The soul of Barcelona, someone without whom Barcelona is not the same in the last decade and a half, Lionel Messi, is free like a bird on a branch. Everyone at the Nou Camp believes that the Argentine wizard stays at the club.
Of course, his salary is the biggest in the world of football, and President Joan Laporta knows that the Argentine is still the most important player of the team and that the team cannot be imagined without the best player.
It is no secret that Barça is in big financial losses caused by the coronavirus. The Catalan giant did not sell well in previous years, they threw hundreds of millions of euros at most of the failed investments. Barça is facing the situation that this summer they have to let the players go without compensation in order to get rid of big salaries and have money in the budget for a new mega-contract for one of the best football players of all time.
The sale at the Nou Camp is underway. Marca brings a text with the headline: "Make room for the Messi." The Portuguese player Trincao arrived in Barca last year for as much as 31,000,000 euros. The former Braga winger showed almost nothing in a year in the team of Copa del Ray winners.
Pjanic and Umtiti
He went on a one-year loan to a Portuguese colony in England, Wolverhampton. In the next few days, the signing of Junior Firpo by Leeds and compensation of 15,000,000 euros are expected. Miralem Pjanić and Samuel Umtiti Barça are given determined hands to leave the club without compensation, only to get rid of their huge salaries, which amount to 16 and 18 million euros annually.
So far, both the Frenchman and the national player of Bosnia and Herzegovina, last year's failure from Juventus, have rejected that possibility. There is no place for them in Ronald Koeman's team next season, and there is no offer for a defender and midfielder yet.
Barça does not stop here. The plan is to sell expensive investments in previous years. In the foreground is Filipe Coutinho, who arrived as a replacement for Neymar, but the Brazilian did not meet expectations. In addition, he is constantly injured, so Barca is looking for an interested clubs for the former Liverpool football player.
Barca would be satisfied with the amount for compensation of 50,000,000 euros, almost three times less than when they brought him from Anfield. If there are no buyers, a new loan is planned.