Xavi Hernández immediately expressed his desire to strengthen the FC Barcelona squad. While the on-pitch triumph over traditional opponents was no doubt satisfying, the coach’s post-match comments indicated that he believed the side needed that extra quality if they were to rise to the many challenges that lay ahead: theirs Defending the league title and fighting for long-awaited glory in the Champions League after back-to-back eliminations in the group stage.
Xavi’s requests for signings have translated into three clear priorities where he believes he can take Barcelona’s potential to a new level. Ousmane Dembélé’s departure has underscored the need for these strategic acquisitions and underpinned Xavi’s determination to assemble a stronger squad.
Xavis 3 priorities for the rest of the transfer market
-The arrival of Vitor Roque: According to reports from sports world, Xavi wants to secure the services of a forward to make up for Dembélé’s absence. The club prefer a winger capable of causing chaos in opposition defences. An interesting option is Vitor Roque, the 18-year-old Athletico Paranaense forward whose transfer is slated for January.
-An offensive interior: Xavi’s vision for an improved midfield includes a creative and dynamic presence. Bernardo Silva, Manchester City’s 28-year-old maestro, fits the profile. Despite contractual and financial considerations, Xavi remains genuinely interested in Silva. The Portugal international’s desire to don the Blaugrana shirt fits in with his longtime dream of joining the Catalan giants.
Gio Lo Celso, the Argentina international who currently plays for Tottenham, presents another alternative. Xavi appreciates Lo Celso’s skills, particularly his ability to dictate the game from midfield. Lo Celso’s loans to Villarreal have shown that he might be compatible with Xavi’s style.
-Right side: In search of a versatile and experienced right-back, Manchester City’s João Cancelo is Xavi’s preferred choice. The 29-year-old’s versatility to play on either wing makes him an attractive candidate. Xavi had previously attempted to secure Cancelo’s January signing, a move but was thwarted by disciplinary issues at the time.
While Xavi is looking to more experienced options like Cancelo, Valladolid’s 18-year-old right-back Iván Fresneda remains a potential candidate. Xavi’s fondness for Cancelo underscores his belief that Fresneda may need more development to thrive at Barcelona’s elite level.
Xavi’s strategic priorities for Barcelona’s remaining transfer market show his commitment to adjusting squad composition and skills. As the market evolves, the footballing world eagerly awaits the developments that will shape Barcelona’s resurgence under his leadership.