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10 players who might leave Barcelona in the summer

SoumikH
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Modified 20 Mar 2019, 14:54 IST
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With Barcelona announcing the appointment of Luis Enrique as their new manager, a lot was set into motion. Luis Enrique is highly revered by the Catalans and wastheir former player and B-team coach (successful at both). Apart from that, his managerial stints also include Celta Vigo and Roma, at both of which he held the position for a year.His time at Roma is largely regarded as a failure, but he found moderate success with Celta Vigo in La Liga. With his appointment dawns a certain "new age" for La Blaugrana. Puyol has confirmed that he will retire after the current season, Pinto's contract won't be renewed and Valdes going to Monaco on a Bosman might turn out to be the worst kept secret of the past decade.Also, Xavi isn't getting any younger and will have at most a year or two of proper first team football in his tank! So the upcoming summer transfer window is absolutely vital for FC Barcelona's future.Let us lookata possible perfect summer transfer window for some of the current Barcelona players who might not find a place in the squad:

#1 Alex Song

The defensive midfielder has not managed to cement his spot in in the team during his time with the club. It is largely due to the brilliance of Busquets and to be fair to Song, he isn't too bad in his position either. He just isn't extraordinary, simply put!

With Barça planning on buying two centre backs (more on that later) and Pique & Bartra already present, Enrique might fancy moving Mascherano to his natural defensive midfield position. That will make Song surplus to requirements and they can afford to sell him

Expected fee: €5-8 million

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Likely club: Mid-table EPL teams

Likelihood meter: 7.5/10            

Opinion: His transfer to Barça from Arsenal made little sense and if he won't get game time, it's better to cash in on him while Barça still can!

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Published 22 May 2014, 02:19 IST
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