Barcelona must choose to SACRIFICE one signing and not play them in Europe


Barcelona must choose to SACRIFICE one signing and not play them in Europe… and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ‘is set to be DUMPED’ ahead of January buys Alves, Torres and Traore

  • Xavi will drop one of his four January signing from their Europa League squad
  • European competitions only allow a maximum of three new players to feature
  • Xavi will have to choose between either Alves, Torres, Traore or Aubameyang
  • The manager will be most likely sacrifice former Arsenal outcast Aubameyang
  • The club payed £55m to acquire Torres’ services from giants Manchester City
  • Alves could remain as Sergino Dest or Oscar Mingueza have failed to impress 
  • While Xavi may look to get the most out of Traore considering he’s only on loan











Barcelona manager Xavi will have to exclude one of his four January signings from the Catalan’s Europa League squad.

This is because European competitions only allow a maximum of three new players signed during the January transfer market to feature.   

As a result, Xavi will have to choose between Dani Alves, Ferran Torres, Adama Traore and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang – who all joined the club last month. 

Xavi will have to exclude one of his four January signing from their Europa League squad

Whichever player Xavi chooses will be unable to represent Barcelona on the European stage for the remainder of the season.  

According to Marca, Xavi will be most likely sacrifice former Arsenal outcast Aubameyang for the European campaign.

It seems unlikely Xavi would drop Torres considering the club paid £55million to acquire his services from Premier League giants Manchester City. 

Xavi will be most likely sacrifice former Arsenal outcast Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Xavi will be most likely sacrifice former Arsenal outcast Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

It seems unlikely Xavi would drop Torres considering the club payed £55million to acquire his services from Premier League giants Manchester City

Dani Alves will most likely feature in Xavi's side considering Sergino Dest or Oscar Mingueza have failed to prove their worth to the manager on the right-wing

Torres and Alves will most likely feature in Xavi’s squad for the European competition

Dani Alves will most likely feature in Xavi’s side considering Sergino Dest or Oscar Mingueza have failed to prove their worth to the manager on the right-wing.   

Alves has also spent a considerable amount of time with the Barcelona squad, having returned to the Nou Camp in November – five years after his first stint with the Catalan giants came to an end.

However, he did not sign for the club until the LaLiga registration window opened on January 3 – landing him in this predicament. 

Therefore it is down to Traore and Aubameyang to battle it out for the last remaining space in the European squad at Barcelona.   

Therefore it is down to Traore and Aubameyang to battle it out for the last remaining space in the European squad at Barcelona. However, Traore is currently holding the upper hand

Therefore it is down to Traore and Aubameyang to battle it out for the last remaining space in the European squad at Barcelona. However, Traore is currently holding the upper hand

Traore holds the upper hand as Ez Abde and Ferran Jutgla will be unable to play in Europe as they were not registered on the B list at the start of the preseason. 

Additionally, Traore is only on loan with the Catalans until June 30. Whereas Aubameyang has signed an 18-month contract.

Therefore, Xavi may be eager to make the most of having the Wolves winger on his side before the 2021-2022 campaign comes to an end. 

Xavi also has alternative options to Aubameyang, including Memphis, Braithwaite, Ferran and Luuk de Jong.  

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