Already this summer at FC Barcelona there was a revolution in individuals. Up to six players left the club: Dani Alves, Pierre-Eric Aubameyang, Martin Braithwaite, Philippe Coutinho, Oscar Mingusa and Ricky Puig, and on loan they are: Sergio Dest, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti, Nico Gonzalez and Francisco Trincao.
Barcelona legends will leave the club?
Everything indicates that next summer may be high in the transfer market F.C.B. According to the Spanishsports“Because three club legends and a captain can say goodbye to the club: Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets. The first has been playing for FC Barcelona for fourteen years and has appeared up to 607 times, Alba – ten years (433) matches), and Busquets is a local, who joined the club in 2005 and has already played 684 games.
Pique and Alba have a big problem this season in the starting lineup. They both have a lot of competition. At the heart of the defense, besides Pique, could play four valuable players: Uruguayan Ronald Araujo, Spain’s Eric Garcia and two players brought this summer: French Jules Conde (from Seville) and Denmark’s Andreas Christensen (from Chelsea). In Barcelona’s eight matches so far, Pique has played only twice – by far the least of all the midfielders. There is no indication that his status at the club will change, so you have to get used to the fact that he will only watch matches from the bench. Pique’s departure will also be beneficial for club activists, as he is one of the most profitable players in the team.
Jordi Alba is not in much better shape. The 33-year-old left-back received an offer this summer to go on loan to Italian runners-up Inter Milan. However, he decided to stay in the club. Alba is so far losing the competition for the left-back to the extremely talented 19-year-old Alex Baldy, who has already earned three assists in five matches and is doing very well! In addition, Marcos Alonso has been brought in from Chelsea and it is likely that Xavi will give him more chances than Albe.
Both Pique and Alba have contracts valid until the end of June 2024. According to information from the Catalan daily newspaper “Sport”, Barcelona club officials would like to bid farewell to both players after the end of the current season. If they both decided to stay, they probably wouldn’t be able to count on playing on Eleven Rules.
Sergio Busquets may also leave the club next season, which, unlike Pique and Alba, plays often (five matches, all in the starting lineup). The more his contract expires after the end of this season. The midfielder agreed more than a month ago to cut his salary to financially support the club, but he has no plans to extend his contract, which expires next year. According to journalists, Inter Miami will be interested in the transfer of the midfielder. The team is owned by David Beckham.
Busquets will also struggle to play regularly with each new season. He is 34 years old, and in addition to this, there is a lot of competition in the midfield of FC Barcelona. Pedri, Jaffe, Frank Casey and Frankie de Jong could play the role, and talented Nico Gonzalez is on loan to Valencia.
Barcelona is runner-up after six rounds La Liga. He has sixteen points (five wins and one draw), two less than the Real Madrid captain. In the Champions League, after two rounds, Barcelona has three points and is in second place. Leading Bayern Munich (six points).
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