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Barcelona Releases Names of 8 ‘Untouchable’ Players Not For Sale



Barcelona president, Josep Bartomeu, has named eight players that will not be sold this summer, as the club looks to rebuild its squad after a disastrous 2019/2020 football season.

Barcelona lost out to Real Madrid in the race for the Spanish La Liga and were dumped out of the Champions League after a 8-2 thrashing by German champions, Bayern Munich.

Speaking in an interview with Barcelona TV, President Josep Bartomeu said Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele, Marc Andre Ter Stegen and Antoine Griezmann are not for sale.

He said: “Messi is untouchable and non-transferable. He knows it, we all know it.

“But there are various non-transferable players like (Marc Andre) Ter Stegen, (Clement) Lenglet, (Nelson) Semedo, (Frenkie) De Jong, (Antoine) Griezmann, (Ousmane) Dembele. Players we are counting on in the future.”

He also confirmed that the club had received offers for Ansu Fati, 17, adding that the youngster was not for sale.

“We have had (offers) for Ansu Fati, for example. But Barca does not want to sell players, although we receive several offers for players.

“We don’t want to sell him. He has a great future. I’m telling you from here, he’s non-transferable,” Bartomeu added.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.