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XAVI HAS DONE A GREAT 'CLEAN'

Lewandowski, Joao Félix... This is how Xavi renewed his lead since his arrival at Barça

Published:11/09/2023 - 14:53h

Updated:11/09/2023 - 14:54h

FC Barcelona has put together a great squad for the 2023/2024 season. Since Xavi took over as Barça technical director, he has been in charge of carrying out a restructuring that has involved the departure of several players, especially in the last third of the field

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Xavi arrived to the FC Barcelona in November of 2021, after the dismissal of Ronald Koeman and the interinato of Sergi Barjuan. Since, the technician of Terrassa, together with Joan Laporta and the Barcelona sportive direction, have carried out a true 'cleaning' in the staff culé, that has resulted in the exit of at least 19 players, being the front of attack one of the most attacked zones by the process of renewal.

After the market of summer 2023/2024, in which Ez Abde and Ousmane Dembélé were traspasados to the Real Betis and to the Paris Saint Germain respectively, and Ansu Fati was yielded to the Brighton, the team blaugrana remained without the last traces of that forward that had in 2021. Between the names that were find Yusuf Demir, Memphis Depay, Martin Braithwaite, Luuk of Jong, Sergio Agüero, Philippe Coutinho, Ilias Akhomach and Ferran Jutglà.

The 'cleaning' began in the winter of 2022

The changes in the forward began in 2022, when the technician of Terrassa could take part in his first window of wintry incorporations. In this moment, his first acquisitions were the at present stood out Ferran Torres of the Manchester City by 55 million euros more 10 in variables. Aunado To this, joined to the team of the City Condal so much Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, the one who arrived like free agent after leaving the Arsenal, as Adama Traoré, the one who was obtained through a loan of the Wolverhampton.

In this first period of transfers of the 'Was Xavi', the players that abandoned the team were Sergio Agüero, because of a regrettable problem of health that forced it to withdraw prematurely to the 33 years, the Austrian Yusuf Demir, the one who returned to the Rapid of Vienna after a little stood out loan, and Phillipe Coutinho, the one who was yielded to the Aston Villa with option of purchase that afterwards exerted in an operation that closed in 20 'kilos'.

The Barça gave the 'hit on the table' with the contractings of Raphinha and Lewandowski

The cessions so much of Adama Traoré as of Luuk of Jong did not renew and finalised on 30 June 2022, by what had to return to the Wolves and to the Seville respectively. Equally, in this market estival also did without Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, the one who was trasferido to Chelsea by 12 million euros at the beginning of September, and took advantage of to terminate the agreement of Martin Braithwaite, the one who went to the Espanyol. Besides, the square of the Catalan capital sent to Ferran Jutglá to the Club Witches by five 'kilos'.

The answers to these operations to reinforce this area of the field were two stellar signings: Raphinha, the one who arrived pertinent of the Leeds United by 58 million euros more seven in variables, and Robert Lewandowski, the one who joined from the Bayern Munich by 45 'kilos' more five in variables.

Xavi sealed the renewal of the forward this 2023

In 2023, added to the exits mentioned of Ez Abde, Ousmane Dembélé and Ansu Fati, also added the one of Memphis Depay, the one who went to the Athletic of Madrid by three million euros and one in bonuses, being missing less than half year so that it won his agreement. Besides, in the recent market of signings of summer, Ilias Akhomach directed to the Villarreal CF after not wanting to renew his agreement with the Barcelona team.

From this, for the season 2023/2024, Xavi has remained with an entirely renewed forward by him, with five names: Lewandowski, Raphinha, Ferran Torres, Joãor Félix, the one who arrived yielded of the Athletic of Madrid, and Lamine Yamal, the 'perla' of The Farm. In total, after the 22 months that carries like trainer of the Barça, has invested a figure of 158 million euros (180 if they add the different variables) and have obtained 86,9 'kilos' in sales, explaining the drops mentioned previously.

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