They won’t be the only ones let go; several more players will have their contracts terminated in the coming days as the club scrambles to cut its salary expenditure.
As part of their summer squad reduction, FC Barcelona reportedly released midfielder Miralem Pjanic and defender Samuel Umtiti.
This choice is being justified for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, Barcelona must adhere to La Liga’s financial fair play regulations.
Second, due to the financial implications of Lionel Messi’s new deal, the club was forced to make the decision to part ways with these two highly compensated players who now appear to be superfluous to the Barcelona team.
Barcelona has been attempting to release players who Koeman does not want in order to provide him with a well-trimmed group.
Todibo, who moved to Nice, Konrad de la Fuente, who moved to Marseille, and Junior Firpo, who is close to joining Leeds United in the Premier League, were the first to do so. A total of 33 million euros is expected from these three in players.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Blaugrana are aiming for much more from the sales, as they intend to send first-team stars like Umtiti and Pjanic packing. Both players have already received release letters.
[Via: Fernando Polo🥇]