Barcelona will have to sanction key departure to sign treble-winning midfielder

With the summer transfer window right around the corner, Barcelona are gearing up to strengthen their squad with new signings and bolster areas that need urgent reinforcements.

The imminent return of the transfer window also brings forth speculation about players who have previously been linked with the Blaugranes.

Bernardo Silva, a familiar name in the Catalan newspapers, is once again on Barcelona’s agenda, as the 29-year-old’s €58 million release clause will be in effect this year.

Barcelona will have to make sacrifices to acquire Bernardo

However, signing Bernardo Silva is not expected to be a cakewalk. While his price tag may be lowered following his new contract with Manchester City, Barça’s financial situation compels them to act with caution.

And according to MARCA in order to sign Bernardo Silva, Barcelona must sell a star player. Ronald Araujo, Frenkie de Jong, or Raphinha are the ones who could depart.

Since creating room in the wage bill and acquiring funds for Bernardo’s fee will be essential, only one of the aforementioned names will be able to generate the financial flexibility needed for such a high-profile acquisition.

Barcelona will have to sell a key player to make room for Silva. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

All three players have their fair share of suitors, with De Jong and Raphinha facing the highest chances of getting the axe this summer.

Still, even if Barcelona manages to oversee the departure of a big name, they will likely pursue a defensive midfielder before turning their focus to Bernardo Silva.

Frenkie’s sale will be essential to sign Bernardo

The report additionally claims that the possible transfer of Bernardo Silva to Barcelona would have a big financial impact.

When pay and amortization are taken into account, his projected annual cost comes to over €25 million.

As such, to afford Silva’s contract without exceeding their monetary limits, Frenkie de Jong is the only one whose sale would generate the…


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Author : Shahraiz Sajjad

Publish date : 2024-04-27 17:14:18

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