Barça would like to strengthen three positions during the winter transfer window. Xavi would like to see the arrival of a right-back, a central midfielder and a striker. The names of Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay are still mentioned in the direction of the exits.
According to information relayed by Files, Xavi made his demands known to his leaders for the winter transfer window. The Catalan technician would like to see three elements arrive: a right defender, a central midfielder and an attacker. Their arrivals would be linked to the club’s ability to remove players, in order to obtain funds to finance transfers and free up payroll to pay their salaries.
On the right side of the defence, the names targeted by the Blaugrana would be Diogo Dalot (Manchester United), Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich) and Juan Foyth (Villarreal). In the middle of the field, the Barcelona shortlist would bring together the names of Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Youri Tielemans (Leicester) and Bernardo Silva (Manchester City). Competition promises to be particularly tough for these three elements. Finally, the Blaugranas would think of Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Rafael Leao (AC Milan) and Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund) to improve their attack. Also difficult cases.
De Jong and Depay ever closer to the exit?
The names of Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay are still mentioned by the Spanish media, with a view to departures. The first, however, seems to want to register for the duration in the Catalan club, where he receives a salary of more than 20 million euros per year, and the second is trying to obtain the termination of his contract, which means that his transfer might yield nothing.
Last week, Joan Laporta explained that the levers had allowed Barça to avoid ruin. The club could activate a last one, if it did not manage to degrease enough. However, it is not obvious that the socios validate this idea, while this implies that the club will be deprived of part of its income for the next few years…