The “unwanted” do not want to leave

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Langela, Brethren and Poch (Reuters)

Barcelona were preparing for a significant change within the team’s squad this summer, despite the financial difficulties that befell the club. Barça have planned to raise the necessary funding for the acquisition campaign by selling the players Xavi has no future in the team, including Samuel Omititi, Kalman Langela, Ricky Pouch, Martin Breithwaite, Oscar Mingsa and Brazilian goalkeeper Neto.

After a conversation with the coach in which the players were told they had no minutes to play and were advised to find a new team, the Catalans were surprised to find that of the players only Oscar Mingsa “understood” Xavi’s painful hint and agreed to start looking for another club to move to.

Omtiti, Langela, Neto, and Poch have not yet spoken about their future in public, but the delay in the matter implies that the players are in no hurry to leave the Camp Nou. Braithwaite, for example, returned with a clear answer – “I want to take advantage of the contract here to the end” (signed until 2024), the reason is that the players do not want to lose the salary promised to them in the current contract and know they will not earn at another club.

On the way out?  Not so fast.  Samuel Omtiti with Kalman Langela (Reuters)On the way out? Not so fast. Samuel Omtiti with Kalman Langela (Reuters)

So far the only transfer that has put money into the Catalans in the current window has been from Fran Jotgla to Club Brugge for five million euros. The other player who left is Danny Alves, who did not extend his contract. The immobility of players like Langela, Omititi, Pouch and Breyhwait does not allow for a refresh of the squad and limits Barcelona’s attempts to build the project promised to Xavi.

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