Barcelona are preparing to lay off five players to raise funds for Messi

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Barcelona are in the midst of a €200 million (around £171 million) funding challenge to sign Lionel Messi’s new contract at the Camp Nou. There are five names in the first team that could be released from the team to raise funds.

Messi’s current contract with Azul Grana is due to expire next week. With news outlet RACUNo reporting on the issue that Barca have moved heavily in the transfer market this summer. They have already grabbed Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Emerson to join the army.

While Marca reports accordingly. In the same direction, Joan Laporta pointed out that for every €100 million (about £85 million) a team can roll in. They can only use 25 per cent of the funds (about £21 million).

From such a situation, Barcelona plan to release the players who are not in the plans of Ronald Koeman. Especially those who receive huge wages with the agency, which is expected to be five such players. Also included are Philippe Coutinho, Martin Braithwaite, Miralem Pjanic, Samuel Umtiti and Mathaus Fernandes.