What happened to the four Barcelona stars Ronald Koeman told to leave immediately

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When Ronaldo Koeman took the reins at Barcelona he reportedly told four players they have no future at the club.

The four players in question were Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti.

The players were all put on the transfer market, as the Dutchman set about taking Barcelona in a new direction after a disappointing season under Quique Setien.

Suarez was under pressure to leave as soon as possible, with his contract potentially set to be terminated, and he was linked with a move to Juventus.

Eventually the former Liverpool striker signed for Atletico Madrid, where he has made 17 appearances for the La Liga club – who are currently top of the table – scoring nine times.

Ronaldo Koeman is the current Barcelona boss
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Vidal also attracted attention from a number of tops clubs and it wasn't long before he agreed terms with Inter Milan.

The transfer fee was a steal at a little under £1million in variables, with the Chilean waving goodbye to the Camp Nou after his two seasons in Catalonia.

Rakitic had been at Barcelona since 2014, so his departure six years later was a little more gut-wrenching for fans of the club.

The Croatia international moved back to Sevilla, the club he left for Barcelona, and put pen to paper on a four-year deal.

Samuel Umtiti is the only one of the four who has remained at Barcelona
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Sevilla paid £1.3million up front for the midfielder with an additional £8million in variables.

Umtiti is the only player who has remained at Barcelona, despite allegedly being told by Koeman that he has no future at the club.

The defender has made just four appearances in all competitions for Barcelona this season, with Ronald Araujo and Clement Lenglet ahead of him.

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