With deals for midfielder Franck Kessie and defender Andreas Christensen all but done, the Barcelona management is now focused on releasing those who hold little value. And for that, a certain Oscar Mingueza has been identified as one.
Spanish news outlet MARCA believes that Barcelona will try to coup as much capital as possible from his sale since he still has a contract until 2023. The publication says the defender is valued at €10 million, but there might as well be a twist in the tale
While it is understood that the chances of Barcelona offering Mingueza a new deal are bare minimum, the player’s idea is to initially go on loan in order to wait for a contract. If not, he will look forward to leaving the team on a free transfer in 2023.
As things stand, the player is very much aware of the fact that Barcelona have no intention to offer him a new deal. This was made evident after how Xavi preferred to use other defenders over Mingueza. Hence, the immediate idea is to look for an exit.
Now, he did play the full 90 minutes against Getafe recently, but that was mainly due to the defensive casualties that the club is facing at the moment.
For Barcelona, it is very much necessary for them to prioritise departures. This mainly due to the fact that they are still working on several contract extensions, including those of young midfielder Gavi and star forward Ousmane Dembele.
In order to match the duo’s figures, the team needs to make sure there is enough room within the roster and the team is, in fact, operating within the salary cap.
An amount of €10 million may not represent a good profit, but the good thing for Barcelona is that he does have a few suitors in the market. MARCA says the defender has gathered positive attention mainly due to his physical strength.
An unknown Bundesliga team has already approached him with an offer for the next season, just as he had last summer when the likes of Girondins, Hertha Berlin and Valencia came up with their proposals.
With a game still to be played in the Spanish La Liga, no decision has been made so far, but Barcelona hope to find a solution before they start preparing for the next campaign.