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07th Jul 2022

Barcelona brutally leave Sergi Roberto out in cropped photo

Callum Boyle

No prisoners taken by Barcelona

Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto was brutally left out of a photo posted to their social media platforms in which they recognised the club’s “talent.”

The photo posted on Wednesday featured two of Barca’s younger members of the squad, Pedri and Ansu Fati – but fans noticed that the original photo taken also included Roberto.

Upon realising that the defender was missing from the photo fans expressed their sympathy towards the Spaniard while also wondering why he had been removed.

“I feel like crying,” said one fan.

A second person tweeted: “Why did you crop him out of the picture handler?”

A third person said: “Poor Sergi Roberto.”

Roberto has made over 200 league appearances for Barcelona and famously scored the sixth – and winning – goal in Barca’s famous 6-1 win against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League in 2017.

Barcelona making moves to improve their squad

Barcelona are currently in pre-season training ahead of the new season as their new-look squad begins to take shape, despite the ongoing financial disarray at the Catalan giants.

Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie are the latest arrivals the Camp Nou and also have interest in the likes of Raphinha and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.

Despite Xavi’s interest in bolstering the squad, the club still need to sell to restore some financial respect to their name. Frenkie de Jong is the player who is expected to leave, with Manchester United the favourites to land his signature.

Joan Laporta, Barcelona’s club president, has repeatedly stated that the Dutch international is not for sale and reports emerged yesterday that the La Liga club owe De Jong over £17m in unpaid wages and bonuses which is delaying any prospective sale.

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