Xavi’s Checklist for the Remainder of the Transfer Window

While many fans are enjoying the return of football, for example, by backing Dortmund to top the Bundesliga standings, Barca remains in a tough spot. The summer transfer window has been rather busy for Barcelona so far. 

The club has added several high-caliber players to their roster in order to strengthen it, and they have also parted ways with some or all of the undesirable stars that were previously on their roster. Nevertheless, there is still a significant amount of work to be done since Barcelona has several high-priority jobs that need to be finished before the transfer window shuts three. 

Registering Superstar Signings

According to Achraf Ben Ayad, the most important thing for the Catalan powerhouse to focus on right now is ensuring that the players they have signed are able to register with the club effectively. Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, and Jules Kounde are the five new big signings that have not yet been registered. In addition, Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto, both of whom signed new contracts, are also not registered despite having just signed new deals. 

The first thing that has to be taken care of for the Blaugrana right now is the problem with the registration. In order to do so, they have once again requested that their captains accept wage cuts. 

Sorting Out Existing Contracts, Especially Frenkie De Jong

The problem with Frenkie de Jong is Barcelona’s second priority, and they need to address it as soon as possible. The midfielder does not want to leave the club, and he will not agree to take a pay cut. He also does not wish to accept a lower wage. 

In addition to that, the most recent development about his contract extension for 2020 and the club’s attitude on it has caused quite a ruckus in the industry. As a result, Barca desires to find a solution to the predicament of the Dutchman as soon as it is practically feasible. 

Signing Bernard Silva

In addition to that, Barcelona is still holding out hope that they will be able to get Bernardo Silva from Manchester City. They would want to have him on their team before the transfer window closes. The player’s desire to become one of their numbers has given the Catalans a significant lift. 

However, persuading Man City to part with him would be difficult since the Premier League winners are asking for close to €100 million in exchange for his services. In addition, registering him would be difficult given the fact that they are having trouble registering the players who have already arrived at the club, given the current circumstances. 

Shipping Out the Deadwood

Getting rid of Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite, two players who have fallen out of favor with the Barcelona coaching staff, is the fourth and last assignment on Barcelona’s list of things to accomplish. The Frenchman has made peace with his predicament and is prepared to leave Camp Nou over the summer, but there are not many teams interested in signing him at present. 

In the meantime, Braithwaite has indicated that he would be willing to leave the Catalans, but only as a free agent. Furthermore, he has requested that the club pay out the remainder of his contract, which creates a position that is unfavorable for the Catalans. 

Both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie de Jong, who is playing for Barcelona, are targets for a potential transfer to Chelsea. According to a story from The Sun, the two individuals are reportedly engaged in “crunch negotiations” with the Catalan club over their futures at the Spotify Camp Nou. 

Barcelona is anxious to balance its books in order to register the summer acquisitions before the start of the La Liga season. To do this, the club must sell players. 

The Blaugrana would love for De Jong to remain and accept a wage reduction, but the player is unwilling to do so, which might lead to a transfer of the player to Chelsea. It is possible that Aubameyang may go to London to continue his professional relationship with Thomas Tuchel, who served as his manager at Borussia Dortmund. 

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