Although Barcelona have not yet announced the extension of Leo Messi’s contract, the club continues to build the squad for the upcoming season. In the Catalan “sport” analyzed the next steps of the trophy holder and determined that the ultimate goal of the club is first of all to reduce expenses by departing players, with the coming week being critical in this sector.
In addition, Spain claim that Barcelona are interested in strengthening in three different positions in the current transfer window: left-back, midfielder and striker. The three positions that Barcelona are interested in strengthening it want to do with players who will come in free transfers, and it will definitely be a difficult challenge. To cut spending and free up money for new signings, the Catalans are trying to lead to the departure of a number of high-paid players who are having a hard time making a mark on the team like Miralem Pjanic, Samuel Omititi, Filippa Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann.
The Bosnian midfielder has been mentioned as a candidate to return to Juventus in a trade that will send Arun Ramsey to Barcelona, but a team from the Camp Nou are not interested in Welshman with the high salary. The Bosnian did not reach an agreement with Barcelona but his departure, but the club meanwhile continue to look for solutions in his case.
Griezmann’s name came up in the context of a return to Atletico Madrid in a trade that will land Seoul at the Camp Nou, but it seems that this deal is far from closed. The Colchoneros midfielder wants to leave the Spanish capital, but it seems he would prefer to leave for England, where he has a number of offers with a higher salary than he would receive in Barcelona, if and when he gets there.
Meanwhile, the Catalans have marked Renato Sanchez Malil as a solution in the link-up, and the Portuguese may come on loan with a purchase obligation. Coach Ronald Koeman wants to add an experienced left-back in light of Junior Pirpo’s move to Leeds, while a striker is set to join due to the imminent departure of Martin Braithwaite to the English league.