Barca must sell €124m in players this season

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  1. Oct 9, 2019
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    There is always an alternative, it would just take crazy cojones to stand firm during negotiations and not give into Messi's ever increasing wage demands. At some point, they will regret this massively (already paying the price in the CL in some way as their squad keeps getting weaker year after year)
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    Fortitude TV/Monitor Expert Scout

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    But again you're blaming/focusing on Messi, not everything around him that has fallen apart with a host of 1st teamers of theirs not delivering.
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    Dembele needs permanently swerving just for those 2 shocking misses late on v Liverpool in the semis last year.
    Basically his fault Liverpool had any chance of a comeback in them!
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    I haven't blamed him. He is right to ask for as much as possible. Who do you think I was talking about when I mentioned "cojones" ?
    I would bleed them dry too.
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    dwd Saturday Night Spies

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    I'd go for Coutinho if at all possible.
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    They’ll be fine
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    Problem is that is a massive downgrade for a Barca player to go from there to us in our current situation. we have to be really realistic that if we are still languishing in the bottom half of the table with the same manager then we will have huge limitations on getting players to join us.
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    Things are really bad, but i suspect they'll get better soon.

    1. We'll have a boost with the return of Pogba, Martial and Shaw from injury.
    2. We'll sack the manager at some point and bring someone else in.

    It might be soon enough to get a player like this in Jan, but maybe the summer?
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    I would be optimistic about the team getting better when the likes of martial and pogba return but when we are struggling to open up the likes of rochdale and Astana in the same manner that we have struggled in the premier league I cant see these players making a big difference.
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    This has been brewing for a while. Years of poor commercial management and bad signings have created a timebomb. Recently they were spending 70% of their turnover on wages (that might still be the case).

    Can see them going through a tough few years once Messi leaves.
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    Dembele is rubbish. Absolutely no mentality to succeed at the highest level. A worse version of Martial in this aspect if you like

    Coutinho is good but he will probably be another deadwood in two years. So better to stay away from their problems
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    So I guess that's how serious it is. If they don't manage to do it some club members might be dissatisfied.
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    What did he do?
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    Right.

    124m+[Insert Player] for Messi.

    Gogogo.
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    Quite doable for Barça. 134M€ nowadays are almost like 50M€ 5 years ago
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    No they won´t. There isn´t a scenario where that happens.
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    No scenario where they pay the contractual amount of 120m€? I reckon there is, but only time will tell.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    How so?
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    He plays well for them and they want him?
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    Bayern have a proven record of getting their guy for a reasonable sums. They will never pay this amount if it isn´t benefiting them, Coutinho isn´t close to being a 120m and Bayern won´t pay over the odds for him.
    I would see them paying top dollar for Havertz but not Coutinho unless he will become a fantastic player for them and then everybody gains something from the deal.
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    Missed a clear sitter to send Barca 4-0 up against the dippers in the last minute.
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    The only Barca players I'd be interested in are Artur, De Jong, Griezmann and possibly Dembele (weak mentality but very talented, on a year loan) but I doubt any of those are available. Not including you-know-who for obvious reasons.

    The problem is, Barca wants to get rid of the players who are either not playing well, too old, on high wages or all of the above. I can see their logic, but why would anyone want to do them a favour?

    They struck gold with the generation of Messi, Iniesta, Busquets, Pique etc but La Masia is not some magic conveyor that can keep producing world class stars every couple of years and their transfer deals have been of mixed success. I believe that Neymar fiasco was a hige blow to their plans because they were grooming him to be a successor to Messi.
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    Kudos to Messi if he came to a "Utd in transition" to write his name into our storied history. Lets offer them 124 million and 1 pound.
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    I'd give Dembele a year loan with an option to buy if he's any good, not sure why he'd agree to it though. I'm at the point I'd take a league 2 player so long as he's an actual right winger. Dembele's a talented kid but there have been stories about his attitude surfacing even since his time at Dortmund, they could be just from the rags, mind.
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    There's zero chance of Barcelona selling Arthur.
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    The article says Barcelona must bring in €124 million in player sales from the 30th of June 2019 to 30th of June 2020.

    In this period Barcelona has already recollected 40m€ for Malcom + 12,9 m€ Denis Suarez + 2 m€ Sergi Palencia + 8,5 m€ Coutinho-loan + 1,5 m€ Rafinha-loan which means that they only need to look for 64,9 m€ in player sales before the 30th of June 2020.

    To sum up, they don´t even need to sell Coutinho, just selling Rafinha + Vidal + Rakitic should be enough.
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    They also still have to pay a shitload of money to Liverpool for Coutinho.
    Edit: maybe to Dortmund as well for Dembele. And €10m to Bayern for Vidal.
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    I agree with you, but only if they don‘t get Havertz.
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    :lol: They'd want 100m+ for Arthur alone.
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    Yes, but that's another part of the balance sheet.
    Barcelona generates 1.000 m€ per year so no issue with that. They just need to add 64,9 m€ in player sales and they would be fine.
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    They are fecking crazy those dudes.
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    You really believe they need € 124 million when only 2 months ago they made an official bid for Neymar? Please.
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    I’d not want him here regardless. He doesn’t want to leave Spain and already has issues there. It’d be another Ratboy all over again.
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    Lets give them 150 for Coutinho and Dembele.
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    They'll sell a couple squadies and make that kind of money.
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    Think the figure of €124m already covers the amounts they still owe on transfers. And for the record, they only have to pay €5m more to Liverpool. The rest is owed to a third party financing company.
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    Dwazza Gunnar Solskjær Lutefisk is it!

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    €124 million for Messi.

    Come on, Ed, you know you want to.