Xavi puts Frenkie de Jong on five-man Barcelona transfer list ahead of January

Xavi Hernandez is already preparing to trim his Barcelona squad following a mixed start.

Barca won their first two La Liga games under Xavi, but since then, they have lost to Real Betis in the league, and also crashing out of the Champions League with a draw against Benfica and a heavy defeat to Bayern Munich.

It’s no secret that Xavi would like to strengthen his below-par squad, but to do so he will need to offload players.

Due to financial issues at Camp Nou, Barca can only spend if they can raise money, and the only sure way to do that is to offload unwanted players.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Philippe Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti are both marked for exit, if interest can be generated.

Coutinho has failed to live up to expectations since his more than €130million arrival from Liverpool in 2018.

Umtiti, meanwhile, is one of the club’s big earners, but he has been given no playing time this season despite his return from injury,

The exits may not stop there, though.

According to the report, midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who has struggled of late, could be offloaded, and Sergino Dest, who has failed to prove himself at full-back, could also be expended.

Defender Oscar Mingueza, who has looked off the pace against better opponents is the fifth player who has reportedly been marked as transferable.

Tags FC Barcelona Frenkie de Jong Oscar Mingueza Sergino Dest Xavi Hernandez

7 Comments

  1. Ayowole Kosoko-Joaquim says:

    President should please sign Adeyemi and Haaland and Ferros, for Barcelona, Xavi, should let Dembele go and Philippe Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti.,

  2. manmartog says:

    Lengnet Depay Dembele Luke De jong Ter stergen and Roberto should be added to the list…..
    Enough with mediocre who are not ready to improve their games and those who failed to understand and stand by the stand in this financial trying times.

    Dembele should be grateful in return for club’s resolute faith in him despite his injury plagued stint instead of the stunts he is currently pulling over contract renewal….

  3. Jonathan Tarlogar Tarr says:

    Even J pique and Sergio Busquet should joined the transfer list

  4. Msizi says:

    De Jong shouldn’t be on that list.

  5. Rodreck Kabaya says:

    Memphis, De Jong, Dest, Umtiti, coutinho… Should go… But Xavi should emphasize too on pace in midfield. Sergio busquest’s getting old, someone must help him.. Lastly, the front line must be clinical whenever there is a chance… If dembele wants to go, let him go… Find better players

  6. MD Abubakar Dawisu says:

    Yes Madrid is the best true club in the history of football

  7. Paul says:

    Dembele has not proff himself ever since his arrival and his an injury prone player so let him go
    Coutinho have never been given a chance and that believe from the mgt to boost his confidence remember he was loan to bayern he played very well and he was given the number 10 jersey
    Let pique,bousquet,L De long,Braithwaite,lenglet, go..enough of the politics how can they give no 10 Jersey to Fati.. how on eath will you loan Griezmann when u know the problem at hand.
    Umtiti and Coutinho is facing same problem the club has killing there morals

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