After the football debacle in the Champions League against Bayern Munich, the board has taken the reins. The first thing was to dismiss the starter Quique Setién to announce an open secret this morning, Ronald Koeman will be the coach of Barcelona for the next two seasons. The next step is to clean the bench. And from what it seems to Josep Maria Bartomeu his pulse is not going to tremble. Barça seeks to start a new project from scratch. For this reason, only eight players are non-transferable at Barça. Eight players leading the Dutch coach’s project: Messi, Ter Stegen, De Jong, Griezmann, Dembélé, Lenglet, Semedo and Fati. The rest of the template has the “for sale” sign. The last link is the holding of elections scheduled for March 2021.
Piqué at the starting point
The bleeding of players can affect some heavyweights within the entity, such as Gerard Piqué. The Barça midfielder is not a priori part of Koeman’s plans. Piqué has been one of the most self-critical of the club’s current situation. At the end of the game against Bayern Munich, the Catalan admitted feeling “shame” and admitted that “we need changes and I am not talking about players and coaches. We need changes of all kinds, at a structural level. I am the first to offer to leave because we need to new blood, we have to change this dynamic. I think we have now hit rock bottom. ” It remains to be seen what the professional destiny of one of the Can Barça legends will be, or if he will finally stay at the club or set course for a new team.
11 players with the suitcase ready
Currently the Barcelona squad is made up of 19 players. There are eight non-transferable players at Barça. According to Bartomeu’s statements on Barça TV, the club does not have eleven players to make up the new and dreamed “Dream Team” that will catapult the team to the Olympus of the gods and allow it to achieve new sports titles. Thus Luis Suárez, Sergi Roberto, Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Neto Murara, Junior, Braithwaite, Ivan Rakitic, Vidal, Umtiti and Arthur Melo are in the starting box.
A priori, Barcelona will give priority to the departure of the following five players Rakitic, Vidal, Barithwaite, Junior and Umiti. It is rumored that Inter Milan would be interested in Busquets and Suárez. It is almost an open secret that the team wants to get rid of the Uruguayan. He has a contract until next season, however, the player is one of those named and who is held responsible for the team’s debacle. The specialized portal calciomercato.it points out that Barça could want to exchange both players for Lautaro Martínez.
In principle, the new 2020/2021 season will have the incorporation of Trincao, Pjanic and Pedri. In addition, we must add the players of the subsidiary Fati, Riqui Puig and Ronald Araujo. Now the question or doubt is whether Koeman will be able to create a winning team from scratch in such a short time and with hardly any pre-season.