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Barcelona put FIVE players up for sale in January to save them from financial turmoil

La Liga giants Barcelona have been affected financially due to the coronavirus outbreak. The sudden gap since March caused losses to the club heavily as they could not raise funds from ticket sales or TV rights. Moreover, the free-spending on the big-money signings in the last few years has not paid off and the players, namely Ousmane Dembele and Griezmann are yet to prove themselves. They cost Barca over 100 million euros but could not show if they are worth the amount paid for them.

Barcelona flops and lost money

Josep Maria Bartomeu took some terrible transfer decisions which have led to the economic demise of the club and so the current president is taking due steps to avoid bankruptcy by New Year. Tusquets wants to enforce wage cuts as soon as possible which will help the club save 191 million euros on wages. Barcelona has already suffered due to their high wage bills during the signing of Memphis Depay on the deadline day of the summer transfer window. La Liga rejected the move on grounds of the high salary caps of Barcelona. Ronald Koeman was not happy about missing out on the Dutch striker as they had no replacement for Luis Suarez.

Barcelona put FIVE players up for sale in January to save them from financial turmoil

It seems that Tusquets is also going to sell the unwanted players at Barcelona to balance the books and increase the transfer budget for the January transfer break as well as for the upcoming season, as per DailyMail.

5 players to be sold and boost funding

Injury-prone Samuel Umtiti is quite inconsistent and will see himself out of Camp Nou which could fetch Barca a decent amount of money. Also, Ousmane Dembele is failing to put up stellar performances and do justice to the 140 million euros tag. The French winger had a chance to join Manchester United on loan but he turned down the move which prohibited the transfer of Eric Garcia from Manchester City as a result of the domino effect.

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The surprise signing of Martin Braithwaite is set to end as he will be added to the transfer list anytime soon. He did not have much playtime this season and Koeman entrusts Griemann more than Braithwaite. Out of favor youngsters, Junior Firpo and Carles Alena look to venture greener pastures in hopes of more playtime and developing their game. Barcelona may include a buy-back clause during their sale to trigger their return upon good performances away from the Blaugrana.

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