Barcelona ‘must eliminate eight first-team players’

Barcelona are set to eliminate up to eight players after La Liga rejected their attempts to register their summer signings.

Barcelona administrator xavier should have removed up to eight players from his first team in order to register their new signings.

Despite their well-documented financial problems, Barcelona have not been averse to big deals in the transfer market, spending over £100m to acquire Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde.

Andreas Christensen and Frank Kessie also arrived as free agents, while a small fee was paid to Racing Santander for the 19-year-old’s services Pablo Torre.

Barcelona newcomers have featured prominently in the club’s pre-season spell but the Blaugrana have reportedly failed to register their new signings with La Liga for the next campaign.

Joan Laporta tried to ease Barcelona’s financial problems by selling off some of their TV rights and the club’s partnership with Spotify, but the Blaugrana still need to do more to line up their new faces in La Liga.

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According The mirrorBarcelona will be forced to part ways with no fewer than eight first-team players over the next few weeks, with La Liga only allowing the Catalan giants to register a 25-man squad.

Moreover, with Barcelona’s wage bill currently standing at €560m (£472.6m), Barcelona must strive to reduce it by a further €160m (£135m). .

A plethora of unwanted names have already left the Camp Nou this summer, with Oscar Mingueza, Riqui Puig, Philippe Coutinho, Moussa Wague, Rey Manaj, Ferran Jutgla and Francisco Trincao anything goes.

None of Dani Alves, Adama Traore Where Luuk de Jong is still in the books either, while Clement Lenglet joined Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan, but further departures are imminent.

Manchester United are not giving up hope of a big money transfer for Frankie de Jongthe Red Devils have reportedly agreed to a fee of around £72m to bring the Dutchman to Old Trafford.

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong in action in July 2022© Reuters

However, the Dutch international continues to resist Barcelona’s efforts to push him out the door as the club still owe him up to £14million in deferred wages.

In the back, goalkeeper neto are said to be in talks over a move to Bournemouth, while Gerard pricks and Samuel UmtitiThe time spent at the club could lengthen after the arrivals of Christensen and Kounde.

Back right Sergino Dest has also been linked with a departure, but Xavi’s lack of options in this area of ​​the pitch could see the USA international stay, and it remains to be seen whether Miralem Pjanic will be part of the team’s plans moving forward.

Strikers Martin Braithwaite and Memphis Depay they are generally expected to leave after falling down the pecking order, and the Barcelona hierarchy are said to be open to offloading Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid interest from Chelsea.

Barcelona have yet to close the checkbook, and a deal to be made Marcos Alonso it is believed that the Chelsea club is close to being finished.

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