Barcelona transfers: Every signing and sale this season

Carlo Garganese

Barcelona’s 2021 summer transfer window was dominated by the exit of Lionel Messi, who departed for PSG on a free transfer in a shock move.

The Blaugrana’s well-documented financial problems also conditioned what they were able to do on the market, but there were still plenty of ins and outs to talk about.

So which players arrived and which players were sold over the course of the summer transfer window?

What players have Barcelona signed in 2021-22?

Sergio Aguero: Free transfer from Manchester City

Eric Garcia: Free transfer from Manchester City

Memphis Depay: Free transfer from Lyon

Yusuf Demir: Loan from Rapid Vienna

Luuk De Jong: Loan from Sevilla

Barcelona began the summer of 2021 a staggering €1.2 billion in debt, which meant they were completely restricted in the transfer market.

Subsequently, the Blaugrana did not pay a transfer fee for a single player who has remained at the club this season – with Emerson immediately shipped off to Tottenham after returning from Real Betis.

Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia both arrived on free transfers from Man City, although the former immediately picked up an injury that would rule him out for several weeks.

Sergio Aguero, Barcelona, 2021-22 season

Sergio Aguero, Barcelona, 2021-22 season

Memphis Depay was arguably Barca’s biggest signing of the summer, although the Dutch star also joined on a Bosman after his Lyon contract expired.

Luuk De Jong was a surprise deadline day loan signing from Sevilla after being specifically requested by manager Ronald Koeman.

Youngster Yusuf Demir came in on a one-year loan, too, from Rapid Vienna.

What players have Barcelona sold in 2021-22?

Konrad de la Fuente: €3.5m to Marseille

Matheus Fernandes: Free transfer to Palmeiras

Juan Miranda: Free transfer to Real Betis

Jean-Clair Todibo: €8.5m – to Nice

Lionel Messi: Free transfer to PSG

Junior Firpo: Free transfer to Leeds Utd

Sergio Akieme: €3.5m – to Almeria

Carles Alena: €5m – to Getafe

Monchu: Free transfer to Granada

Ilaix Moriba: €16m – to Leipzig

Emerson: €25m – to Tottenham

Barcelona made an impressive €76.5m in the summer by selling players, helping to ease the financial burdens on the club.

However, there were two very painful departures that Barcelona were devastated to be unable to prevent.

The first was Lionel Messi as Barcelona were unable to register his contract due to their debts and economic instability. The 34-year-old thus joined PSG on a free transfer.

Lionel Messi on his PSG presentation, 2021-22

Lionel Messi on his PSG presentation, 2021-22

Barcelona also were forced to sell wonderkid Ilaix Moriba to Leipzig due to the fact he was refusing to sign a new contract that was to expire next season.

What players have Barcelona loaned out in 2021-22?

Francisco Trincao: One-year loan to Wolves

Rey Manaj: One-year loan to Spezia

Antoine Griezmann: One-year loan to Atletico Madrid

Miralem Pjanic: One-year loan to Besiktas

Barcelona made an additional €19.3m from loaning out the above four players.

Atletico Madrid have the option to extend Antoine Griezmann’s loan for another year, as well as an option to buy that Wolves also possess with Francisco Trincao.

Miralem Pjanic was moved on having barely played under Ronald Koeman in 2020-21 after his big transfer from Juventus.