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FC Barcelona Puts Price On Pedri Sale

FC Barcelona midfielder Pedri is no longer an “untouchable” player at the club, which has already put a price on him that it would accept from an interested party according to El Nacional citing anonymous sources.

Pedri broke through to Ronald Koeman’s first team in the 2020/2021 season that followed the pandemic and appeared to be one of the main pillars of Barca’s long-term future.

After club football finished that term, however, he then took a career misstep by contesting both the Euros – where he was voted the tournaments best young player – and the Olympics for Spain as part of a silver medal winning-team that lost the Tokyo final to holders Brazil.

Since then, the 21-year-old has failed to feature in more than 50% of Barca’s games, in a development that has forced the club to learn and ask the Spanish Football Federation not to also burn out teen sensations Lamine Yamal and Pau Cubarsi.

The La Masia graduates are “untouchable” members of Xavi Hernandez’s first team squad, meaning that they will not be sold for any price as communicated by President Joan Laporta revealing that his cash-strapped club turned down a $214 million (€200 million) bid for Lamine from Paris Saint-Germain.

Pedri also once boasted that label, but El Nacional say he has lost it in recent times in the eyes of Sporting Director Deco amid Mundo Deportivo previously explaining that the club was looking to renew him.

With Barca badly needing to make a big player sale or two to navigate Financial Fair Play limits and return to the 1:1 rule, Pedri can be sold if any interested party meets the price tag put on him.

This is $107.5 million (€100 million), and though Pedri doesn’t have any suitors at present, the Spain international would surely find a buyer somewhere across Europe with Paris Saint-Germain previously trying to tempt Barca into a sale according to El Espanol.

Pedri showed his undoubted class when coming off the bench to provide an assist for Raphinha in a 3-2 Champions League quarterfinal first leg win at the Parc des Princes, but then failed to have an impact in the returning meeting in Catalonia a week later when the Blaugrana was steamrolled and knocked out 6-4 on aggregate.

This can be explained by the fact he had only just returned from a right thigh knock that has plagued him throughout 2023/2024, and his injury history might also limit his options in potential next destinations beyond the Montjuic Stadium.

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