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XAVI AND MATEU GERMANY, REALISTS

Barça's complex panorama to plan the 2022-23 squad

Published:28/06/2022 - 01:49h

Updated:28/06/2022 - 01:49h

FC Barcelona is close to starting the 2022 preseason with a very complex panorama. On Monday, Xavi Hernández and Mateu Alemany held a 'summit' to discuss the planning of the squad, which left little encouraging conclusions

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Xavi Hernández advanced a week his turn to the work to sustain a 'summit' with Mateu Alemany and Jordi Cruyff regarding the planning of the staff for the 2022-23. To few days of the beginning of the pre-season, the panorama is complex and so much the technical body like the sportive direction are realistic on the financial actuality of the FC Barcelona, which conditions the arrival of reinforcements and the exit of descartes in summer.

For the directive, the priorities are very clear, so much in the economic as in the sportive. This week, the club expects ingresar near of 200 million euros to box by the sale of 10% of the television rights for the next 25 years. This money will give break to the club to close the exercise 2021-22 and can manage the arrival of the first reinforcements of the season, such is the case of Franck Kessié and Andreas Christensen.

Of the same way, Joan Laporta has clear the signings that prioritises the technician egarense: Robert Lewandowski and Jules Koundé. Both signings are to 'shot', but for now there is not money to go to by them. It is as well as the directive expects to concretise the sales of 49% of the Barça Licensing and Merchandising (BLM) and of Frenkie Of Jong to amortise the negative heritage of the club (-450 million euros) with around 400 'kilos'.

However, Alemany was clear with Xavi. These 'crowbars' will take his time and, for the moment, all the negotiations are in the air. Even the future of players like Riqui Puig, Francisco Trincao, Óscar Mingueza. Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite is totally uncertain, since his exits depend, at the same time, of the quantity of reinforcements that attain to concretise.

Azpilicueta And Marcos Alonso, priorities 'feasible'

In front of the fault of liquidity, the directive works in options 'to low cost', as sucedió with the incorporations of Kessié and Christensen. In this sense, César Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso are two options that the Barça manages from does months and that expect to concretise in July. Contrary case occurs with reinforcements like Raphinha and Bernardo Silva, whose traspasos suppose a cost to the cual the directive, in these moments, has very few possibilities to manage.

The true is that Xavi will begin the pre-season the next week with more doubts that certainties regarding the staff with which the club will debut in LaLiga 2022-23 around the middle of August. The panorama is complex, but the club keeps the positivism. It does fault a lot of money to go out advance and everything depends of the success of the 'crowbars' approved by the directive. In the meantime, it will be necessary to work with what there is.

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