Barcelona are clear on their course in the transfer market, and if they can secure the services of right-back Iván Fresneda from Valladolid, their intention is to loan the player. This was reported by journalist Roger Torelló of Mundo Deportivo, revealing that Xavi, the coach of the culé, is looking for a more experienced player for that role, and the name of João Cancelo continues to be an option on the table.
The possible transfer of Ousmane Dembélé to PSG would open the doors to strengthen different areas of the team. Xavi believes it is essential to have an extra midfielder and, given the possible departure of Dembélé, they do not rule out reinforcing the attack line as well, where interest has been shown in Vitor Roque from Brazil, although his arrival would be agreed for January due to of his current situation in his club.
FC Barcelona plan if they can sign Iván Fresneda
The right-back is also indicated as a position to be strengthened, but this decision is subject to what happens with the other two areas previously mentioned.
If the signature of Ivan Fresneda, Barcelona are planning to loan the player, as Xavi is looking for a more experienced profile in that position. Although his arrival has not yet been confirmed and his price would be 8 million euros, the club maintains the possibility of incorporating João Cancelo, a high-level winger who is available on the market and whose agent, Jorge Mendes, maintains a good relationship with Barcelona.
Dembélé’s future at Barcelona is decisive for defining the strategy on the market, given that the income generated by his departure will influence possible signings. Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva is a coveted target for Xavi, but signing him will not be easy and will largely depend on the player’s disposition and negotiations with the English club.
In addition to the names mentioned, Giovani Lo Celso from Tottenham also appears on the list, another player who has aroused the interest of the Barcelona coaches. With the lack of goals in the team, the possibility of looking for a striker, or even anticipating the arrival of Vitor Roque, to strengthen the attack is not excluded.