Much like last year, FC Barcelona are experiencing a familiar problem of offloading unwanted stars in the upcoming summer transfer window.
In light of the club’s ongoing financial difficulties, the Blaugrana are determined to get rid of some of their unwanted stars in order to balance the books. The players in question are Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres and possibly even last summer’s signing, Raphinha.
However, as reported by MARCA, Barcelona are facing a major challenge in their bid to sell these players. It appears neither of the three attackers have any intention of leaving Camp Nou ahead of the new season.
Ansu Fati, for one, wants to fight for his place in the team next season and has informed his representative, Jorge Mendes, of remaining at Camp Nou. The Portuguese superagent has tried his best to convince the player to jump ship this summer but to no avail.
Barcelona are facing a similar situation with Ferran. The former Manchester City starlet has failed to live up to the expectations since joining the club in early 2022. In light of his struggles, the club want to offload him this summer, even for a cut-price deal.
But Ferran has shown no desire to leave Camp Nou. He remains determined to prove himself to Xavi Hernandez, despite his mediocre performances over the past year and a half.
Raphinha, meanwhile, is facing a delicate situation. The Brazilian’s preference is to remain at Camp Nou, but even if Barcelona do manage to find a suitor for the attacker, they will not be able to make much of a profit, having only signed him last summer.
The Catalans have a considerable part of the winger’s transfer fee to be amortised, so offloading him this summer would not make much sense.
As for other Barcelona players made available on the market, they do not have many suitors. This includes players such as Samuel Umtiti and Sergino Dest. The club, therefore, have no choice but to offload them for a very low sum.
Players who have a market, however, are considered untouchable by Barça. This includes Gavi, Ronald Araujo and even Frenkie de Jong, who has recently become a target for Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel.