The football leagues all around Europe just finished and they’re already starting again. With the end of the 2019/2020 season, many clubs try to exchange parts and make some reformulations on their squads. Thereby, many important players stand in the dispensing line of the giants.
BARCELONA: NEW MANAGER AND EXTENSIVE DISPENSE LIST
This was the most expected situation for this week. Barcelona, after the historical humilliation suffered last week, arranged a reformulation (already expected), and started a cleaning inside the club.
First of all, Quique Setién’s obvious dismissal from the team’s command. To his place, was hired dutch national team coach, Ronald Koeman. The new manager barely arrived and is already making some noise, presenting his wish list.
According to Mundo Deportivo newspaper, the commander demanded the signings of a center back, full backs, a more “physical” midfielder, and a striker, who would be Lautaro Martinez as number 1 choice.
Koeman has already made a Barcelona’s dispense list, which counts with important names in the club’s recent history.
The most surprising one is the uruguaian center forward Luis Suárez, who will probably be used as an exchange piece in a future negotiation.
Besides Suárez, the midfielder Arturo Vidal should also be ready to leave the club since he didn´t stand out at Bayern and it was very discret at Barcelona.
The center back Umtiti is amongst the players that are related to leave the club aswel as the midfielder Rakitic, very used in the last seasons but who added little in Setién’s team.
Certainly Barcelona would be one of the most modified teams but the list counts with players that can still add quality to the squad.
The replacements must be well thought in order for the team’s quality not to fall even more. There is still Messi’s indecision and if he leaves the club, they should already start thinking about 2020.
PSG LOOKING FOR RENEWAL AND POSSIBLY LOSING NEYMAR
It’s not just the pain of losing the Champions League final that made PSG look for a reformulation. This was already foreseen even before the final stages of the tournament.
The brazilian executive Leonardo, no longer wanted to renew with Cavani and Thiago Silva, both were already informed months ago.
The uruguaian forward is still without a club, and desired by Benfica, however the high requested salary stops the deal. He still has market in Europe and should manage to settle a deal with some team before the football restart down there.
The brazilian center back however, couldn’t get another year of contract. His manager Tuchel wanted, but it was not the club’s desire.
Thiago has reached an agreement with Chelsea and it was a good choice. He left a club that spends a lot in few players and that has an unbalanced group, and he will also play in a top championship leaving a weak and graceless french league.
Neymar is the big question mark at this moment. The french’s project was to spend a lot and seek a Champions League title.
This time the team got close, however, the “almost” does not represent a trophy in the closet.
Neymar has failed in that project and the commanders are already seeing the last chance to make some money with his sell.
Another year of contract could mean a sudden fall in that condition, and in the chance to use that money to strengthen the group.
PIRLO ARRIVES CAUSING A REVOLUTION IN JUVENTUS
Pirlo was performing for the italian team not so long ago and surely knows how things must change inside the club.
Just hired as the new commander of the Vecchia Signora, Pirlo already put up a list of names that will not be in his plans for the 2020/21 season.
One of those names is the center forward Higuaín. The argentinian has been playing for Juve for some years now, but he will not be on the team for the arriving season. The manager justified the choice with simple words: “Cycles come to an end”.
Another dismissed player will be Khedira. Pirlo seems to be trying to rejuvenate Juventus, and therefore, turn the team into a more dynamic one, and the dismissals are making that seem very clear.
Ramsey comes up as a possible name who can also leave the club. Hired in the last season, little has made for the team and that doesn´t please the coach. Another speculation would be to use Douglas Costa as an exchange part.
The brazilian has a lot of quality and the italians like him, but his physical condition worries because he’s a player who is always injured and out of combat, and that doesn’t gives Pirlo the security he needs to count on him.
REAL MADRID WILL ALSO CLEAN UP THE SQUAD
The coincidence is that those millionaire projects that fail on their way to the Champions League are also the first ones to have drastical changes. Real Madrid will also have important changes at the beggining of this season.
After being precociously knocked out of the Champions League, the merengues prepare a list of dismissals from Madrid.
The spanish newspaper AS, has advanced a possible dispense list from Zidane’s team.
The most obvious name is the attacker Gareth Bale who doesn’t have a very good relationship with the manager, is not very used and didn’t even want to play the final stages of the competition.
But in case the newspaper is really right,other dispenses are kind of a surprise: James Rodríguez, Luka Jovic, Mariano, Brahim Diaz, Isco, Marcelo, Lucas Vásquez and Nacho.
European football kicks off full of big moves. At a first stage in the form of dismissals, but with a lot of players available, a lot of squads can be modified and add up value with quality athletes. Let’s wait for the next chapters.