PETE JENSON: Barcelona’s disaster has been set on the shoulders of Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets right after Josep Bartomeu’s reviews – to scapegoat the famous quartet is SHAMEFUL from the gentleman who is mainly to blame
- Josep Bartomeu mentioned it is time to deliver some players off with full honours
- A quantity of Barcelona legends seem set to leave after the decline to Bayern Munich
- These incorporate Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets
- Checklist of players not available for transfer also elevated eyebrows in some situations
So there we all were being contemplating Barcelona’s recent mess could be the fault of their incompetent board paying out 250m euros on Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho, sacking a mentor in the center of a year when they had been top, allowing the club’s B-team to flounder in the 3rd tier and overseeing an incomprehensible transfer coverage given that sacking the club’s previous decent sporting director in 2015, but no we ended up erroneous.
The problem is Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets.
They are the kinds who have to go away, not the president, who claimed it would have been ‘irresponsible’ to give up forcing the elections that almost all supporters of the club want.
Josep Bartomeu reported it is time to say goodbye to players who manufactured Barca the finest in the entire world
His checklist of gamers who wouldn’t be marketed did not incorporate that of club legend Gerard Pique
Luis Suarez might also have to shift to a new club as the club sets to enter a new era
Ronald Koeman is set to grow to be the following manager just after Barcelona’s 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich
Josep Bartomeu told the club’s in-house media: ‘Now it is really time to say goodbye to some of all those gamers who have built us the very best club in the world.
‘I do not want to communicate badly about anyone but we have to get started sending some of them off with total honours.’
Entire honours. That will be pleasant. Pique currently has total honours of program. He has gained everything attainable in the video game.
Suarez is the all-time 3rd highest goalscorer in the club’s historical past and Sergio Busquets has been so fantastic his placement on the pitch now tends to have his name.
It is genuine that Busquets has wilted significantly more than the last 12 months and Suarez is the initially to acknowledge that he is in his final seasons and Pique mentioned in his publish match interview immediately after the Bayern debacle that he would go if people imagined it most effective.
But to scapegoat them however appears really shameful. ‘This is not a social or an financial crisis it is a sporting one’, mentioned the president pointing the finger plainly at the gamers.
Sergio Busquets is an additional professional participant who the club now appear established to allow go
Jordi Alba also might have performed his last Barcelona game for the duration of the Champions League loss
‘There are selected players who know they are not going to carry on. Give them totally free transfers? All the alternatives are open up,’ he explained.
The list of players that Bartomeu did give as not staying accessible for transfer also lifted eyebrows. Frenkie De Jong, Clement Lenglet and Antoine Griezmann reasonable sufficient. But Nelson Semedo destroyed by Bayern Munich last Friday, really? And Dembele, significantly? You wouldn’t pay attention to an present to the most expensively flawed signing in the club’s historical past?
It did not make a ton of sense but then virtually absolutely nothing at Barcelona does suitable now. Eric Abidal, reported Bartomeu had not been sacked. He experienced resigned.
Remarkably significant cash flops Phillipe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele could conclusion up staying
Did the club not know of his intention not to carry one when they stated in a assertion the prior working day he would be overseeing the squad adjustments?
There is loads of drama still left in Barcelona’s summertime and the Messi condition, for all that Bartomeu built assurances he was keeping, is obviously not settled.
Spanish radio Cadena Ser documented that Bartomeu had spoken to Messi’s father to convey to him that Koeman desired him in the group but that Messi’s father instructed Bartomeu that he desired to speak to his son deal with to face.
That meeting needs to occur before long. The new season begins in a few weeks.
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