FC Barcelona is obliged to release some players before the end of the summer transfer market. Barcelona Group has overbooked staff With all, has increased its wage bill to 620 million The euro, a figure that could be ‘doomed’ for Catalans for the foreseeable future. The intention is to ‘discard’ or sell football players with whom the club can make money (Frankie de Jong case), but not all are on this list; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, one of them.
For the Catalan side, the Gabonese striker is a non-transferrable player. Xavi Hernandez has included him in his plans as a substitute for ‘9’ for the 2022-2023 season For Robert Lewandowski who will be the undisputed starter. Despite this, the Catalans know that having Aubameyang in the team is a guarantee of a goal. The evidence is the thirteen goals scored with Barca since landing at the club in early February.
Amid rumors that Chelsea are interested in transferring the 33-year-old striker, Sport newspaper has reported that Barca are not in the business of negotiating his departure and may not have even offered it to the English team. This is because Xavi considers him to be a very important player for his project at the club and has labeled him “non-transferable”, at least for this transfer market.
Eger’s coach wants Barca to be as aggressive as possible. He knows he has a real ‘killer’ in the squad with Lewandowski and is scoring a good number of goals, but he doesn’t want dependency. For Xavi, the role that Aubameyang might have—starting as a substitute, in theory—could be crucial to complement the attack, with Dembele, Anu Fati, Ferran Torres and Rafinha.
The only way for Barca to ‘give’
Barca’s position, in principle, is not to listen to Aubameyang’s proposals, but Scenarios may change when there is a “crazy offer”, always according to information from the ‘Sport’ newspaper, although from the club they understand that this will not happen. In that sense, it’s most likely that Gabonese will stay at Spotify’s Camp Nou for another year, if there aren’t any last-minute surprises.
On the other hand, ‘Auba’ intends to continue wearing Barkas next season. They have adapted very quickly to the dynamic culture and are convinced it will be crucial amid Blagrana’s goal of fighting for the title again in the 2022–2023 season.