Options for the Barça defense

THE CLUB PREPARES THE 'PLAN B'

Barça's alternatives in case Koundé ends up in London

Published:20/07/2022 - 20:53h

Updated:21/07/2022 - 09:10h

Barça has Jules Koundé as a priority to reinforce the center of the defense. However, and with Chelsea 'pressing' to get the signing of the Frenchman, the Catalans are already studying different alternatives in case their operation falls through

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The FC Barcelona wants to give a 'hit' of effect in his staff during the next window of signings. The Barcelona need to go back to compete by all the titles during the following season, and in order to achieve said aim, distinct positions of the team have to be reinforced. One of the demarcations more 'weakened' is the defence, and therefore the Catalans have done with the services of the Danish Andreas Christensen, the one who arrived like free agent.

However, the research of the culés would not finish here. In spite of having 7 active in the retaguardia with the arrival of the defender of Chelsea, Xavi Hernández would want to add to one more than first level. The egarense has taken the decision to remove him the titularity to Gerard Hammered during the next season and would be needing a leader in the defence. In this sense, the trainer of Terrassa has put looks it in Jules Koundé to occupy the place of the legendary '3' in the retaguardia.

The French is request expresses of the technician, the one who has a high assessment of the footballer because of his youth and his polivalencia. Nevertheless, the operation has not been at all simple for the barcelonistas, since the Seville demands a high sum to access to a traspaso and Chelsea has 'burst into' with strength in the negotiations by the player in the last hours. The 'blues', that already would have arrived to an agreement with the 'palanganas', have him like priority and are had to offer him a millonada in order to convince it to join to his rows.

That's why from Can Barça prepare for the possible 'fallen' of the signing of the Parisian and already handle distinct alternative. According to the journalist Gerard Romero of 'Jijantes', the Catalans have in the recámara the names of Milan Skriniar, William Saliba, Gvardiol, Iñigo Martínez and Roger Ibañez. In principle, the first two options present like the most complicated, since the Inter of Milan asks around '70' kilos by the Slovak (the one who besides would be near to join to the PSG), whereas the French forms part of the plans of Mikel Arteta in the Arsenal and would not be by the work to give off of him.

Options 'low cost'

On the other hand, the names of Martínez, Gvardiol and Ibañez are alternative more 'accessible' for the club. In the case of the central of the Athletic, is not the first time that his name would be linked to the Barça, where his experience and experience in LaLiga, in addition to his value of 25 million euros according to 'Transfermarkt', are seen with good eye inside the entity culé. By his part, so much the Croatian defender like the footballer of the Rome would be two young bets of the blaugranas, that expect the final decision of Koundé to define the following step in his leaf of route.

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