Barca clearout: only six players guaranteed to stay
Difficult times at Barcelona. With presidential elections just around the corner, the club's situation is not the best. The Champions League seems almost impossible, and the sports betting predictions aren't promising, they lost even more ground in La Liga after drawing with Cadiz and the Copa del Rey is looking difficult after losing the semi-final first leg 2-0 to Sevilla. They will have to fight back at the Camp Nou.
Barca have been a long way off their best level this season and that has led to the current situation. This seems to have led to the club having to make drastic decisions, as 'Sport' says this Tuesday.
More than half the squad are on the tight rope and they are not guaranteed to continue. Doubts are based on performance, age and the large salaries which seem unsustainable.
Of all of them, only six players are guaranteed to stay at Barca next season. Even though names have not been leaked, they could be Ter Stegen, De Jong, Pedri, Araujo, Fati and Messi.
There remains uncertainty over the number '10' and the reconstruction of the team depends a lot on whether he continues or not. The election of the new president will influence Messi's decisions. So far in 2021, the Argentine has better stats than Cristiano Ronaldo, Haaland and Mbappe.