He FC Barcelona is working on planning its squad for next season with the aim of finishing building a competitive team that is capable of competing for the UEFA Champions League, one of the main “musts” of the club for several years.
Everything will depend on the Financial Fair Play and what LaLiga allows based on the club’s income, but the Blaugrana team has a clear plan to reinforce all the lines for the coming campaign, as reported Sports world. The intention is to make three or four signings in the summer to offer more variants to Xavi Hernández, who has a clash with Joan Laporta due to a signing.
FC Barcelona’s plan for the summer transfer market
-A center: FC Barcelona wants to incorporate a left-footed central defender at Xavi’s request, taking into account that it is a profile that fits perfectly with the club’s offensive proposal. The defense is performing at a high level this season, but the club wants to continue improving that line. Aymeric Laporte has been offered in recent weeks, while names like Eva N’Dicka and Iñigo Martínez remain options.
-A right side: The Blaugrana team needs a right-back, confirmed by Joan Laporta himself. The sports management has been working on the incorporation for months with a long list of options. The names that are most liked, and are most likely in summer, are Thomas Meunier and Diogo Dalot. The club wants to bet on Julián Araujo in the short term, but not as a starting piece. There are still no contacts with Juan Foyth, who is the profile that the club likes the most.
-A midfielder: The signing for which Laporta and Xavi are fighting. The president feels they don’t need a midfielder, while the coach feels they need one more piece for the rotation. Xavi wants Jugones and there are three names that come up: Ilkay Gündogan, Martín Zubimendi and Bernardo Silva. The German is the most viable option because he ends his contract with Manchester City.
-A substitute center forward: The Barcelona team wants a center forward who can be a substitute for Robert Lewandowski because they do not have said profile. The name he likes the most is that of Vitor Roque. The return of Abde is also being handled, who could be part of the team depending on market movements, and Marcus Thuram was offered, who would arrive as a free agent.