Barcelona confirmed on Thursday, June 30 the departure of a number of young players, including 21-year-old midfielder Jandro Orellana, who has long been tipped to take over as captain Sergio Busquets at the Camp Nou. .
Jandro is one of 11 Barcelona B players who will leave after their contract expires. Lucas de Vega and Gerard Fernández ‘Peque’ will also leave the Camp Nou before the 2022-23 season begins.
The remaining eight players who will leave Barcelona are: Carlos ‘Peque’ Polo, Guillem Jaime, Santiago Ramos Mingo, Arnau Solà, Igor Gomes and Àlex Ruiz. Loanees Rodado and Escobar will also return to their parent club after the end of their contracts.
It’s certainly been a summer of big changes for Barcelona B, who will be known as Barca Atletic from next season. Top scorer Ferran Jutgla has been sold to Club Brugge, captain Arnau Comas has joined Switzerland’s Basel and goalkeeper Lazar Carevic has signed for Vojvodina.
The team will also have a new manager in time for the new season. Barcelona have confirmed that Sergi Barjuan is no longer a coach. Former Barcelona star Rafa Marquez is expected to take over the position, as reported Relevo.
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Busquets talks about the future
Jandro looks like a potential successor to Barcelona after impressing for the youth team. The midfielder joined Barcelona at the age of 14 but his career has been hampered by injuries that have stunted his growth.
Replacing Busquets will certainly not be an easy task but one that Barcelona will have to do, likely in 2023. The 33-year-old captain is out of contract at the end of next season and could decide to shorten it. time for his stellar career at the Camp Nou.
Busquets has spoken about his future at the end of the season while on international duty with Spain, as Marca reports.
“I have a contract with Barcelona for one more season, and with the national team I always think about the World Cup. From there, I’ll see how things go, it doesn’t matter now,” he said. “I want to end the season strong and start the Nations League well. Then the World Cup will come and the battle for goals will be with Barca next season.”
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One player considered a potential replacement for Busquets is Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves. The Catalan side are keen on the midfielder but won’t make a move until next summer, according to Diario Sport.
Barca are currently unable to meet the Premier League side’s valuation and will wait until next summer when Neves will be cheaper as he will enter the final year of his contract at Molineux.
Xavi and his staff also know that Busquets will continue for another season and therefore a replacement is not immediately necessary. The captain turns 34 in July but remains an important Barca player and was the player of the season last season, appearing in 51 matches in all competitions.
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