It’s no news that the club has been suffering lately due to financial issues. However, most recently, a vote has been passed to sell 25% of the club’s image rights.
In doing so, the club will be injected with about $500million. We take a look at the likely transfers to occur once the cash starts coming in.
🗞️ — Fernando Polo via Mundo Deportivo
🧐 Barcelona and Xavi’s primary targets for this summer:
🇫🇷 KOUNDÉ: Xavi has asked for a physical center-back. His favorite is Jules Koundé (23), whom Sevilla must sell this summer after stopping his departure last winter. Although Chelsea wants to sign him again, the Frenchman prioritizes Barça’s proposal. The club wants to try & make an offer involving cash and players.
🇵🇱 LEWANDOWSKI: Xavi’s great obsession is Robert Lewandowski. The coach wants him at Barça and the club will contact Bayern soon.
🇪🇸 ALONSO & AZPILICUETA: Xavi wants to reinforce the two full-backs with two Chelsea players. For the right he has asked César Azpilicueta and for the left Marcos Alonso.
🇵🇹 BERNARDO: For Xavi, a midfielder as technical as Pedri is also necessary. His favorite is Bernardo Silva (27), from Manchester City, although his signing depends on Frenkie de Jong departure.
💥 With the approval of these economic levers, his Frenkie’s departure should no longer be essential, although certainly the Dutchman’s profile is not exactly the one that the coach likes the most. In fact, in this sense, Bernardo’s style suits him more, as he also wants to play at the Camp Nou.
🇪🇸 ZUBIMENDI: Xavi would also like to sign a pivot, who can be a good replacement for Busquets, he likes Martín Zubimendi (23) the most, but he is very expensive.
🇧🇷 RAPHINHA: The Leeds winger, is the one Xavi likes the most and there is already an agreement in principle with him through his agent, Deco, although his club is asking for more than €50m for him, an exorbitant amount.