It’s true that the Catalan giants are really up against it this season thanks to the aftermath of Josep Maria Bartomeu’s presidency. Only now is the full extent of his board’s financial mismanagement coming to light, with an audit due to be made public in the coming days.
Things have got so bad that both Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann have had to leave the club, and on the pitch, the Blaugrana, whilst unbeaten, have been poor. Add into the mix the very public rows between the president, Joan Laporta, and manager, Ronald Koeman, and you have a team in crisis mode yet again.
To that end, ridding themselves of more high earners might make some sort of sense, albeit Ousmane Dembele is probably one of their only forwards that can conjure up some of the old magic now. His issue stays his fitness, given that his entire time spent at the Spanish club has been peppered by time spent in the treatment room.
The Red Devils will make a move for the footballer in the summer if he decides not to sign a new deal with Barcelona. From a playing perspective, that makes no sense at all, given that Jadon Sancho was bought with a view to being the speedy wide man.