Sunday June 16 2019
FC Barcelona set for pre-season fire sale

FC Barcelona are set to bring in €60m of player sales in the coming weeks, according to reports in Diario Sport.

Ernesto Valverde's side are set to complete the long running signing of Atletico Madrid defender Antoine Griezmann on July 1, with potential moves for Ajax captain Matthijs De Ligt and Real Betis' Junior Firpo.

However they could see seven first team players move on from Catalonia before pre-season gets underway at the Camp Nou on July 8.

Marc Cucurella has already made his loan move to Eibar a permanent deal, with midfielder Andre Gomes also set to sign a four-year deal at Everton, after spending the 2018-19 season at Goodison Park.

Goal keeper Jasper Cillessen is also set to move on after stating he wants to play first team football ahead of the Netherlands Euro 2020 Championship campaign.

Denis Suarez has been linked with a return to former club Valencia, while Brazilian international Rafinha will be looking for a new club once his rehabilitation from knee surgery is completed.

Reserve team players Sergi Palencia and Adrian Ortola have also been told they can leave, with interest from La Liga and Segunda Division sides in the promising pair.

Football Italia website