Reports suggest Barcelona might be looking to load off 14 of their players in this summer transfer window due to bad financial conditions because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
They had a pretty poor performance at the end of the season as they were out of the Champions League in the round of 16 against PSG. After the draw against Levante, they are now mathematically out of the La Liga title race.
Barcelona is working on the restructuring of the workforce. This is due to the difficulties and the devastating effects of the pandemic. They had downgraded the wages and mass fired already to force the readjustment of salaries.
They have now decided to load of 14 of their current players. The players that Barcelona has put up for transfer are Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho, Neto, Miralem Pjanic, Antonio Griezmann, Martin Braithwaite, and many others.
It is believed that some of the players may be sold and some loaned out for the next season.
Barcelona and their new transfer strategy
After seeing Barcelona’s poor performance at the end of the season it is clear that they need a new game plan.
They are almost lacking in every position on the field and they need to make some changes to challenge in European Football.
It seems they have already started to walk on that path as they have decided to offload the ineffective players. Barcelona needs some effective players for next season.
Currently, it seems they are focusing on their attack and defend as they are linked with some forwards and defenders. They have likely prioritized the attack as they are in need of a natural striker after letting Luis Suarez leave.
Barcelona is believed to be signing free agents due to a shortage of funds. Players such as Sergio Aguero or Memphis Depay may be joining next season to bolster the attack.
They are also close to signing Manchester City player Eric Garcia for their backline. The signing may be announced after the Champions League final.
Barcelona has also been linked with some heavy targets such as Erling Haaland. But the club needs more funds to make the move a reality.