Barcelona is going through an atypical moment in its history and is experiencing a financial and political crisis. The club’s situation is forcing the new board to take measures that would have previously been treated as insanity. The departure of Lionel Messi is a case in point. In order to comply with the rules of the Spanish League and to have a payroll within the parameters, Barcelona was unable to renew the star’s contract.
Despite all the turmoil, Barcelona started the 2021/22 season on the right foot and beat Real Sociedad last weekend 4-2, and the highlight of the match was Braithwaite, who scored two goals and served Sergi Roberto to score the fourth goal in the match. . The other goal was scored by captain Gerard Pique. The fencing was the first official after Messi’s departure.
It was also the debut of some of the boosters, such as Depay, Eric Garcia and Emerson Royal. However, time is running out for the board of directors to comply with the “laws” of La Liga and reduce the club’s salaries. For this, at least five players will be traded. According to Sport, Umtiti, Pjanic, Philippe Coutinho and Braithwaite are on the layoffs list.
But, contrary to the news from the Spanish gates, coach Ronaldo Koeman does not think about losing Coutinho, especially after Messi’s departure. At a press conference, the coach stated that he owns the Brazilian for the current season and that he has not yet been listed as he needs a few more days of recovery.
“Philippe Coutinho left because I think he needs another week to train with the group before he can be called up. I’m counting on him because he’s a great player. He could be important for Barcelona. He started playing last year, then he got injured.” It is true that I have Coutinho for this season“Koeman reassured.
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