XAVI ASKS FOR THE SIGNING OF A MIDFIELDER
Gundogan, Zubimendi or Silva: Xavi's chosen ones to reinforce Barça's midfield
Xavi Hernández insists that it is necessary to reinforce the midfield and the list of options for FC Barcelona has been reduced to three names: İlkay Gündoğan, Bernardo Silva or Martin Zubimendi... Will anyone arrive?
There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the plans of the FC Barcelona in the market of signings estival, because the economic situation of the club is not the ideal. They are many the possibilities that the Barcelona can not incorporate to new players if it does not reduce drastically the mass salarial, in some 200 million euros apróximadamente. In spite of this, Xavi Hernández already has left clear that needs reinforcements in the staff.
The centre of the field is one of the sectors that more 'concern' to the trainer of Terrassa, although it will have Frenkie of Jong, Pedri González, Gavi, Franck Kessié. It keeps the doubt with the future of Sergio Busquets, the one who has not renewed his agreement, and what sucederá with Nico González, that will return of his cession from Valencia. Although it is a centre of field of a lot of guarantees, Xavi understands that it needs a piece more, as they have informed in 'SPORT' this Friday.
The reinforcement that asks Xavi to go back to the elite
The intention of the trainer egarense would be that the Barça fiche to a new midfield player, especially if it finishes leaving Busquets. His agreement expires the next 30 June and, for the moment, have not existed advances to achieve his continuity further of the recent contacts of the club with his surroundings. With the possibility that of leave, Xavi insists in that it is necessary a new half to strengthen to the team.
The main reason is that it wants to that the Barça go back to compete in the elite and, for this, cree that a midfield player can be more than important. It is not a new request, put from does time has come insisting in that it wants a relief for Busquets, even if it finish remaining. It knows, in any case, that all depends on the economic situation of the club of face to the summer and, especially, of the 'fair play' of LaLiga.
Three names in the list of signings for the Barça
Of agreement to the information of the half Catalan, are three the names that Xavi Hernández has put on the table: lkay Gündoğan, Bernardo Silva or Martin Zubimendi. The three split of a different contractual situation, but the trainer understands that any one of the three could fit in his diagram and be important in the 'revolution' that expects in the next season, in which the main aim will be to go back to compete in the Champions League.
lkay Gündoğan Is the more 'accessible' for the Barça, because it finishes his agreement with the Manchester City on 30 June of this year and still has not renewed. In England, does some months, gave by seated his renewal, but now the stage is not clear and the future of the Belgian is in the air. The Barcelona keep it very controlled, waiting for that it take the final decision, but there is not at all sure further of the meeting that kept Mateu Alemany with his uncle does some weeks in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.
In this opportunity, the director of the area of football did reference to that the Barça was not negotiating in this moment by Gündoğan, place was gathering with the agent of Andreas Christensen. In spite of this, the Belgian midfield player is in the radar of the Barça and, waiting for what decide, keeps like an option. In the Manchester City wanted to that it remained , but neither interdecerían if it wanted to leave.
Zubimendi Or Bernardo Silva, more difficult for the Barça
Although the international with Belgium is in an ideal situation for the interests of a Barça that is not in conditions to do big investments, with the others two alternatives will not be so simple. They will be very costly and it will be necessary to see if the culés are able to reach the economic expectations of the Real Sociedad, in the case of Martín Zubimendi, or the City with Bernardo Silva. They are situations very complicated.
In the case of the of San Sebastián, renewed until 2026 does very little with a clause of exit of 60 million euros, a figure quite prohibitiva. His qualities like a lot to the Barça, especially to Xavi, but the player has glided in a few opportunities that wants to remain in the Reale Sand by some years more. The culés, if they bet by him, would have double task.
With Bernardo Silva, on the other hand, has left to fall in several opportunities that is prepared to go out of the Etihad Stadium, although it is a player in which Pep Guardiola trusts fully. His available price, however, would have reduced in 20 millions regarding the past summer, when it cost 80 'kilos' and was inaccessible for average Europe.
The Barça already tried fichar to Bernado Silva
It is worth it to remember that, during the window of transfers of summer in 2022, the Barcelona entity already had tried the incorporation of Bernado Silva after the request of Xavi that is 'enamoured' of his game. However, the Manchester City did not want to leave him go out in the straight final of the market. The culés tried it until the last day, but without success. This year, the situation could change drastically.
Now the 'wrap' with Bernardo Silva will be exclusively economic. The one who was had to pay the 60 million euros, will be able to carry it... But they will be able to the Barcelona to disburse said quantity when they have to reduce his mass salarial and, besides, have to inscribe the agreements of the players renewed?