Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: First major disagreement between Xavi and Laporta!

Posted on November 26, 2021 at 11:30 am by Arthur Montagne

Arrived on the bench of FC Barcelona not long ago, Xavi already has ambitions for the winter transfer window. But while the Spanish technician claims a winger, but within the management of Barça, we seem to favor the recruitment of a real striker, in particular to replace Sergio Agüero whose future remains very uncertain.

22 goals in 18 matches. This is the starving performance, for a club like FC Barcelona , since the start of the season. And Xavi quickly saw the offensive shortcomings of his squad since during his first two matches on the bench of Barça , the Spanish technician did not see his team find the enemy net once, namely the penalty of Memphis Depay against Espanyol. As a result, Xavi has still not seen his players score in the game. This winter, recruiting a striker therefore seems to be a priority. It must be said that Memphis Depay alternates the good and the less good while Luuk De Jong disappoints. For his part, Sergio Agüero is the victim of heart problems which could call into question the rest of his career. The Barça It is therefore difficult to digest the departures of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann , not to mention that of Luis Suarez two years ago. Especially since the Catalans are not spared by physical glitches since Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembélé chain injuries.

Xavi wants a winger … but Barça prefers a goalscorer

This is why FC Barcelona will seek to strengthen in the offensive sector during the month of January. But according to information from Mundo Deportivo, the profile of the attacker sought is debated internally. Xavi would like to attract a winger, which was his priority as soon as he arrived. With this in mind, the name of Raheem Sterling quickly emerged, but this file promises to be complicated from an economic point of view, especially since the England international is playing more and more with it. Manchester City . Anyway, another vision emerges internally since some leaders would rather attract a real center-forward. It must be said that Luuk De Jong is far from meeting expectations and the options are very limited in this position. In the corridors, Barça hope to be able to rely on Ousmane Dembélé and Ansu Fati as soon as their physical glitches are resolved, and in the meantime, Xavi can count on some very promising young people like Ilias Akhomach and Yusuf Demir that the Spanish technician has launched into the deep end. On the other hand, the new coach of Barça has little option for his number 9. With this in mind, Barça would seek to take advantage of the situations of Timo Werner and Edinson Cavani who play little at Chelsea and Manchester United . Therefore, FC Barcelona is moving towards recruiting a center forward this winter.

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