According to the Spanish daily Diario AS, Barcelona expects four players to leave the club simultaneously in the transfer window next winter.
According to the source, defenders Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, and striker Martin Braithwaite and midfielder Matheus Fernandes are the candidates for the transfer. The source also notes that players' current position in the club and their attitude to a possible transfer are not equivalent for this group.
The clearest is the situation with the 24-year-old Spanish left-back, who is not in the plans of Ronald Koeman, and for whom the club already received offers during the last transfer window. Among the favorites in the race for Firpo are Inter Milan and Napoli in Naples
The footballer is estimated at 14 million euros by Transfermarkt. However, according to the terms of the his transfer to Barcelona in the summer of 2019, a part of the sum from his sale will go to the treasury of Betis, Seville. Firpo played 25 matches For the Catalan club, in which he scored just one goal and gave two assists.
French central defender Samuel Umtiti could leave the team last summer, but the player himself insisted on trying to do his best in front of the new coach, but the idea wasn't crowned with success as Koeman did not see him as a starting player.
The player's injury complicates the situation - the Frenchman has not entered the field in the new season. It is known that Lyon is interested in the return of the defender, but there's also Roman Roma among the contenders. Transfermarkt estimated the footballer at 20 million euros.
During a short pre-season training camp, the Dutch mentor made it clear that he saw no prospects for Brazilian midfielder Matheus Fernandes. Still, the player's agents blocked Monaco's possible transfer on loan. His relations with the club after the failed negotiations are remaining tense. According to Transfermarkt, the estimated cost of the footballer is 3 million euros.
Signing the Catalan club by Danish striker Martin Braithwaite was an emergency replacement for injured Uruguayan Luis Suarez in January of 2020, with the hope to be sold in summer. However, the pandemic has interfered with the plans of Barcelona and left Braithwaite in the team. However, Koeman is going to replace him with Memphis Depay from Lyon.
In this case, the player is looking towards the transfer to one of the English Premier League clubs. The footballer is estimated at 7.5 million euros by Transfermarkt, although the Catalans paid 18 million euros making out the transfer from Leganes.