Ernesto Valverde is hoping to get some deadwood out from his Barcelona squad in the new year, with the Barca manager enabling three players to leave the Catalan club in January.
Sport in Spain are detailing that Valverde needs to make his squad smaller keeping in mind the end goal to make it less demanding to manage in a clearout that will probably see Arda Turan, Thomas Vermaelen and Aleix Vidal leave the Camp Nou.
Turan was initially put up for sale in the summer, yet would not like to leave the club, turning down an advance move back to Turkey. The previous Turkey captain had likewise been connected with a return to Atletico Madrid, yet now it’s trusted that the main offer on the table is from an anonymous club in the Chinese Super League, but it’s far-unlikely he’ll want to move there.
Vermaelen, in the meantime, is all around loved and appraised at the club, but his consistent injury problems have restricted the Belgian centre-half to only 22 appearances in three seasons, with the former Arsenal defender likewise investing some time in loan at Roma, last term. Vermaelen’s desperation to be named in Roberto Martinez’s Belgium squad for next summer’s World Cup in Russia is also behind Barcelona’s eagerness to offer the 31-year-old.
Vidal was originally utilized by Valverde in his first couple of games in charge, yet is currently accepted to be surplus to prerequisites, with Barca confident they can recover the vast majority of the 18 million euros they paid for him in 2015. The 28-year-old was signed in the meantime as Turan, two years prior, while the Blaugrana were under a UEFA authorized transfer ban. The Spanish full-back has just figured out how to show up amid his chance with the club, be that as it may.
Barca are additionally taking a gander at decreasing their wage bill, which would likewise explain their want to part with the trio, while Sport additionally guarantees that Brazilian midfielder Rafinha could be sold in the summer.