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Xavi and Barcelona approach crucial weeks

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The next week is going to be crucial for Barcelona and Xavi as important decisions are to be made. The club starts its La Liga journey on 14th August and needs to finalize the squad before that. New Signings Kessie, Christensen, Lewandowski, Raphinha, and Kounde have to be registered in La Liga before that time. But it would not be possible if the club does not reduce its wage bill. The salary structure of Barcelona is massively overdone by the previous board.

Reports say that the club has 33 players at the moment. But they can only register 25 of them. Barcelona will also keep in mind the potential signings of Marcos Alonso and Bernardo Silva. The club knows that hey have to cut down the excess players at the club. The likes of Neto, Mingueza, and Puig have already left. But it still does not make room for new signings to be registered.

Xavi has informed Depay, Umtiti, and Braithwaite that it makes sense for them to find a new club. As for the youngsters, Nico Gonzalez and Alejandro Balde have been told to leave on loan for their development. Ez Abde has also been told the same. Barca are trying to offload as much dead wood as they can. But negotiations still have to be started on the player’s side. Frenkie De Jong is also not getting a clear vision of his future.

Barcelona have excess players in all positions

The current Barcelona side looks too good to be true. Xavi has all the signings he wanted. He has informed those players who he believes have no future at the club. The club currently have 3 goalkeepers with Ter Stegen the No.1 choice. In defence, Marcos Alonso’s signing will make it 8, excluding Umtiti. The midfield position is also loaded with players. There are currently 8 midfielders at the club, with Nico Gonzalez advised going on loan.

The attack seems to be the most charismatic as well as problematic. The likes of Depay and Braithwaite have been told that leaving is the best option for them. Aubameyang may also add a surprise at the end with Chelsea interested in him. Apart from that, Lewandowski is the newest addition to the side. The coming days are going to be crucial days for Xavi and Barcelona.

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