Barcelona has been eliminated from the UEFA Champions League for the second successive season from the group stage. Last season, Benfica had beaten Barcelona to qualification and this season, Inter Milan has taken the second spot in a tough group involving Bayern Munich.
Due to the early exit from the European competition, the Blaugrana is set to take a hit financially. As a result of this, the club can possibly look to sell some players in the coming transfer windows. The club has given up a part of their future earnings to help them with the transfer budget.
A few players have not been extensively used by the manager, Xavi Hernandez, and can be sold to raise funds. The club may need to do so to ensure long-term financial stability. The Blaugrana cannot keep foregoing a part of their future earnings continuously. The economic levers are not resolving the issue but only postponing the issue.
Barcelona should sell the players surplus to requirements
Franck Kessie and Ferran Torres are two signings that the club has not used a lot. The Ivorian midfielder joined on a free transfer from AC Milan this summer. However, the Spanish winger was an expensive acquisition from Manchester City in the January transfer window.
The Spaniard played an important role in the latter half of the last season under Xavi Hernandez. However, since the summer acquisition of Raphinha and the return of Ansu Fati, the winger has been scarcely used by the Blaugrana.
Similarly, Franck Kessie has not contributed much to the progress so far this season and the midfielder seems surplus to requirements. Jordi Alba has also fallen down the pecking order since the signing of Marcos Alonso and the emergence of Alejandre Balde.
The club should look to sell the aforementioned players as they are occupying unnecessary space on the wage bill. Barcelona can actually benefit from the funds that can be raised from the sale of these players both in the short and long term!!
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