Ronald Koeman’s future at Barcelona remains up in the air, as the club find themselves neck-deep in transfer activity. However, the speculation regarding Sergi Roberto’s future at the club has now taken another turn, as the club will let him go if Koeman stays, as per journalist Toni Juanmarti.
As it stands, multiple reports have confirmed that Koeman is most likely to stay at Barcelona. The most obvious hint is the one president Joan Laporta dropped during Sergio Aguero’s presentation. Although, his continuity may be owing more to the fact that no suitable alternatives have been found for the Dutchman.
This does not bode well for Sergi Roberto if the aforementioned reports are true. The midfielder turned right-back has been in the line of fire from fans and now the club as well, by the looks of things, for quite some time, and it looks like his time at Barcelona is very close to the end.
Roberto has been struggling with faltering form and constant injuries this season, and currently looks like a clear name on the list of expendables. Meanwhile, Ronald Koeman’s continuity will be decided in the upcoming meetings very soon.
It looks like the coach has the board’s backing for now, considering they have brought in Eric Garcia as a defensive reinforcement, and are pursuing Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay. These are all players Koeman has asked for vocally in the past.
One would imagine that following his first season, he will be backed in the market as far as possible to ensure more success in the 21-22 campaign. Although we can be fairly certain that it is his last chance.