09/03/2021 at 09:00 CEST
The transfer market is over and with it Barcelona’s option to continue strengthening the team. With the departure of Griezmann and the arrival of Luuk De Jong at the last minute, the Catalans have put an end to a market with many movements. The exit operation, however, might not be closed yet: Pjanic and Collado look for a market still open to leave the club.
Neither the Catalan nor the Bosnian, as well as Riqui Puig or Umtiti, have the confidence of the Dutch coach, Ronald Koeman, and want to leave the team as soon as possible. The former Juventus began with prominence last season, but his incidence was diluted until he ended up ostracized on the bench. His high salary reduces his options to go out to a market that has yet to be closed..
With regard to that of Sabadell, which He does not have a number or record with the first team, seeks a one-year loan without purchase option to grow and add minutes before earning the opportunity in the workforce. His season with the subsidiary has earned him the renewal until 2023, in addition to being a player in whom the board trusts blindly.
Umtiti, Pjanic and Collado, without options
Another of the footballers who does not count for Ronald Koeman and has not found a way out is Umtiti. The French central defender has been permanently tied to physical problems and his performance has plummeted compared to the start of his stage in Barcelona. In the 2020/21 season he only played 16 games between all competitions.
The arrival of Eric Garcia and the consolidation of Mingueza as an alternative close the doors this season: Koeman has Piqué, Lenglet, Araujo and Eric Garcia in the rotation. He still has two years left on his contract and the club will look for him again this winter summer or the next summer market.