Barcelona squad list: Pjanic and Umiti left out for trip to face Athletic Club
Ronald Koeman has released his squad list ahead of Barcelona’s LaLiga Santander tie with Athletic Club at San Mames this Saturday.
Gerard Pique has been included, with his muscle problem not deemed serious enough to keep him out of the squad.
Miralem Pjanic and Samuel Umtiti, who weren’t name against Real Sociedad last weekend, are omitted again as the club try to sell the pair to free up some much-needed funds.
Philippe Coutinho, meanwhile, is nearing a return from injury but is not yet ready for selection.
Barcelona squad vs Athletic Club
Goalkeepers: Neto, Inaki Pena, Arnau Tenas.
Defenders: Sergino Dest, Emerson Royal, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Eric Garcia, Ronald Araujo, Jordi Alba, Alejandro Balde.
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, Sergi Roberto, Riqui Puig, Nico Gonzalez, Yusuf Demir, Gavi.
Forwards: Antoine Griezmann, Memphis Depay, Martin Braithwaite, Rey Manaj.