Barcelona officially finished in 2nd position in La Liga for the 2021-2022 season, followed by their 0-0 draw against Getafe yesterday. Aside from that, the Bluagranas also qualified for the Spanish Super Cup for next season. And they will face Real Betis in the semi-finals.
Of course, Xavi Hernández did wonders for Barcelona this season. He single-handedly changed everything about the team’s performance. As a result, the Catalans are expected to perform better next campaign, especially when they are planning to sign some new players.
Everything indicates that the likes of Memphis Depay, Ousmane Dembélé and Luuk de Jong may leave Camp Nou in the summer. However, the club have been linked with Robert Lewandowski, so as to bolster their frontline. In all honesty, the Spanish gaffer tried his best for the Catalans this season.
Barcelona Top-3 Goal-scorers In La Liga This Season:
12 goals in 26 La Liga appearances. The Dutchman remains the club’s highest goal-scorer in the league, even though he missed some games due to an injury. Of course, the Bluagranas may consider putting him off transfermarket in the summer. Because, he still has the ability and capability to upgrade the team’s performance.
11 goals in 15 La Liga games. Apparently, the Gabonese joined Barcelona in January. Meanwhile, he was their latest consistent goal-scorer, having scored 11 goals in 15 matches. Without a doubt, Aubameyang is expected to continue at Camp Nou in 2022-2023, despite the possible arrival of Lewandowski.
Luuk de Jong
6 goals in 20 La Liga matches. Of course, Xavi Hernández never trusted the Dutchman’s ability. Meanwhile, Luuk de Jong played a tremendous role in the team’s performances this season. As he won many important games for the club, as regards his match-winner goals. Nevertheless, the player is on the club’s transfer list, so he’s most likely to leave the Catalans.
The Amount Of Money Barcelona Make This Season Despite Being Trophy-less:
The Xavi Hernández’s side make €36 million in the 2021-2022 campaign, according to Gabriel Sans. So, the Blaugranas aren’t really unsuccessful this season, because they still earn some money into the club’s account.
Firstly, the Catalans earn an extra income of €18 million for finishing in 2nd position of La Liga table this season. Apparently, the club should be grateful to the Spanish manager, because he was the main reason for their 2nd position in the league.
Secondly, Barcelona make €8m for qualifying for the Spanish Super Cup. And, they also make €7 million, as regards the difference between the 2nd and 3rd position in the league (La Liga).
Lastly, the Bluagranas will receive €3 million from UEFA for the market pool of next season’s Champions League. Of course, Barcelona wouldn’t have made so much money without Xavi Hernández. So, the Spanish manager deserves an accolade.