Barcelona’s players will start the new season tomorrow with El Clasico against Real Madrid under the Super Cup of Spain.
Barcelona behind them had pretty successful preparations in which they did not lose, but the competitive game against the rival rival is quite something else. Ernesto Valverde in official matches on the Barca bench will be debuting exactly against Real, and it will be the best indicator how far he managed to prepare the team for the new season.
Of course, Barca’s biggest problem is that the club has left one of the best Neymar players, and that the club’s management has not yet managed to make a substitute for him. Valverde will have to count on other players, and five of them will surely be removed for the remainder of the season.
Barcelona intends to sell Arda, Douglas and Vermaelen this summer, and already have an interest in these players. On the other hand, Munir and Samper are likely to leave for loan, but there is a possibility that Samper will return to Barça B if he agrees to that option.