5 free agents Barcelona can approach in the summer of 2021

Marc-Andre ter Stegen of FC Barcelona. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Barcelona are a club who are in massive financial debt due to their many failed transfers and economic crisis brought on by the ongoing pandemic.

The club is over 500 million euros in debt and will have to go through a massive wage cut in order to maintain their budget and avoid going bankrupt. However, with the lack of funds, Ronald Koeman is not being able to bring in all the players he desires. He could only bring in one player in the last transfer window, Sergino Dest, but he had a lot more players on his mind.

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The Dutch boss has recently restated the importance of signing reinforcements, without which he fears that’s the club will see a massive drop in performance. Barca are currently 10 points behind league leaders, Atletico Madrid, and while their recent performances have been showing signs of improvement, the serious lack of depth in the squad will certainly cause them problems.

"“My position is known: we lack people, but the economic situation of the club is an influence, I think we all think the same. If no one arrives, I accept it and we continue the same, but if we want more we must sign.” said Koeman. Source Goal"

While Barca cannot make any signings or sales without a president, they can still plan for the next transfer window. While the elections are set for March, Koeman must still face the reality that the club’s economic status will not allow for a massive signing without prior sales. Luckily some of his transfer targets are becoming free agents next season and thus Barcelona can finally afford them. Here are a few world-class players who can join the Catalans for free next season: