Andreas Christensen, Joan Laporta and Jordi Cruyff


The market for free players will once again be key for Barça 23/24

Published:27/03/2023 - 13:54h

Updated:27/03/2023 - 16:19h

FC Barcelona's folders are practically tied to players who may be released in the summer. This type of bargains ensure greater freedom for the club within its already complicated wage bill.

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The FC Barcelona surely will carry the cat to the water in LaLiga this season, and has all very directed to be in the final of the Glass of Rey. Being the first season of Xavi Hernández in the Barcelona bench, a national doublet would be an absolute success, adding besides the triumph in the Supercopa. However, the staff has to follow improving.

The two European failures in the current course added to the pair of the past campaign, by what is compulsory that the Barça can compete in the following Champions League, as long as the UEFA do not act of unilateral form with some sanction. But thinking netamente in the sportive, in the Camp Nou have clear that it is necessary to look for formulas of all type to be able to reinforce the first team.

The signings free, an obligation

In the entity are analysing of doors inside each cost to the detail to be able to facilitate the task to Mateu Alemany and Jordi Cruyff, that are working to incorporate between five or six reinforcements in the next market from 1 June. Thus they assume that between three and four of these new signings will have to be to cost zero and with a very adjusted wage, that can not be excessively high because the big index cards affect directly to the 'fair play' financial of LaLiga.

Right now the club has to recess still around 200 million euros of mass salarial and still has slope the registrations of Gavi, Araujo, Marcos Alonso, Sergi Roberto. Besides, also they are the renewals under way of Alejandro Balde and Sergio Busquets and in the case that both concretise in these last two months of season will have to can include with the patronal.

Competitive profiles, but without price of traspaso

It is thus that the profile of Iñigo Martínez, that finish agreement with the Athletic, adapts perfectly to what is looking for to the Barça for the next course. Likewise, there are other names on the table although in the club culé are conscious that they also will have to do good sales to be able to free mass salarial. The priority is in the midfield, in addition to a side, a central and a forward.

Ilkay Gündogan Is the mediocampista that more chevrons has right now to arrive, although he has the key in his hands when accepting that it will not be able to earn a so important index card. In the line of attack the name of Marcus Thuram is a perfect option, since it can be leading centre or extreme, although in the right side this type of 'bargains' do not abound for this summer.

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