La Liga has been notified of the Spanish champions’ plans, which also include the potential re-signing of Lionel Messi, a legend at Camp Nou. According to a number of news sources, league authorities will soon make a definitive decision.
Barcelona is currently prohibited from adding new players because they went over their salary cap, but they have submitted a “viability plan” to La Liga in an effort to demonstrate their ability to rein in spending, which has been helped by the departures of Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.
After Sunday’s unexpected loss to Celta Vigo to end the season, Xavi predicted some positive developments in the coming days and said the club will soon finalize its intentions.
“We have had a great season. We have to reinforce ourselves to fight for all the titles and compete especially in Europe. There we must take a step forward and we need two players per position. But we have gotten a lot out of this squad,” he said.
“This week is already decisive to know the real scenario that we can sign and strengthen ourselves, we must strengthen ourselves to compete in Europe. The definitive step to be competitive in all the titles is to strengthen yourself well.”
More first team players are anticipated to be released by Barcelona, and Xavi acknowledged that choices regarding a number of fringe players would also be made in the coming days.
“I don’t know if it was the last game for some players, it will depend this week, which will be decisive,” he continued. “We are on ‘standby’, but it will be a key week to find out what stage we are in.”