Xavi 'tells SIX Barcelona players they have no future at the club'

Xavi ‘tells SIX Barcelona players that they have no future at the club with Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti and Riqui Puig among those set to be moved on’ as the Spanish giants return for pre-season on Monday

  • Barcelona manager Xavi is beginning a summer clear out at the Nou Camp
  • He has now told six players they are surplus to requirements at the club
  • Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti among those not in the Spaniard’s plans
  • Catalan side return for pre-season today as they aim to turn around fortunes

Barcelona manager Xavi has told six of his players that they are not in his plans going forward at the Nou Camp.

As the former midfielder continues to build a new era at the club after another disappointing season, Riqui Puig, Neto, Oscar Mingueza, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti and Moussa Wague have all been informed they are going to be moved on.

According to sport.es, Xavi is keen to start from scratch at Barca with pre-season set to begin today, but many questions remain over several players’ futures.

Barcelona manager Xavi has told six of his players that they are not in his plans going forward

The 42-year-old was made manager of the club in November 2021 in place of Ronald Koeman

The Spaniard reportedly still wants to sign a minimum of five new players in preparation for the 2022/23 season, but is also keen to move unwanted stars out of the club sooner rather than later.

The six players are said to have been given an extra week from the start of pre-season to organise their futures, and they must find new clubs if they want regular minutes this season.

Whilst Lenglet has been linked with Tottenham, other players may have difficulty finding a way out, with the likes of Neto and Umtiti having been linked with moves away from the Catalan club in several recent windows.

Central defender Samuel Umtiti could finally be on his way out of the door at Barcelona

Clement Lenglet has been linked with a move to Tottenham and Xavi is willing to let him leave

If Umtiti does leave it is likely to be on loan to another club in Spain. Wague, meanwhile, is just returning from a serious injury that has kept him out for a year, meaning fewer clubs are likely to be willing to take a risk on the full-back.

Umtiti signed for Barcelona in 2016 from Lyon, whilst Wague joined in 2018. 

Mingueza and Puig both graduated from Barcelona’s academy but it has been made clear that Xavi does not want either player around.

It is thought that the players have known of their situation for a few weeks, with Xavi planning on shaking things up as he tries to turn around Barcelona’s fortunes.

Riqui Puig is a product of Barcelona’s academy but he has been told he can leave the club

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