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The renewal operations at the Camp Nou, in motion

New Barcelona signing Frenkie de Jong and FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu pose with the new FC Barcelona shirt as Frenkie de Jong is unveiled at Camp Nou stadium on July 05, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.
(July 4, 2019 – Source: Eric Alonso/Getty Images Europe)

None of Barça’s current squad members have a contract deal that goes beyond 2024. Considering the future of the club, the technical secretary has a plan in motion, the renewal operation, which has its priorities.

Five Barça players have contracts till the end of the 2020-21 season. Of these, Messi has already started addressing his renewal with the club and there is an option for Riqui Puig for two more years on the part of the club that will be executed at the time. Luis Suárez already has an automatic extension by the number of games, which would end his career at Barça. However, Rakitic and Vidal could leave in the summer transfer market. Alex Collado from Barça B could renew later.

The focus then falls on the players having their contracts till 2022. Ter Stegen’s talks were interrupted due to the Corona crisis, but are supposedly ready to start after this pandemic. Pique and Roberto would have an extension depending on the games played, with later also rumored to a transfer move to the Blue side of Manchester. Semedo is also being linked to various clubs and could also be involved in a swap deal for Latauro. As for Ansu Fati, the youngster has been guaranteed to review to extend his commitment for three more years and, above all, raise the starting price to 400 million from his current buyout clause of 170 million.

In the next 2 years, Neto and Umtiti may no longer be Barça players. The club could manage their transfers at the end of this campaign, so the club has plans on Busquets and Clement Lenglet. The Frenchman’s position at Camp Nou is like as if he has the label of ‘non-transferable’. On the other hand, Busquets agreed on an extension also for the games played in his last year. He will retire at Barça.

The Catalan club also has its players on loan including Oriol Busquets, Cucurella, Rafinha and Miranda, all of them with contracts until 2021; Aleñáuntil 2022 and Coutinho, who has become a worry because of the investment of 120 million made by the Catalan giants, until 2023, like Todibo and Wague.

This leaves us with Alba, De Jong, Arthur, Junior, Griezmann, and Braithwaite. The Brazilian midfielder has already made it clear that he has no intention to leave the blaugranas. Only the former Real Betis fullback and emergency signing Braithwaite could leave before fulfilling their contract lengths. The future comes in safe hands with Trincáo, who is the only player with a contract till 2025. Emerson, Pedri, and Fernandes are more names in the list to which the Catalan side could yield again to gain experience.  

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