Barcelona fans have just one big dream: to keep Lionel Messi after the end of the season. The Argentinian legend sees his contract expired on June 30 and his departure as a free agent seems almost sentence. The gloves coach Ronald Koeman will have to deal with the pressure from the supporters and the financial struggles at Camp Nou.
After the coronavirus pandemic the club's finances were thrashed because of the huge losses having played one year behind closed doors and beside the big time spent in lock down with no matches and therefore no TV rights revenues. there is one possibility: to reduce the squad and get rid of some important contracts.
It is reported that apart from Messi, Barcelona must sort out the contract renewals of Gerard Piqué and goalkeeper Marc André Ter-Stegen. But apart from that it is likely that eight more players are set to leave the club meaning not saying by finishing their contracts. They are all active parts of the first team.
Philippe Coutinho ($13.58 million per year), Antoine Griezmann ($27 million), Ousmane Dembélé ($14.24 million), Jordi Alba ($10.25 million), Sergio Busquets ($18 million), Martin Braithwaite ($6 million) and Clément Lenglet ($3.2 million) are the players who could leave the club by the end of the season as latest. They combine $92.3 million that the club could save if they are transferred, apart from the income for the