Renewing Dembele, renting out Kuniao and Umtiti: What might happen to Barcelona’s January transfer window?

Barcelona have already signed Ferran Torres, but before the end of the month, the Nou Camp should have a lot of transfer activities.

So far, the Barcelona season has been a disaster for all to see.

During the winter break, they ranked seventh in La Liga, trailing leaders Real Madrid by 18 points, and were eliminated in the Champions League group stage and need to play in the UEFA Europa League qualifying round.

Coman’s dismissal of get out of class and Harvey’s arrival have brought optimism to the club, but continued injury problems and the recent outbreak have left Barcelona in a vulnerable state as it enters 2022.

Depay’s performance in the frontcourt is not convincing in the summer, and it does not seem to be suitable for the tactical system that Harvey likes, and Aguero retires early due to a heart problem.

Luke De Jong has been criticized, the young player Demir on loan is ready to leave, and Eric Garcia, who signed in the summer, is still adapting.

Therefore, Barcelona urgently needs reinforcements at both ends of the stadium, only Araujo’s performance in the central defender position is convincing, and scoring has always been a big problem for Barcelona.

Since Harvey took office, Barcelona have played more purposefully and intentionally, but they are still struggling. They have not seized the opportunities they created. The team still has a lot of room for improvement.

Potential to join

Barcelona have signed Ferran Torres from Manchester City for 55 million euros, but need to cut spending to register the frontcourt generalist.

The deal highlights the club’s unstable financial situation and provides a useful guide in predicting which other players may join in January. In fact, it is clear that Barcelona will want to acquire players on short-term loan, and maybe add a buyout option in the summer.

Morata is a goal and the club has confirmed this, although Barcelona will have to be creative again to bring in the Spanish striker.

Morata was loaned to Juventus this season. If Juventus can get a replacement, they are willing to let the Spaniard striker leave, but Morata’s home team Atletico Madrid will not want to strengthen the strength of its direct rival Barcelona.

However, Atletico Madrid will pay Griezmann to Barcelona, ​​so there may be room for negotiation, which is currently loaned to Atletico Madrid. Morata has agreed to the transfer, apparently he will be a player more suitable for Harvey’s tactics than Depay.

Most of the other players with rumors with Barcelona will expire after the end of the season.

Chelsea’s Aspilicueta and Christensen are potential new players, but because Tuchel’s team has been hit hard by injuries, they are unlikely to be allowed to leave early.

Barcelona have also been paying attention to Zakaria in Borussia, but he is not expected to leave before the summer.

Potential departure

There are many players in the Barcelona team that can leave at the right price, although the team is particularly eager to clean some of them.

Coutinho, the team’s iconic champion, is one of Barcelona’s most wanted players. His annual salary of 20 million euros has hindered the club financially, and Xavi seldom lets him play because he obviously doesn’t trust Brazil. people. In fact, Coutinho’s current appearance is behind the teenagers Garvey, Nico and Pedri.

However, due to the high salary of the former Liverpool player, it is difficult for him to find a buyer. The club hopes that Newcastle will provide him with a chance to return to the Premier League.

Umtiti is in a similar situation, although the French defender seems reluctant to leave. His injury issues, as well as his salary, mean that the club is unwilling to take risks on him.

Demir, who was loaned from the Vienna Rapids, has not participated in the training. After a good start in Barcelona, ​​his time has come. Harvey prefers the young people of the B team Ilias Akholm and Eze -Aboud.

The arrival of Alves may also pave the way for Durst to leave the club. Harvey does not trust the American international. Between Alves and Mingesa, Barcelona has enough manpower at the right-back position to allow Durst to leave.

Lease

The difficulty of selling Coutinho and Umtiti means that renting them may be a more realistic option, and Barcelona still has to bear part of their wages.

In terms of young players, Barcelona has not historically been particularly keen on letting their La Masia talents go out to play football, and with so many injuries at present, it is even more impossible. The pipeline directly into the first team has been restored after being abandoned for many years.

For some players, such as Phuket, when a team expressed a desire to loan to Barcelona, ​​they all refused, in order to get the players as close as possible to realize their dreams at the Nou Camp.

However, young forward Alex Corrado has agreed to loan to Granada because he missed the first half of the season when his deal with Sheffield United failed, and it was too late. Register for Barcelona or Barcelona B team.

contract

The biggest problem for Barcelona is Dembele’s contract, which will expire in the summer. He originally came here with a transfer fee of 147 million euros, but so far, his performance has not met expectations.

Frequent injuries prevented the French winger from playing often, and many of his off-field behaviors, especially in the first few years of Barcelona, ​​made the club staff feel frustrated.

Despite this, the club still wants to give him a chance to shine under Harvey. Harvey admires Dembele very much. He can use players like Dembele to beat players one-on-one on the wing.

In addition, renewing his contract will also help register Ferran Torres, as his transfer fee amortization will be shared over the additional years.

However, according to Goal Football’s previous report, negotiations on Dembele’s contract renewal have now collapsed, which means that Dembele’s future is still up in the air.

Roberto’s contract will expire this summer, but the club has promised to give him a new contract, although he is currently recovering from surgery. The club will hope to significantly reduce his salary, but before he is injured, the two sides have not reached an agreement.

Garvey’s contract is also a topic, because his termination clause is only 50 million euros. After becoming popular, Barcelona hopes to increase the termination clause and provide him with a salary that is more in line with his outstanding performance.

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