Barcelona struggling to keep their best players amidst financial troubles

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Barcelona is facing financial difficulties and is considering selling some of their players to ease the burden. While the team is on track to win La Liga, underlying issues remain unresolved, and the departure of some players appears inevitable.

Despite being considered ‘untouchable,’ Ousmane Dembele’s injury history raises doubts about his future with the club. Meanwhile, some players could be offloaded to avoid financial hardship, even if they are not considered a problem for the team.

Alejandro Balde’s contract extension is still pending, and with several interested suitors, he could attract more interest in case of urgent need. Andreas Christensen’s impressive performances in defence since his arrival on a free transfer could see the club make a clear profit if he is sold.

Frenkie De Jong is a key player for Xavi Hernandez, but his market value makes him an attractive asset for potential buyers. Raphinha’s salary and recent improvement in performance could see the club cash in on him for 60 million euros to balance their books.

Ansu Fati has yet to meet expectations, and his agent, Jorge Mendes, could find a new destination for him. Ferran Torres has also not fulfilled his potential, and while Xavi has stood by him, the team needs something more to make a leap in quality.

Eric Garcia’s lack of playing time this season makes it clear that he is not a key player for Xavi. Although his departure would not free up much space in the salary cap, it could help, and if Xavi does not count on him, it may be best for him to leave.

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