Barcelona have reportedly agreed many deals to boost their squad in their return to the UEFA Champions League, but their desire to unveil them as their new players has been halted because of those who refuse to leave the team on the best possible terms.
A recent investigation by As dropped a major hint on how things are going at Camp Nou, with the club currently struggling to offload footballers that are surplus to their requirements. Players such as Jordi Alba or Sergio Busquets have already left the club, but to sign those that will replace them, the Blaugrana club need to part ways with more footballers.
The team is particularly distressed by the attitude shown by two of those who are not included in Xavi's plans. One of them is Ferrán Torres, the other player is Ansu Fati. Both of them are among the top earners with the Catalan side, and letting them leave could pave the way for new signings. Nonetheless, both players refuse to leave, giving Barcelona quite a headache to satisfy Xavi's needs.
Torres, who joined Barcelona in 2022, has turned down offers from Newcastle and other clubs to help Barcelona's ailing finances. Meanwhile, Fati has also snubbed contracts with Premier League sides such as Wolverhampton and Tottenham, giving the Blaugrana hierarchy a bit of a headache.
The Catalan club is not willing to end their deals to add new players to their roster, mainly because the investment on both would not be recovered. The team has tried to negotiate with both players and with other members of the squad, such as Franck Kessie, but at this point, Fati and Torres have not followed the example set by the Ivory Coast midfielder and are sticking to their current deals.
Barcelona are reportedly confident about their chances to seal their exits before the start of the season, but until that happens, announcing new players will not be as easy as planned for the Blaugrana outfit.