- Premier League clubs are on red alert with Barcelona looking to sell a number of high-profile players
- Philippe Coutinho and Sergio Busquets headline a list of top players identified for sale this summer
- This move is geared towards cutting down on the Catalans wage bill while they raise funds for Lionel Messi’s new long-term contract
Barcelona are reportedly planning an exodus of their top players this summer with the aim of trimming down on their wage bill.
Sources close to the club claim the decision has been occasioned by Lionel Messi’s contract situation following the expiry of his deal with the club.
According to Mirror UK, the Camp Nou outfit is looking to offload a number of top players in a firesale to reduce the wage bill.
Barca president Joan Laporta is said to be looking for a way to balance the books by offloading some players who are currently out of favour.
Francisco Trincao already joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on a loan deal while Junior Firpo made a permanent switch to Leeds United.
That may not be all as Philippe Coutinho and Sergio Busquets among the high-profile stars who could exit the club this summer.
Others include Ousmane Dembele, Samuel Umtiti, and Miralem Pjanic have also been listed among possible exits from Camp Nou.
Meanwhile, Premier League clubs like Man United, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Chelsea have been linked with each of the players, with Pjanic the latest thought to be on the radar of London clubs.
Lionel Messi hails Emiliano Martinez
Legit.ng earlier reportedly that Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez singlehandedly inspired Argentina to Copa America final after saving three penalties during shootouts against Colombia.
Both sides had played a 1-1 draw after extra time in their crucial semifinal encounter played on Wednesday, July 7.
Lautaro Martinez powered La Albiceleste ahead after just seven minutes of action at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia with Lionel Messi responsible for the assist.