Outs before ins. That's the motto for all teams after coming through the pandemic years. With strict salary rules, clubs need to make space in their squads and if they can do so before June 30 with a big sale, even better. Barcelona are no exception in a market saturated with players and with little cash on the table. The club have been working on free transfers as they wait and see what happens with Haaland and have made advances, about all in defence. Christensen, Azpilicueta and Mazraoui could all arrive for nothing but players must also leave to be able to register them all. There are offers and they're working on it.
It's clear Barça need to sell and will try to move on players that are not featuring regularly. That's the priority and there are two players that catch the attention and could bring in around 50 million euros. They are Lenglet and Sergiño Dest. But for that to happen the players need to play their part, because neither of them have the intention of leaving Camp Nou even if they could get a better financial situation elsewhere.
There is no doubt that Lenglet's the most sell-able centre-back. The French international has been inconsistent at Barça but still has a good reputation. He is left-footed, excellent on the ball and a top professional. Newcastle United are crazy about him and they have serious money to invest following their take over. They wanted him in January but the project was unknown and there was the risk of relegation. They are going to stay up now, though, and the summer represents a different panoramic.
As for Dest, there's an interesting offer from Monaco. First as a loan, but now a transfer. And it seems interesting. Dest has been improving under Xavi. He knows his situation but will only leave for a top-level sporting project. We're approaching a vital stage of the transfer market, when signings are being negotiated for the summer, and Barça are well-placed in terms of incomings, but they also need sales more than ever.