Finally, the candidate to replace the former culé youth player has been Xavi’s favorite option, so that Joan Laporta begins to enter difficult terrain by the time the market opens, the player will already be safe.
In days gone by we spoke that FC Barcelona had 3 candidates to replace the current number 10 and ex-canterano Ansu Fati. One was the favorite of Mateu Alemany (Kingsley Coman), the most optimal for Laporta (Yannick Carrasco) and the one requested by Xavi Hernández (Raheem Sterling). The directives culés They have opted for it to be the one the coach has chosen.
In this way, Barcelona emissaries were in London yesterday to witness the second leg match for the round of 16 in the Champions League. Lhe reports about the Anglo-Jamaican attacker are very good, since he was the author of the first goal with which his club gained confidence. But in a more general analysis, the left winger was one of the best in the match against Borussia Dortmund.
The candidate that Barcelona has chosen to take over from Ansu Fati is the most difficult
Of the 3 candidates that were up to now, Sterling It appears as the most difficult in terms of the current contract it has with the blue club. The former Manchester City arrived at Stamford Bridge at the beginning of this season and signed a link until 2027. His team paid 57 million euros for the transfer and they gave him a token of approximately 21 kilos (the one who earns the most in the London team).
The positive thing that the Catalan team sees is that the player has not been able to adapt 100% or to the offensive idea of what Graham Potter wants. This has caused the 28-year-old footballer to have sports stress that makes him see other options and one of the ones that has caught his attention the most is precisely that of Barca.
It depends on how the season ends in the Premier League, Sterling will choose whether or not to take over from Ansu Fati at Barcelona
Until now the numbers of the former Liverpool with the blue elastic are 1,849 minutes divided into 26 games with a balance of 7 goals and 3 assists. The Chelsea board of directors expected that by this point in the championship the player would have better records than 15 goals and 10 assists.
The truth is that they are not such negative figures but Sterling himself expected to perform better in the blue squad. What can follow is that Barcelona present an offer to request the transfer of the English attacker although including a purchase option is a complicated process. For now, what Laporta is most interested in is signing the candidate that Xavi has chosen and thus taking the “heir of Messi” out of circulation.