Joan Laporta wants change. The president of FC Barcelona believes that the time has come for his team to start a new cycle.
Even though the FC Barcelona saved the furniture by winning the King’s Cup, the Catalan club’s season has not been flamboyant. Eliminated from the Champions League in the round of 16, Barça also failed in the title race in Liga. Appointed president to replace the resigned Josep Maria Bartomeu, Joan Laporta is working on a team overhaul and has opened up publicly about it.
In the columns of Sport, the strong man of the club blaugrana clearly announced the color: ” We have come to the end of a cycle and the time has come to enter into a process of renewal. Wishing to quickly regain the summits, both at national and European level, Joan Laporta then added: ” From next week, some decisions will be made in order to build a more competitive team for next season, in order to win the C1 and La Liga. “
Words that could well mean the departure of several players, but also the current trainer, Ronald Koeman. The end of the cycle mentioned by Joan Laporta targets in particular several Catalan tauliers in clear loss of speed, such as Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué or Sergi Roberto. For his part, Ousmane Dembélé will be free in a year and the negotiations do not seem to be moving forward.
Griezmann, door open to a start
As for Antoine Griezmann, he would not be part of the Barcelona boss’s plans, as indicated Mundo Deportivo this Tuesday. The media indicated that for all these players (except Dembélé), the exit door was now open. A call for air that Erling Haaland should not take advantage of. Financially lead, FC Barcelona continues to work on the extension of Lionel Messi and according to the channel TV3, he would consider not being able to afford in addition the services of the Norwegian.
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