Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi has identified Coutinho's successor!

Posted on January 11, 2022 at 11:00 am by BL

After finalizing Philippe Coutinho's loan with option to buy from Aston Villa, Xavi is reportedly looking for a new attacking midfielder. Barça would then think of recruiting Oscar, who plays in China at Shanghai Port.

Since last summer, Philippe Coutinho was announced on his departure from FC Barcelona . Joan Laporta will have had to wait until January to get rid of the 29-year-old, since the latter was loaned with an option to buy to Aston Villa . Now, Barça would like to fill the departure of Philippe Coutinho and would target another Brazilian attacking midfielder, in the person of Oscar .

Barça have probed Oscar, who is open to a transfer

According to TNT Sports Brazil, FC Barcelona would therefore think of Oscar to replace Philippe Coutinho . Contacts have already been established but the operation would be difficult to achieve due to the economic problems of Barça . For his part, Mundo Deportivo confirms that the club culé would have spoken with the agent of Oscar , Kia Joorabchian , who is also the representative of Philippe Coutinho . The Catalan daily adds that the 30-year-old would be delighted to join the Blaugrana and that he would even be ready to cut his salary. Oscar could then accept a contract like Dani Alves , which mainly includes income based on bonuses. For the time being, the Oscar option would be studied but would not be a priority. Joan Laporta should register departures first before considering a new arrival.

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