Xavi will have to make some tough decisions this pre-season when it comes to the make up of his squad for the 2022-23 campaign. The manager hopes to have both Ousmane Dembele and Raphinha in his squad for the new year which means he needs to make room for both players. Diario AS are reporting that Xavi has to choose between Ez Abde and Alex Collado. Moreover, the report says he decided to discard the Moroccan winger.
Abde will leave if both Raphinha and Dembele arrive. The final decision will be coming in the next days. The 20-year-old did feature last season for the first team, and impressed for Barca B, and has a contract with the club that runs until 2024.
There have already been a few whispers about clubs that could be keen on Abde. It seems that Girona are the latest club to be linked with the young attacker. Meanwhile, Collado has just a year left on his deal but looks set to get a chance to prove his quality to Xavi.
The 23-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Granada but Xavi spoke at the time about how his plan was always for Collado to come back to Barcelona.