Barcelona’s new board have their work cut out over the coming weeks. The new Joan Laporta-led regime know that, in order to attract players like Erling Haaland and to construct a side that can compete in Europe once more, players need to be shipped out.
However, with the pandemic reducing the income of other clubs and, more significantly, with the enormous amortisations of certain players, this will be difficult.
Here comes a look at a few of the players who might be moved on in an ideal scenario, but who might prove difficult to get rid of for the price Barcelona require.
Miralem Pjanic has failed to adapt to Barcelona since his arrival last summer, and would ordinarily be moved on in the summer.
However, his 60 million euro arrival means that the amortisation cost remaining is 45m euros, a sum no club is willing to pay. So this sale looks impossible.
If Laporta is able to bring in Haaland and Sergio Aguero, it could signify the end for Antoine Griezmann in a Barcelona shirt.
However, with his original 120m euros transfer fee meaning there are still 72m remaining in amortisation, this will be an extremely difficult manoeuvre to pull off. Continue reading