strategy he did last winter.
Talking about the transfer market, Xavi is predicted to be actively recruiting new players next summer. In addition, he will also release some of his players. Which players will be sold? Here’s the review!
1. Memphis Depay
Memphis Depay joined Barcelona in the summer of 2021. The Dutchman at that time was signed on a free transfer. He appeared quite impressive when he was coached by Ronald Koeman. However, the player was not always the first choice under Xavi Hernandez.
Depay lost to three new players, namely Ferran Torres, Adama Traore and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. According to some reports, PSV Eindhoven are desperate to bring Depay back to the Dutch competition in the summer of 2022.
2. Sergi Roberto
Sergi Roberto is a product of Barcelona’s academy, La Masia. This versatile player was promoted to the first team caste in 2013. So far he has made 316 appearances and scored 12 goals. In addition, his contract will expire at Camp Nou on June 30, 2022.
That means, Roberto has the potential to leave for free in the summer of 2022. Moreover, he has not signed a new contract with Barcelona until now. Arsenal are reportedly one of the clubs interested in the 30-year-old player.
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3. Ousmane Dembele
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Ousmane Dembele’s status as a Barcelona player is only a few months away. The reason is, the former Borussia Dortmund player’s contract will expire on June 30, 2022. So far there are no signs that Dembele will extend his contract at Camp Nou.
Though, management Blaugrana had offered him a new contract several times. Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly been monitoring Dembele’s situation and are willing to sign him in the summer of 2022.
4. Philippe Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho decided to leave Camp Nou in January 2022. The Brazilian midfielder chose to join Aston Villa on loan for six months. In the Premier League competition, he was able to adapt quickly.
The former Inter Milan player showed an impressive performance under the tutelage of Steven Gerrard. Of the 7 matches played, Coutinho was able to create 3 goals and 3 goals assist. If you look at his performance, it is very likely that Coutinho will be made permanent by Aston Villa at the end of the 2021/2022 season.
5. Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Marc-Andre ter Stegen has played for Barcelona since 2014. At that time, the German goalkeeper was signed from Borussia Monchengladbach. Currently he has become one of the best goalkeepers in Europe’s top competition.
From 311 games with Barcelona, ter Stegen has created 123 clean sheets. Despite appearing slick, Xavi reportedly wants to find a new goalkeeper in the summer of 2022. This of course has the potential to make Stegen sold to another club.
By selling them, Xavi will get fresh additional funds in the summer of 2022. This nominal can be used to recruit a number of new players needed according to his strategy.
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