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Laporta’s rebuild: List of players who will be staying or leaving Barcelona

The end of a cycle has reached and the process of rebuilding the squad will see Barcelona bid farewell to some of the club’s biggest names.

Just like in the 2007/08 season when a drastic change was needed to get Barcelona back into contention of wining European trophies and dominating the domestic league, the club must apply similar tactics in dealing with the currant situation.

Joan Laporta was the man in charge of that project under Pep Guardiola and he is trying to replicate that achievment with Ronald Koeman or Xavi Hernandez who many beleive possess similiar coaching ability to Pep Guardiola.

Those Staying at the club

Lionel Messi- Messi might be turning 34 this June but, Messi is still head and shoulder above every other Barcelona player. In fact, only Karim Benzema and Luis Suarez have come to match Messi this season. He will be staying at the club.

De Jong- The Dutch ace is a top, top player and he will be staying at Camp Nou.

Inaki Pena- Is young and still has more to learn. He will stay.

Roberto Araujo- He will stay, the lad is the future of Barcelona.

Clement Lenglet- The defender will be staying at Barcelona for the unforeseeable future. He is a very good defender who needs support.

Ter Stegan- The German shot stopper will not be sold this summer or the next cause he is a fantastic footballer. He is needed at the club.

Oscar Mingueza- The 22-year-old is the future of Barcleona fotoball club. He will be staying.

Sergio Dest- The American defender is the future of the club, he will stay.

Illaix Moriba- The talented defender will not be sold this summer or the next, he will stay on..

Pedri- The flight footed attacking midfielder will not be sold this summer or the next fore sable future. Pedri is the heir to Andres Iniesta which means he will retire at the club.

Konrad de la Fuente- The youngster will stay on.. He won’t be sold

Ansu Fati- He is the future of the club. Some even believe he will be heir to Lionel Messi but first, he has to recover for his injuries for that ascension to start.

Trincao- The right winger will stay one for another one to two seasons before he is moved on. But the moment he will stay.

Matheus Fernandes- The defensive midfielder will not be sold, he still has more years to play at Barcelona.

Sergio Busquet- The midfielder will be giving two options, either he takes a reduce role in the team’s setup or walk away. If a good offer comes in for him, he will be sold but judging on his loyalty to the club, he will likely accept the reduce role.

Those expected to leave

Neto– He will likely be leaving Barcelona for Arsenal or Villarreal this summer.

Samuel Umtiti- A top defender when fit but a liability when injured. He will be sold this summer.

Jordi Alba- A terrific defender when fit but Barcelona will likely get rid off him if a good offer comes in.

Junior Firpo- The versatile defender will likely be off this summer. He is a good plaeyr but not the right fit for Barcelona.

Gerard Pique- The defender will be remembered as one of the club’s greatest defender having won 28 trophies. Pique will be leaving Barcelona at the end of the season once a good offer comes in.

Miralem Pjanic- The midfielder will likely be leaving the club this summer on loan due to his complicated contract. Signing Pjanic involves paying over $350m which frankly don’t make sense.

Ousame Dembele- The French attacker still posses the blistering pace and dribbling skills to beat his marker but, the attacker has rejected a contract extension with the club. Barcelona are better off selling him rather than losing him for free next season.

Philippe Coutinho- The Brazilian will be sold if a good offer comes in for him. He will go down as the club most expensive flop in history.

Martin Braithwaite- The attacker is frankly not good enough to lead Barcelona’s attacking lines. He will be sold off this summer.

Antoine Griezmann- The French attacker is a fantastic player but he is not the player Barlceona need to win major torphies.

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