Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi wants to strip the workforce of Pep Guardiola!

Posted on November 26, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. by Dan Marciano

In search of offensive reinforcements, FC Barcelona could well draw from Manchester City. Three players of Pep Guardiola would be in the sights of Xavi, new strong man of the Catalan formation.

Dominator at the beginning of the last decade, FC Barcelona has lost its influence in recent years. Their last Champions League title dates back to 2015 and the only trophy the Catalan club won last season was a Spanish Cup. A record far from satisfactory for Joan Laporta , already president of the Blaugrana formation between 2003 and 2010. Elected last March, the leader has set himself the mission of restoring splendor to this institution in Catalonia. To revive the machine, Laporta decided to call on a former glory of Barça: Xavi . Club legend, the former midfielder has agreed to take over from Ronald Koeman and meet this challenge. A complicated task for the technician, who will not be able to have total freedom of movement due to the financial difficulties of FC Barcelona e. But despite this, Xavi is said to have asked its president to look for opportunities in the market. “We will study this with the club and we will decide. It's early, but we will work to strengthen the team, it is always an opportunity, “said the coach during his presentation about the next winter transfer window. According to information from Mundo Deportivo, Catalan officials would like to get their hands on a goalscorer, while Xavi would favor recruiting a winger. And to strengthen the offensive sector, FC Barcelona could draw in England.

Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Ferran Torres targeted

Compared to Pep Guardiola upon his arrival at FC Barcelona, ​​Xavi could play a nasty trick on his predecessor. Indeed, the former Spanish world champion would monitor the situation of several players from Manchester City. For several weeks, the Iberian press has been evoking an interest of the Blaugrana team for Raheem Sterling . The England international has several admirers in Catalonia and could well arrive in the form of a loan next January. However, Mundo Deportivo announces that this operation could be heavy for FC Barcelona , forced to put aside this file. Not enough to cool the Catalan leaders, who have also started discussions with Manchester City about Ferran Torres . According to the journalist Gérard Romero , the blaugrana club have launched the big maneuvers for the Spanish player, under contract with the Skyblues until 2025. A transfer seems unthinkable for the FC Barcelona , who will try to find the best formula. Finally, Sport evokes this Friday the track Bernardo Silva . A profile already mentioned by in July 2020. Director of football of FC Barcelona, ​​Mateu Alemany went elsewhere to Manchester this Friday to visit the facilities of the Citizens according to the Cadena Ser. There is no doubt that these three cases were mentioned by the leader of FC Barcelona .

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