In spite of having a brilliant season as of now, there will be several players leaving Barcelona in the summer, as the club officials are looking to freshen things up for next year.
With French defender Samuel Umtiti’s future up in the air for now, Barcelona scouts are now looking for potential replacements for Umtiti. The Frenchman’s biggest complaint is the disparity in his wages, as Umtiti wants a significant pay rise on his current wages.
Clubs around Europe have been sound out by the French international’s agent, as the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City are extremely interested in bringing Umtiti to the Premier League.
Barcelona are also looking at someone who could be a long term replacement for Gerard Pique, as the great Catalan will soon lose his footballing powers.
Gerard Pique has been an icon of Barcelona and has been one of the greatest defenders of his generation. The Catalan’s enormous shoes need to be filled by someone someday, which is why Barcelona have started their search for his eventual replacement.
According to reports, both Real Madrid and Barcelona are looking to sign Inter’s Milan Skrinar. The Slovakian defender has quickly become a star in Serie A, as Skrinar has come up on the radar of some of the biggest clubs in world football.
But with Skrinar unwilling to leave Italy for now, Barcelona have continued their search.
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And their search seems to have ended with Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld. The Belgian has been superb in England for some time now, and has reportedly asked to leave the club in the summer.
Spurs are unwilling to give him a massive pay rise, which is why they could sell him for close to 40 Million in the summer. The Belgian reportedly has a release clause of 25 Million, which could see him leave for a bargain if any club wishes to trigger it.
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