Given their financial difficulties at the outset of the latest transfer window, it was speculated that Barcelona will shed a large number of first-team players. Here are the names of all 12 players with whom the club parted ways, including its all-time leading scorer.
While Atletico will allegedly pay Barcelona €10 million (R169 million) for Griezmann this season, it is expected that he will return to Los Rojiblancos permanently in 2022 for a sum of around €50 million (R846 million).
Few expected the 30-year-old to leave after Lionel Messi's surprise departure from the Camp Nou, especially after some Blaugrana fans blamed him for the board's inability to pay a new contract for the club's all-time greatest goal scorer.
After 21 years at Barcelona, Messi has gone on with his legacy intact, scoring 977 goals in 778 games in all competitions, and will hope to continue excelling at his new club, Paris Saint-Germain.
Players like Emerson Royal and Carles Alena, as well as Spanish left-back Junior Firpo, were permanently moved out by president Joan Laporta – view all 12 of the players who departed Barcelona in the latest window below!
Miralem Pjanic, Francisco Tricao, Junior Firpo, Monchu, Lionel Messi, Matheus Fernandes, Juan Miranda, Carles Alena, Jean-Clair Todino, Emerson and Rey Manaj
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