Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi already set for this huge winter operation?

Posted on November 26, 2021 at 7:30 am by BC

While Xavi would like to attract Raheem Sterling to FC Barcelona this winter, Pep Guardiola would like to convince his striker to extend to Manchester City.

Arrived at the beginning of the month at FC Barcelona , Xavi has already set a high priority for the next transfer window. While the club's attacking sector has weakened considerably following the departure of Lionel Messi , and that Sergio Agüero could be forced to end his career due to his heart problems, Xavi would absolutely like to attract an offensive reinforcement. Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea), Arthur Cabral (FC Basel) and Timo Werner (Chelsea) would notably be in the sights of FC Barcelona , just like Raheem Sterling, who would like to have more playing time. However, Manchester City intends to retain its attacker.

Manchester City want to keep Sterling in January

According to Telegraph information, Manchester City plan to step up contacts with the Sterling clan in order to convince him to extend his lease, running until June 2023. The Pep Guardiola club would then be ready to reject offers for his striker during the next winter transfer window to try to find an agreement by next summer. A decision also justified by the absence of Riyadh Mahrez in January, due to Algeria's participation in CAN 2022. Bad news for Xavi and FC Barcelona .

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