Earlier this week, FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu controversially listed the players the club will not sell in this transfer window, implying that the rest of the squad is for sale.
Click through the gallery above to see the players listed by the club’s president as not for sale.
Reports this past weekend suggested that the Blaugrana would be open to selling most of their first-team players ahead of the 2020/21 campaign as they try to rebuild the squad following a tough season.
In an interview on Tuesday, under-fire president Bartomeu surprisingly seemed to confirm those controversial reports, naming just a handful of players the club will not look to sell, starting with the club’s captain and all-time record goalscorer Lionel Messi.
“Who’s not for sale? Leo Messi,” he told Barca TV.
“He knows that. He’s the best player in the world.
“We’d also be talking about (Marc-Andre) ter Stegen, (Nelson) Semedo, (Frenkie) de Jong, (Clement) Lenglet, (Ousmane) Dembele… (Antoine) Griezmann too.”
While he did not name 17-year-old star Ansu Fati among the squad’s “untouchables”, Barca have often insisted the African-born winger is not for sale.
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