The club needs to make coins on the quick sharp
FC Barcelona's sporting management needs to get money from the back of the sofa to strengthen Xavi Hernández's team and face all of next season's objectives with greater belief.
With the problem of financial fair-play, it is also very important to make the best possible sales and although traditionally the club has not made a lot of money from the players it sends out, with the players on loan this summer they may have an extra ‘lever’ to raise money.
One of the transfers that could bring in the most cash is that of Clement Lenglet. The French defender went on loan to Tottenham without an option to buy but the Londoners are satisfied with his performance and want to keep him on loan. Negotiations have begun, although the crisis he has been going through since he was left out of the Champions League is delaying everything.
But the Catalan club hopes to get around 15 million euros for his transfer, or an amount that comes close to it. It would be a good transfer and they would also save a significant fee.
Another player on loan is Sergiño Dest. His performance at Milan has not been good and he will be sent back to Barcelona. The club will have to look for a new destination for him, either on loan or on transfer. According to Transfermarkt, he has a market value of 12 million euros, but the Blaugrana would sell him for less. In any case, they hope to get money for the winger.
Nico has not been able to play as much as he had hoped for at Valencia either. He was a request of Gatusso but he injured his foot and was out for a while. He should return to Barça but here it will be very difficult for him to play because they want to reinforce the midfield with three players (Messi, Gündogan and Ruben Neves or Amrabat).
Renewed until 2026, he can leave again on loan, although it will be necessary to meet with him to see what his intentions are for the future. Because if Barça can't finally sign everything they want, he might have a place in the squad. But he already knows that he will have to be a substitute in many games.
Collado has not had a good year at Elche either (they have been relegated) and the club does not count on him either. They will have to find a new destination for him, either in La Liga or abroad.
Umtiti is having a good season at Lecce but the centre-back position is more than covered in Xavi's Barça. In addition, Iñigo Martínez will come on a free transfer. The Catalan giants are hoping that the continuity the Frenchman has enjoyed in the Italian league will lead to clubs asking for him and that they are willing to pay a certain amount to take him.
Obviously they already know that they will not be able to get much for him, but a small transfer plus the savings on his wage bill would be like water off a duck's back for the club's management. If a sale is not possible, they will look for a loan to a team that will pay 100% of his fee.
TODIBO AND TRINCAO
Sporting Club, once the permanence was achieved, paid the seven million euros of the purchase option that was set when they got the loan of Trincao. At the moment, Barça has already collected 10 million. But it could be more because the Lisbon club could try to do business with the good offers they are receiving for the player.
Barça reserved 50% of a future transfer so they could still recover a little more than the 31 million euros he cost them.
The same applies to Todibo. The Catalan club reserved 20% of a future sale and Nice are receiving many offers from the Premier League for the player. There was even speculation that PSG were also thinking about him. In any case, if the French sell him for a high amount, Barça will take 20%. Not much of a joke.
ABDE, THE UNKNOWN
Of all the loaned players, he is the one who has more options to stay in Xavi's squad. His loan to Osasuna has been a success and he has made merits to stay in the first team. But it is also true that if a good offer arrives for him, Barça might listen to it.
The Moroccan's agent has sounded out clubs in the Premier League and may receive an important proposal. So a sale of the player would also be an injection of money.