So there, we all thought that Barcelona’s current mess could be the fault of their incompetent council spending € 250m on Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho, sacking a manager in the middle of a season when they were on top, allowing the B team of the club to wade. tier three and overseeing an incomprehensible transfer policy since the club’s last decent sporting director was sacked in 2015, but no, we were wrong.
The problem is Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets.
They are the ones who have to leave, not the president, who has said it would have been “irresponsible” to give up forcing the elections that nearly all club supporters want.
Josep Bartomeu says it’s time to say goodbye to the players who made Barca the best in the world
His list of players who would not be sold did not include that of club legend Gerard Pique
Luis Suarez may also have to move to a new club as the club prepares to enter a new era
Ronald Koeman set to become next coach after Barcelona’s 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich
Josep Bartomeu told the club’s internal media: “Now is the time to say goodbye to some of those players who have made us the best club in the world.
“I don’t want to speak badly of anyone, but we have to start sending some with full honors. “
All honors. That will be nice. Pique already has all the honors of course. He won everything in the game.
Suarez is the third all-time top goalscorer in club history and Sergio Busquets has been so good that his position on the pitch now tends to bear his name.
It is true that Busquets has faded considerably over the past 12 months and Suarez is the first to admit that he is in his final seasons and Pique said in his post-game interview following the Bayern debacle that ‘It would be fine if people thought it better.
But to make them a scapegoat still seems pretty shameful. “It is not a social or economic crisis, it is a sporting crisis,” said the president, clearly pointing the finger at the players.
Sergio Busquets is another experienced player the club now appear ready to give up
Jordi Alba could also have played his last Barcelona game in the Champions League loss
“There are some players who know they won’t continue. Give them free transfers? All options are open, ”he said.
The list of players Bartomeu gave as not available for transfer also raised eyebrows. Frenkie De Jong, Clement Lenglet and Antoine Griezmann quite well. But Nelson Semedo destroyed by Bayern Munich last Friday, really? What about Dembele, seriously? Wouldn’t you listen to the most expensive signing offer in club history?
It didn’t make a whole lot of sense, but almost nothing at Barcelona is doing yet. Eric Abidal, said Bartomeu had not been sacked. He had resigned.
Surprisingly big silver flops Phillipe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele could end up staying
Were the club unaware of their intention not to wear one when they said in a statement the day before they would oversee the team changes?
There is a lot of drama left in the Barcelona summer and Messi’s situation, despite everything Bartomeu has made sure to stay, is clearly unresolved.
Spanish radio Cadena Ser reported that Bartomeu spoke to Messi’s father to tell him that Koeman wanted him on the squad but Messi’s father told Bartomeu he needed to speak to his son face to face.
This meeting is due to take place soon. The new season starts in three weeks.