Christensen not for sale but Barça will listen to offers for Kessie

Christensen not for sale but Barça will listen to offers for Kessie

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The Catalan club are prepared to sell Kessie to fund signings elsewhere

Barcelona strengthened their squad last summer with, among other players, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie, two players who arrived on free transfers and did not cost the club a single euro. This summer, the sporting management intends to reinforce the squad again to give Xavi an even more competitive team, which does not only aspire to win the league, as looks set to happen this season, but can also fight for success in Europe.

In order to achieve the desired reinforcements, including the return of Leo Messi, the club must raise 200 million euros, most of which must come from the sale of players and a reduction in costs and salaries. And here we go back to the beginning, to the names of Christensen and Kessie, because they are two players who would give a significant return, because since they arrived for free, everything that can be earned in transfer fees would represent a profit for the club.

The members of the sporting management have spoken about these two names with the members of the coaching staff. And Xavi has been very clear. The coach wants to keep Christensen, despite the fact that Barça have already signed another centre-back for next season, Iñigo Martínez. However, there is a green light for the departure of Kessie, a player who has a good reputation in Italy and who may also receive proposals from the Premier League.


Xavi does not want to lose, and will not lose, Christensen because he believes that, with the Dane, Barça have made a qualitative leap in defence. The former Chelsea player, when he has not been injured, has had a great performance throughout the season. With good positioning and good ball control, he has been a good complement to Ronald Araujo. In addition, he has allowed Koundé to cover the weakened right-back position for many games. Xavi is clear. If the objective is to have an even more competitive squad, Barça cannot afford to lose players like Christensen, key in their position.

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It's different with Kessie. The performance of the Ivorian has not been bad, but he has not managed to unseat the starters and has not even managed to be a starter when players like Pedri or De Jong have been injured. Xavi does believe that he has the inside midfield position well covered with the players he already has and to whom he aspires to add Gündogan. Therefore, Kessie is on the market for a good amount to facilitate the arrival of other players. The hope is to cash in on him -- and a couple of other players.

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