Barcelona have remained relatively quiet this transfer window with regard to new arrivals, but things could change later in the summer if they continue to sell well.
The Blaugrana are set to bank €25m, albeit reluctantly, from Ousmane Dembélé’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
Early on Friday, Fabrizio Romano broke the news that Barca have also agreed a fee of around €15m with Saudi Pro League outfit Al Ahli for Franck Kessié. The Ivorian midfielder only joined Xavi’s ranks 12 months ago on a free transfer.
Now, the club’s hierarchy is reportedly showing a willingness to sanction another exit.
Barcelona could sell star defender for €50m
Andreas Christensen, one of the four free signings alongside Kessie, Marcos Alonso, and Héctor Bellerín from last summer, has perhaps been the biggest success of all.
The former Chelsea man quickly established himself as Xavi’s first-choice left-sided centre-back with his composure in possession and solid physicality. Still, that doesn’t mean Christensen’s future is secure at Camp Nou.
Due to their dire financial situation combined with Xavi’s demands for more signings (chiefly a new right-back and Dembele’s replacement), Barcelona are open to selling several stars in their squad as long as they receive a reasonable proposal.
Gerard Romero (via BarcaTimes) has claimed that the Catalan outfit haven’t responded to a proposal of €30m for the Denmark international, as they have no intention of cutting ties with him for that price. However, should they receive a €50m offer, things could change.
Christensen’s sale at that figure would represent a great deal for Barcelona, especially when considering that any sum generated would be clocked as pure profit in Financial Fair Play terms.
Further, Barcelona have already signed Iñigo Martínez on a free transfer. The former Athletic Club leader has not only more experience in Spanish football than Christensen but is also more suited to operating in the position as he’s left-footed.