Barcelona Transfer News Roundup: Barca offer star defender to Atletico Madrid, Ronald Koeman tells three players they will be sold and more – August 5, 2021


Barcelona are in dire financial straits and are desperate to get rid of a number of their players over the next two weeks.

Barcelona’s financial woes have been well documented. The Catalans will not be able to register their new recruits until they bring their payroll back below the The league salary cap. President of the club Joan Laporta et co. are working on Lionel Messi’s contract renewal and a number of other contracts.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best stories involving Barcelona from August 5, 2021.


Frenkie De Jong injures her calf

FC Barcelona v Atletico de Madrid - La Liga Santander Cornella v FC Barcelona - Copa del ReyLIKE, Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has told three Barcelona players that their stay at the club is over.

Koeman reportedly told Martin Braithwaite, Samuel Umtiti and Miralem Pjanic that they would be discharged this summer. Pjanic is the closest to securing an exit with Juventus the most likely destination.

Samuel Umtiti faces an uncertain future at Barcelona. But the medical team confirmed that his knee problem was fixed. This should attract potential suitors.

Martin Braithwaite is the third player the club want to sell this summer. With Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero added in the front row, the club are looking to make money from the sale of the Danish striker.

Barcelona offer Samuel Umtiti to Atletico Madrid

Sevilla v FC Barcelona: Copa del Rey Semi Final First Legspanish edition The digital lens claim that Barcelona offered Samuel umtiti to the title rivals Atletico Madrid. The Catalans are now stepping up their efforts to get the Frenchman off the books.

Umtiti enjoyed an excellent first campaign with Barcelona after joining Olympique Lyon in 2016. However, his constant injury issues saw him fall down the pecking order. He struggled with a knee injury for most of last season and made just 16 appearances in all competitions.

With Mario Hermoso linked with an exit, Atletico Madrid are looking for a new defender. However, the Rojiblancos are not fully convinced of Umtiti due to his injury record. They will only sign Umtiti if Barcelona are ready to sell him for less than € 8million.


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