5Times has compiled a list of all the 2023–24 season’s completed Barcelona transfers so far.
Barcelona, the current La Liga champions, had a strong campaign under Xavi last season, and he will be hoping that their strong results in 2022–23 would increase their chances of attracting some top players before the start of the next season.
The player who had most recently been linked with a return to Camp Nou after two years at PSG was Lionel Messi, but the Argentine decided to go move over to the United States and join the MLS. Sergio Busquets’ departure will also create a significant gap in Xavi’s midfield, with Martin Zubimendi and Ruben Neves said to be their top targets.
It will be intriguing to see whether Barca can find a way to recruit the players they want with the little funds at their disposal given that Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City are both connected with a move to the club, as they are both nowhere near a cheap option for the Spanish giants.
In terms of defence, Jordi Alba left Camp Nou, joining Gerard Pique who had previously left in the middle of the 2022–23 season, implying that Barca will also likely add more defensive players to the roster.
Barcelona’s transfer window so far: the new signings
Ilkay Gundogan, a key midfielder who helped Manchester City achieve a record triple last season, has joined the Catalan club on a free transfer, making him Barca’s newest addition at this point in time.
Antoine Griezmann has also officially returned to Barcelona from his loan assignment at Atletico Madrid before securing his permanent move back to Camp Nou.
|Player||Player nationality||Previous club||Transfer fee|
|Ilkay Gundogan||German||Man City||Free agent|
|Sergino Dest||USA||AC Milan||End of loan – return|
|Samuel Umtiti||French||Lecce||End of loan – return|
|Clement Lenglet||French||Tottenham Hotspur||End of loan – return|
|Nico Gonzalez||Spanish||Valencia||End of loan – return|
|Abde Ezzalzouli||Morrocan||Osasuna||End of loan – return|
|Alex Collado||Spanish||Elche||End of loan – return|
|Mikayil Faye||Senegal||NK Kustosija Zagreb||5 million Euros|
Barcelona’s transfer window so far: the departures
Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba retired from their Barcelona careers at the end of last season. Following his free move to MLS side Inter Miami, Busquets will reunite with his former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.
|Player||Player nationality||New club||Transfer fee|
|Jordi Alba||Spanish||No club||Free|
|Sergio Busquets||Spanish||Inter Miami||Free|
|Francisco Trincao||Portuguese||Sporting CP||7 million Euros|
|Antoine Griezmann||French||Atletico Madrid||20 million Euros|