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Gundogan and Kimmich, Xavi's conditions to accept few reinforcements this summer

Published:8/06/2023 - 01:47h

Updated:8/06/2023 - 01:47h

Xavi Hernández spoke with Jorge Valdano in the program that the Argentine hosts on 'Movistar TV'. For the coach, the priority is to strengthen the midfield and the arrivals of Gündogan and Kimmich would leave him satisfied

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The FC Barcelona prepares to live a market veraniego intense, where the staff of the first team will suffer adjust important. Xavi Hernández knows, better that anybody, that the club has limitations for fichar by financial questions, but the míster trusts can reinforce the team, mainly, in the medullary to strengthen a diagram of game that already has allowed to win two titles this season.

In this sense, the míster of Terrassa would be satisfied if they arrived, for example, ílkay Gündogan and Joshua Kimmich, two footballers with the experience and sufficient quality to armour the centre of the field culé. In an interview in the program 'Universe Valdano', the Barcelona trainer left clear his expectations for the market, thinking in having a team much more solid in the 2023/24, but conscious that, dificilmente, will arrive so many reinforcements like the past year.

Reinforce the centre of the field, the priority of Xavi

"It is missing me football of midfield inside, inner game. The course of Sergio Busquets is a big problem for me. It is necessary to go by a substitute of a lot of level", said the egarense in his talk with Jorge Valdano. Kimmich Could fit like pivote, a position that alternates frequently with the left side so much in the Bayern Munich as in the German selection.

"It is necessary to prioritise if the club has economic problems. And the first is the pivote and the second a generator of game. The other already will see until where will arrive", added Xavi in this regard. Like interior, the best outlined to reinforce the team is Gündogan, of fantastic present with the Manchester City and with the possibility to arrive free if it does not renew with the group 'sky blue'.

Xavi has it clear: The Barça has to reinforce to compete in Europe

Another key appearance for the market culé has to see with the possibility of fichar players with sufficient hierarchy in Champions. The Barça comes to remain out of the Champions in phase of groups two consecutive years, something that has affected, at the same time, to the finances of the club. In this sense, Xavi did not have objection in admitting that, in the 23/24, this can not suceder again.

"The Barça is not done to compete the Europe League. It is done to compete the Champions. If we reinforce us well this summer, will struggle by her. The aim at least is to compete. To the players already have said them that we can not play more this competition. Now already it arrives us to compete the Champions and try win it. It is necessary to step in front of once by all", senteció in his interview with Valdano.

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