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Barça's 'overbooking' complicates the start of the season

Published:3/08/2022 - 10:02h

Updated:3/08/2022 - 12:44h

Barça will have up to 32 players in its first training session after the tour of the United States, which far exceeds the limit of 25 players set by LaLiga for the start of the campaign

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After two days and half of rest after turns it by the United States, the FC Barcelona will return to the trainings this Wednesday in the Sportive City Joan Gamper. In fact, this will be the first time that Xavi Hernández will have the complete group, including the new signings, the players of the filial with dynamics of the first team and the descartes.

To the 19.00 hours will start the session where will coincide Robert Lewandowski, Jules Koundé, Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessié and Raphinha, in addition to the 'renewed' Ousmané Dembélé and Sergi Roberto. However, the technician will have a problem that will affect to the Barça for the start of the season the next 13 August: the 'overbooking' of players that exceeds the limit allowed by LaLiga.

The club has to have a maximum of 25 footballers for the start of the campaign, what will be impossible at least for the training of this Wednesday. To the signings and 'refichajes' add them 'Ez' Abde, Alejandro Balde and Pablo Tower, those who integrate the filial but that they will be taken in account by the trainer. Besides, also Miralem Pjanic, Iñaki Crag and Álex Hill, that were yielded the past season and have gone back to incorporate to the staff.

Finally, they will be the transferibles Riqui Puig, Martin Braithwaite, Samuel Umtiti and Net Walled, those who in spite of not being summoned to turns it of pre-season in North America still have not found a new destination. With all they adding to the regular members, will be a total of 32 footballers those that will be today gathered under the orders of Xavi, seven more than which will be able to explain for the beginning suspender belt.

'Operation gone out'

Today it will be able to be a key day so that the Barcelona step advance and invite to the descartes to go out of the club, already was training in solitary or in a different schedule. The newspaper 'Sportive World' ensures that so much in the sportive direction as in the technical body exists unrest to them, because from May that know that they have to find another team and some have not done the minimum effort by movilizarse.

Only Clément Lenglet, Óscar Mingueza, Francisco Trincao, Rey Manaj and Moussa Wague have found accommodate far of Catalonia, by what there is a long way for visiting. Still they are on the table the signings of César Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso and Bernardo Silva, by what Frenkie of Jong, Memphis Depay and Sergiño Dest keep in the ramp of exit. It will be a 'puzle' difficult to resolve for a Barcelona group that hardly has 10 days of margin to work.

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