The 2022-2023 financial year has officially started and FC Barcelona is preparing for a year in which they will have a lot of changes in the first team staff and in which the Barcelonan expects to return to its best level to compete for the titles, after a bitter 21-22 in which they remained in “white” and returned to fall, by double game, in European competitions.
Barca face a rather important month of July in which the main objective is to define the personnel, which currently has too many players. Barcelona’s intention is to ‘attack’ their finished operation as soon as possible and, when they activate the rest of the economic ‘crowbars’, think of the signings, today’s update there is ‘overbooking’, but no financial ‘fair play’.
The Barcelona begins the exercise with 27 players in the first team, without explaining to Pablo Tour that is already fichado, but will separate from the branch. Barca, on the other hand, receive five players who complete their respective loans: Inaki Crag (Galatasaray), Francisco Trincaor (Wolverhampton), Alex Hill (Grenade), Miralem Pjanic (Besiktas) and Rey Manaj (Spezia), while they sacked five others: Adama (loan-Wolverhampton), Luuk de Jong (loan-Seville), Dani Alves (end of agreement), Ferran Jutgla (Witches Club) and Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa), in addition to Ousmane Dembélé.
To continue, review how is the situation of the Barça staff position by position on July 1, waiting for the exit to materialize that they leave space for new signings, which foresees that there will be a few of them:
3 goalkeepers: who will come out?
Marc-André ter Stegen, Net Walled and Iñaki Crag are, to date, the three goalkeepers with whom Barça will explain themselves to the 2022-2023 season. He expects the Brazilian to be the one to drop out of the team but so far there is no concrete offer from his traspaso. Several clubs, on the other hand, remain attentive to the situation of the put formed in La Masia, the one which could end up starting again in a new assignment if Net continues.
9 defenders: Forced outs
Sergi Roberto, Dest, Araujo, Hammered, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Òscar Mingueza and Clément Lenglet are the defenders who are in the pay of Barça today, pending the official signing of Andreas Christensen as a free agent. The bottom three on the list are aiming to be the first to leave the club, but with the exception of Lenglet (with Tottenham), there are no advanced negotiations for them to produce his exits in the coming weeks.
8 midfielders: Many doubts and few certainties
Frenkie Of Jong, Sergio Busquets, Nico, Pedri, Gavi, Alex Hill, Miralem Pjanic and Riqui Puig are the midfielders who will be, in principle, in the preseason which begins on July 4, but are not bad the doubts that there are in Barça regarding the center of the field which will have the culés in the next course , in waiting for Kessié’s signature to be confirmed.
They will remain sure ‘Busi’, Nico, Pedri and Gavi, who can renew his agreement in short, which wins in the summer of 2023. In the case of Frenkie, is in the middle of negotiations with Manchester United, but he does not want to leave from Camp Nou. The rest of the ‘descartados’ look for an immediate exit, probably with another loan for 22-23. Hill yes would enter into Xavi’s plans.
6 attackers: Waiting for Dembélé
Aubameyang, Memphis, Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati, Rey Manaj and Martin Braithwaite are the players available for the forward line, for now. Barca are negotiating Manaj’s traspado at Getafe and could close quickly, but with Martin Braithwaite (the big descartado) there are no advances for him to do his business. Depay, on the other hand, could end up coming out depending on how the signing market develops, but so far his case is ‘on hold’ and Xavi Hernández has him for pre-season.
Finally, this is the case of Ousmane Dembélé, the one who left on July 1 to officially be a FC Barcelona player. His bond has won, but Barcelona intends to return to ficharlo as a free agent so that he continues to be the protagonist of the extreme right of the team. ‘Dembouz’, for its part, will not accept the proposal of the Blaugrana group if there is not a salary increase, because there will be ‘series’ for more time.