The current financial situation at Barcelona has reportedly pushed the Camp Nou giants to put on sale 18 first-team players this summer as the club hopes to raise funds to offset their £892 million debt.
The Spanish giants failed to balance their books after splashing huge amount on players such as Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho.
Moreover, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for Barca to raise revenue through ticket sales and TV rights. This has put the club in a precarious position.
Barcelona are keen to sell Philippe Coutinho, Miralem Pjanic and Samuel Umtiti. These players are on high wages and make little to no contribution to the first team.
Other players who are at risk of being sold this summer include Junior Firpo, Martin Braithwaite and Matheus Fernandes.
Due to financial problems at the club, Barcelona have been forced into signing free agents and youngsters this summer in order to strengthen their squad for next season.
Barcelona have already signed Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero from Manchester City on free transfers alongside Emerson Royal, who cost them €9 million (from Real Betis).
They are also closing in on Lyon forward Memphis Depay, who will be the third free agent to join them this summer.