Posted on January 9, 2022 at 6.30 p.m. by Amadou Diawara
Back at FC Barcelona, Xavi's priority would be to recruit Alvaro Morata in attack in January. However, the Catalan coach could see PSG stymie his plans. Indeed, Juventus would like to recover Mauro Icardi to let Alvaro Morata go and the capital club would be demanding for their Argentinian striker because of Neymar, who was still injured for several weeks.
To save the ship of FC Barcelona, adrift since the start of the season, Joan Laporta decided to trust an elder of the house: Xavi. Indeed, the president of the Catalan club has decided to entrust the keys of his team to the Spanish technician. A choice that was fatal to Ronald Koeman, thanked. Back at FC Barcelona, Xavi has already launched the big maneuvers to strengthen its workforce. To restart the season for the Blaugrana team, the former coach of Al-Sadd has offered the services of Dani Alves and Ferran Torres . And as the winter market opened its doors, Xavi would not intend to stop there. Eager to further strengthen his attack, the FC Barcelona coach is reportedly intending to recruit a new center forward. With this in mind, Xavi would have made Alvaro Morata his top priority. However, he would face a series of obstacles on this issue. Obstacles from Turin, but also from Paris.
Alvaro Morata blocked by Juve because of Mauro Icardi and Neymar?
As explained Massimiliano Allegri, he closes the door to a departure of Alvaro Morata in January. At least, he would not expect to let go of his Spanish striker if he does not find a successor to him beforehand. According to Sport.es information, the Juventus coach would pinch for Mauro Icardi and would have indicated that he wanted to see him join Turin before the end of January. However, PSG would not be cooperative enough on this issue. To believe the Spanish media, the club of the capital would not consider letting go Mauro Icardi at any cost this winter, and this, despite his status of undesirable in Paris. Indeed, PSG would be demanding because Neymar has not yet recovered from his injury and should not return for several weeks. A situation that makes his presence for the first leg against Real Madrid on February 15 uncertain. Under these conditions, FC Barcelona would currently have their backs to the wall regarding Alvaro Morata, but Joan Laporta and Xavi would remain despite everything attentive in case of opening. It remains to be seen whether Juve will be able to meet the demands of PSG for Mauro Icardi by the end of the winter transfer window.