There will be a meeting between Xavi and Laporta in the next few hours, this particular week, to advance the team revolution. On the table there will be eight deals the coach has requested and a list of victims he has also put in place. The summit will also be attended by Technical Secretary Jordi Cruyvo, Director of Football Matteo Alemani and Vice President of Sports Rafa Yusti. It is a crucial meeting to open up the current situation, one month before the start of the pre-season preparation period.
And Xavi was very clear about his priorities. Eight new signatures have been requested. Among them, full-backs Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, central defender Christensen and Franck Casey Ruben Neves, winger Ravenha and striker Lewandowski.
Some of these signings are already advanced because they are free players, as is the case with Christensen and Casey. Others are in the negotiating stage with clubs (such as Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, both with Chelsea). While the rest depends largely on the economic capacity of Barcelona.
Where, in this sense, he plans, at the meeting of the Board of Directors, some “funds” that will improve the financial position of the entity and, above all, increase the “financial fair play” limit to be able to register players.
The coach has already spoken to all the players he considers out of his plans. One by one, Xavi met Neto, Umtiti, Minguisa, Lenglet, Ricky Puig, Braithwaite, Adama and Luke de Jong. These eight players already know that they will not continue next season and Barcelona must find a way out for them in the form of a final sale or loan.
Adama Traore and Luke de Jong will return to their teams after completing their loan period. There are four other outstanding issues: Dembele is more on the outside than on the inside, but the player has yet to make his departure official. Frenkie de Jong, Memphis and Dest could leave if interesting offers came up.
Xavi will also reveal all these plans to the president and hope that, during the meeting, the files will begin to close them with the negotiations that Matteo Alemani will have to conduct. In any case, a long and intense summer market is expected in Barcelona. Barely before the start of the team’s preparatory season (July 4) the team will be closed.