The arrival of Ferran Torres, Adama Traoré and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang will have transcendental consequences that will be underlined by the next summer market, as FC Barcelona works to achieve an ideal stage for the first team, which consider by an offensive line formed by Ferran, Erling Haaland and Ansu Fati.
Currently, the first-team coaching staff has up to eight forwards (Dembélé, Adama, Ferran, Ansu, Aubameyang, Luuk de Jong, Memphis and Braithwaite) some of which will not follow. The one who is sure not to continue in the squad next season is Ousmane, who has turned down all the club’s renewal offers and is finalizing the deal in June.
However, there are three more strikers who have the Camp Nou exit door open: Memphis, Luuk and Braithwaite. The most striking case is that of the Dutch footballer, who started the season being the player who marked the difference with his imbalance and his goals, but who over the days dissipated until not finding.
A performance gap, coinciding with the arrival of Xavi, and several muscle injuries, penalized the Dutch. Two factors play against Memphis: the first, a short agreement until 2023, which makes the options to box pass to resell it this summer. And the second, his lace problems in the post game of the egarense technician.
Two “sung” cases
Clearer are the cases of Luuk and Braithwaite. The former has shown great professionalism, enjoying his minutes this season, but his profile doesn’t match what Xavi is looking for in a ‘9’. While on Martin, who is finalizing his agreement in the union of 2024, something similar happens: Xavi is loved with his work in training, but is not the classic group player and neither is he a vertex of ariete.