Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Premier League clubs to be offered nine Barcelona first-team flops

La Liga giants FC Barcelona are all set to sell up their nine first-team flops.

The Catalan club is ready to listen to offers for their nine players this summer in order to generate funds to pursue their transfer targets. This list also has the name of recently arrived French forward, Antoine Greizmann.

According to the Daily Star, Barcelona is ready to sell up to nine first-team flops after handing Premier League clubs a list of players available to buy this summer.

Catalan club barcelona ready to sell nine player including griezmann
Greizmann has struggled to live up to his £105million (€120m) price tag. (IMAGE: Getty)

Greizmann’s availability will put top-flight European clubs on alert including the Red Devils. Manchester United tried to seal the signature of World cupper before making his move to Camp Nou. Mikel Arteta’s side could also cash in for the 29-year-old forward, who can regain his lost form under a manager like Arteta.

The World Cup winner has struggled in his debut season to live up to his £105million (€120m) price tag. He has only managed to score 14 goals and provide four assists in 37 appearances in all competitions since sealing his move from Atletico Madrid. Although, the French men have scored 133 goals in 257 appearances for Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona has other star-studded players on this transfer list which might interest several Premier League clubs. The French international center-back Samuel Umtiti and full-back Nelson Semedo can also expected to be seen in Premier League next season. Either of those defenders might end up with Spurs which might pave way for the entry of Tanguy Ndombele to Nou Camp.

The report claims that Barcelona will also listen offers for Croatian Ivan Rakitic (32), whose contract expires by 2021. Fellow midfielder Arturo Vidal (32) is also up for sale this summer. The Chilean could offer more solidity in the midfield and can link up well in attacks.

Premier League Return

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The 27-year-old Brazilian Philipe Coutinho and Luis Suarez might make a return to the Premier League. Both Ex-Premier League stars’ name has been circulated to the clubs for sale. Coutinho is Barcelona’s record transfer but has struggled to settle with the Catalan club since joining from Liverpool for £142m in January 2018.

He has spent this season on loan at Bayern Munich but the Bundesliga giants turned down the opportunity to buy the Brazilian playmaker. Most importantly his agent said last month that he “would love” to return to the Premier League.

Coutinho will also be offered to Newcastle United should the proposed Saudi takeover of the club go through. However, his lucrative £12million-per-year contract is unlikely to be affordable for most clubs. A loan move for Coutinho appears more likely than a permanent transfer to the English top flight.

Another Premier League star, who is set to return is former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan has been struggling to find his form at Camp Nou this season. Premier League move could bring in a change in fortune for the 33-year-old striker. Other notable names on the list are Sergi Roberto, 28, and French winger Ousmane Dembele. These sales will bring up the expected funds for the Catalan club to go in chase of their transfer targets.

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