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3 Players Barcelona should sell to balance up with the FFP rules & secure the services of Messi

Barcelona continues to hold onto their hopes of finalizing an agreement that would facilitate the remarkable return of Lionel Messi to the club.

With his contract at PSG set to expire in the summer, Messi is on the verge of becoming a free agent by the end of June, However, for the Argentina international to make a comeback to the Spanish top flight, the Blaguarana will need to undertake a series of player sales. The club's financial situation, governed by LaLiga Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, necessitates a significant number of departures to create space for Messi in their squad.

Below are the players Barcelona should sell to make room for the World Cup winner:


Despite joining just last summer from Leeds, where Barcelona outbid competition from Arsenal and Chelsea to secure his services, Raphinha has experienced a season with ups and downs. While his performance has been inconsistent, several leading clubs continue to show interest in him, potentially allowing Barcelona to secure a substantial financial windfall to alleviate their budget deficit. Consequently, he may be sacrificed in the process.

Franck Kessie:

Another player who arrived last summer, Kessie joined Barcelona on a free transfer rather than a high-value deal. While it took him some time to make an impact at the club, he has performed well whenever given the opportunity to play. There is a belief that his playing style is better suited for the Premier League, with Tottenham expressing interest in his services.

Ferran Torres:

Barcelona's surprise acquisition of Ferran Torres from Manchester City in 2022 came at a time when the club was facing significant financial challenges. However, his performances haven't matched the substantial investment made in him, leading to interest from Premier League clubs. Arsenal has previously been linked to him, and now Aston Villa could seize the chance to secure his signature.

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