4 players Barcelona need to sell to register Ferran Torres transfer

Players Barcelona have to sell in order to accommodate Ferran Torres
Players Barcelona have to sell in order to accommodate Ferran Torres / 90min/Getty Images

La Liga side Barcelona signed Ferran Torres from Manchester City in a reported initial €55m deal, with another €10m in instalments ahead of the January transfer window.

It has been heavily reported that Torres will have a €1b release clause added into his deal.

However, as reported by El Chiringuito, despite the signing, Barcelona are currently unable to register the star because their wage bill is way too much according to Financial Fair Play and La Liga rules.

So, it is obvious that the Blaugrana will be looking to sell some big names in order to accomodate their latest new signing.

Here are 4 players we think FC Barcelona will sell in the January transfer window to accomodate Ferran Torres:

1. Samuel Umtiti

Samuel Umtiti
Umtiti is out of favour at FC Barcelona / David Ramos/GettyImages

Samuel Umtiti has been out of favour at FC Barcelona for quite a long time now.

The Blaugrana will have to ensure that he is the first one to be shown the door at the club as he reportedly earns £208,000-per-week.

Selling Umtiti could come as a huge relief for Barcelona's wage bill.

2. Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho
Coutinho could finally end his nightmare at Barcelona / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Coutinho earns roughly £380,000-a-week at FC Barcelona with his contract at the club set to expire in the summer of 2023.

This comes to a yearly £19.7m spent on wages to the Brazilian.

If Barcelona manage to ship Coutinho out of the club, they could easily accomodate Torres at the club without any financial fair play issue.

3. Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele
Dembele could be sold by Barcelona / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

FC Barcelona are reportedly trying to convince Dembele to reduce his wages in a new deal, but the Frenchman has refused to entertain any such requests from the club.

This has led to the club finding it difficult to register new signings. It is obvious that Barcelona could move him out in January to ease their financial woes in registering Torres.

Dembele currently earns £287,000 per week (£14,924,000 yearly) at FC Barcelona.

4. Luuk de Jong

Luuk De Jong
Luuk de Jong could end his Barcelona spell this January / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

With his contract all set to expire in the summer of 2022, FC Barcelona will be aiming at receiving some amount of money by selling Luuk de Jong in January.

The Dutchman's wages stand at €23,077 per week (£1,200,000 yearly) at the club.