Barcelona get rid of ballast. Lenglet is next

Barcelona get rid of ballast. Lenglet is next

Barcelona have made up their mind on who will they say goodbye to next to resign Lionel Messi. It is defender Clement Lenglet.

Having to unload the payroll for the sake of a contract for Lionel Messi has led Barcelona to a massive sale. Trinkao has already gone on loan, Monchu, Matheus, Aleña, Miranda, Jean Clair Todibo and Junior Firpo have left the club. But this is not enough, because they also signed Emerson, Depay, Aguero and Garcia. Therefore, in addition to possible departure of Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho, Barca want to get rid of Clement Lenglet, who does not inspire confidence in defense.

Diario Sport, citing RAC1 journalist Gerard Romero, reports that Blaugranas want to send the defender to the Premier League. By doing this, they would not strengthen competitors in Spain, and would help the conditional Arsenal, which are looking for inexpensive defenders, because they recently acquired Ben White for 50 million euros alone.

Barcelona insist on loaning Lenglet, but with a mandatory buyout option after a certain percentage of matches played. At the same time, the club, which will shelter the defender, will compensate for his entire salary.

This once again shows what a hopeless situation the Catalans are in. It is clear that they do not count on Messi alone to bring them trophies. Their advertising contracts are burning, without which Barca will be in an even worse position. But we must not forget about the width of the bench, without which they will not last adequately until the end of the season.

What if Pique and Garcia drop out? They will put Mingueza and hope that he does not fail? Doubtful tactics. They are also going to get rid of Umtiti for the same reason. Although he did not play for a long time due to injury and finally lost his shape, he has experience and understanding of playing in defense, which the conditional Mingueza still needs to learn. Barcelona is going all-in for the last money and it is far from being a fact that it will win. But there seems to be no other way out. In the first year of his presidency, Laporta does not want to be branded as a liar who missed Messi.