The ‘revolution’ of Xavi Hernandez in FC Barcelona I already started. The Barça coach turned the page of elimination in the Champions League and is already preparing the movements for 2022 that will allow him to dream again of placing the club that gave him so many joys in the elite of world football. This week he spoke with the directors and made things clear: he needs signings urgently.
The Spaniard is aware that the squad he currently has is not enough for him. The team needs reinforcements, mainly, in two areas of the field: defense and attack. Against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, a match that left them out of the top European competition, the serious doubts that exist in both sectors were noted. Piqué and company had a very bad time against Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller. While Ousmane Dembélé and Memphis Depay had almost no scoring options.
To achieve great things, you have to have high-level footballers. For this reason, Xavi has observed the options he has in the international market, has analyzed them and has been left with three names in the Premier League. Interestingly, all from the same team. He will try to “assault” Chelsea, the last European champion.
As revealed Sports world, Barcelona wants to “fish” in the ‘blues’. César Azpilicuelta, Antonio Rudiger and Christian Pulisic they would be called to become new Barça footballers. All three have minutes in Thomas Tuchel’s box, but they have great options to leave the London institution.
The Spanish side ends his contract with Chelsea in June 2022 and in recent months he has lost prominence. The starter down the right lane is Raheem James and at the Camp Nou they believe that the next transfer market would be a unique opportunity to sign him. The 32-year-old would analyze the option because he needs to be a starter to show that he can be taken into account in the Spanish National Team for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Antonio Rudiger is the fashion central in Europe. The German positioned his name as one of the most talented defenders today and many important clubs have already asked about his contractual situation. He ends his contract in June of next year, but his case would be the most complex because his high salary would mean a problem for the Catalans.
For his part, Pulisic, who has suffered an ankle injury that took away his prominence in the first part of the season, wants to go back to being an important footballer, but for the moment it is difficult for him. At Chelsea, Tuchel has Hudson Odoi, Mount, Havertz and Ziyech in front of him. It’s a lot of competition. Therefore, he would coldly analyze his exit through a loan. Barcelona is seriously interested.
Mundo Deportivo points out that another name that sounded on Barza’s list was Andreas Christensen, who will also see his contract end. This case was practically ruled out because it is very close to closing its renewal with the English. It only remains to define some details to be able to sentence its continuity at Stamford Bridge.
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