Barcelona scraped every last dollar out of their bank account to bolster their team during the previous summer’s transfer window despite their fragile financial circumstances. Selling club assets to fund a stronger team in the present was the plan in order to risk long-term returns.
Barcelona signed Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen, Robert Lewandowski, and Raphinha, placing a priority on the center-back and striker positions.
However, by the time the right-back position became available, the Catalans lacked the resources to recruit a marquee player and instead signed Hector Bellerin.
After breaking his contract with the English team, the footballer joined on a free transfer from Arsenal and signed a one-year deal with an extension option.
Javi Miguel claims that the Blaugranas will not extend the defender’s contract next summer and will instead let him become a free agent in June.
The 27-year-old has only participated in three La Liga games this year for Xavi’s team and has yet to directly assist in a goal. He has averaged fewer than five defensive plays per game, significantly below the standard required at a team of Barcelona’s stature.
When the Bavarians ran rampant on Barcelona’s right wing during the team’s most recent game against Bayern Munich, he was especially terrible.
If the La Masia graduate leaves the team in the summer, Joan Laporta might be interested in Thomas Meunier or Julian Foyth to take his place.