Barcelona confirmed that Ernesto Valverde took place of manager at the Camp Nou on Monday. And the speculations around shaping the squad is growing stronger.
Spanish source OK Diario has published news, claiming that 50% of current players will be out by the end of the summer transfer market.
There could be sold such players as Jordi Alba, Rafinha, Ivan Rakitic, Paco Alacer and Arda Turan. Also, new coach doubts about Lucas Digne, Aleix Vidal, Jeremy Mathieu and Denis Suarez. Probably, they will leave too.
Barcelona is hoping to get at least €150m after these sales. Of course, the key objective for FC and Valverde to renew Messi’s contract. And there are huge chances that 29-years-old will continue the career at the Camp Nou.
Besides that, Barcelona is targeting for new fresh faces and two midfielders. Man United’s Ander Herrera is the first who won’t sign that easily. Manchester don’t want to sell him for less than €50m. Also, there were some claims that Herrera will reject all offers from Barcelona.
Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is also linked with Barca. But if Wenger stays in charge the chances of Bellerin’s leaving are extremely small.
In addition, Ernesto Valverde could make an offer to others players like Bilbao, Aymeric Laporte, and Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 29, 2017