Barcelona activating the first economic lever alleviated their financial concerns to a certain level and allowed them to go ahead with the signings of Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen.
The club are working toward selling the remaining 15% of the TV rights, the revenue from which will further enable them to go after their desired targets. However, at the same time, the Catalans will need to sell players to make room for new arrivals on the wage bill and raise more funds.
And, a new report from SPORT has provided an update on Barcelona’s plans with regards to their player sales this summer. It states that the Blaugrana hope to raise a little over €150 million from selling players in the ongoing transfer window.
Barça have already brought in €25 million from the sales of Philippe Coutinho and Ferran Jutgla. Clement Lenglet has left on loan and will not be bringing in any fee, while Rey Manaj’s departure was also a free transfer.
But Barcelona hope to fetch €10 million from Sporting CP for Francisco Trincao, while they have slapped a valuation of €5 million on Oscar Mingueza and €8 million on Martin Braithwaite.
Memphis Depay’s future is also uncertain as the Catalans are closing in on the signings of Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele. The Dutchman is carrying a price tag of €20 million, while his compatriot Frenkie de Jong will likely fetch €80 million if his transfer to Manchester United or Chelsea goes through.
Sergino Dest is another player who is being linked with an exit, with Barcelona setting an asking price of €20 million on the USMNT defender.
The Blaugrana could also stand to make a sum of around €4 million from a sell-on clause inserted in the contract of Jean-Clair Todibo who could leave OGC Nice this summer.
All these potential sales, at the price tags that Barcelona expect, could help them make as much as €152 million. Whether they can get their desired values for the players on sale is the big question though.