With only one game remaining until the end of the season, Barcelona have started their preparations for the new season.
Xavi Hernandez, in that regard, has his work cut out for him as he seeks to offload a group of unwanted stars in a bid to free up the budget and target new players.
A recent report from Mundo Deportivo offered an update on Barcelona’s plans to offload their fringe players, with Xavi recently telling up to four players to leave the club at the end of the season.
The list includes French defensive ace Clément Lenglet. The former Sevilla star has fallen out of favor at Camp Nou and is set to be replaced by new signing Andreas Christensen in the coming season.
Barcelona had offered Lenglet to Sevilla as part of the deal to also sign Jules Kounde, but it seems Los Nervionenses expect a cash-only deal.
Oscar Mingueza has also been asked to leave the club. Despite his versatility and age profile, the Spaniard isn’t rated highly by Xavi with the coach open to his potential sale at the end of the season.
Martin Braithwaite and Riqui Puig are the other players who have been told to leave Barcelona. Neither of them have a future at Camp Nou, having fallen behind in the pecking order.
There were already rumors that Braithwaite would potentially seek a move away from Camp Nou this summer, amid his World Cup aspirations.
Puig, meanwhile, has recently attracted interest from Celta Vigo, with Barcelona reportedly willing to sanction his sale for €5m.
In addition to these four players, the report states that other players such as Neto Murara and Adama Traore are aware of their dwindling prospects at Camp Nou and will leave the club in the upcoming summer transfer window.