Barcelona 2020: La Liga Giants Barcelona look forward to a reconstruction of the squad under new manager Ronald Koeman
Barcelona is trying to build a new team for the upcoming season. This could see some players move out of Camp Nou. The board decided to retain only a few of them. The young prospects are also supposed to stay put. Club captain Lionel Messi wanted to leave Barca this summer. However, president Bartomeu blocked every possible move.
This saw Bartomeu face criticism to the highest level. He still continued his tenure to bring about a couple of changes. Setien led Barcelona to a trophyless season which saw him sacked. Also, Sporting director Eric Abidal was asked to step down. Ramon Planes joined the office to fill in that empty post. (Barcelona 2020)
The Blaugrana is planning to raise some budget with some sales this summer. Veteran midfielder Ivan Rakitic left Barca to join his former club, Sevilla. Arturo Vidal is likely to follow him on his way out. Koeman dropped him out of his squad against Barcelona’s pre-season fixture. Serie A side Inter Milan is interested in signing the defensive midfielder. The Nerazzurri face tough competition from Paris Saint Germain. (Barcelona 2020)
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Another player who seems to lose his position in the team is Luis Suarez. New manager Koeman is showing more faith in Griezmann. The Dutch gaffer plots to play the Frenchman in a more central role. This means Suarez will deem surplus to requirement with Ansu Fati beaming with potential.
Suarez’s future at Barcelona in jeopardy.
Suarez will leave Barcelona after spending 6 years at the club. He played an important role in this period to rack up ample silverware. The Uruguayan is the club’s second-highest top scorer with Messi being the first. As per Marca, Ramon Planes predicts there will be a series of changes at the club. In a recent unveiling of Miralem Pjanic, questions were asked about the future of Luis Suarez at the club.
Planes did not confirm the news as the jeopardy continues to loom. He did say about the remaining contract and respects it. However, this does not end the speculation regarding the transfer. Moreover, Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is a priority this summer. Suarez will eventually lose his position in the squad upon the arrival of Martinez.(Barcelona 2020)
Italian champions Juventus were in the pursuit to land the striker. The deal was on the stall as negotiations did not go through positively. La Liga rival Atletico Madrid is also monitoring the situation of the Barca outcast. The Rojiblancos may end up snapping up Suarez from Barcelona. (Barcelona 2020)