Martín Zubimendi, Joshua Kimmich, Bernardo Silva y Juan Foyth, fichajes 'frustrados' del Barça


Kimmich, Bernardo Silva, Nico Williams… The 5 dream signings by Xavi for Barça 24/25

Published:28/05/2024 - 22:54h

Updated:29/05/2024 - 05:28h

In the last few hours, the list of signings that Xavi Hernández would have requested from the FC Barcelona board for 2024/25 has been leaked. For the Egarense, there were five key names to reinforce the culé defense and attack

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Xavi Hernández had in mind important changes in the staff of the FC Barcelona this summer. For the egarense, was necessary to add at least a pair of reinforcements for the centre of the field and the same number of signings thinking in renewing the Barcelona attack. In defence, the aim of the of Terrassa aimed to incorporate, maybe, a right side, taking for granted that the club did not negotiate the continuity of Joao Cancel.

In this sense, the reinforcements requested by Xavi went of the hand with several important drops that allowed to the club free sufficient mass salarial and do box to move in the market. As it advanced 'MARK', the ex trainer culé had so much to Cancel as to Joao Félix in his list of descartes beside heavy weights of the staff: Ronald Araújo, Frenkie of Jong, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski, in addition to Marcos Alonso, Oriol Romeu and Vitor Roque, three players sentenced from does time.

And, as 'TV3', there was other three names prescindibles: Ílkay Gündogan, Pedri and Ferran Torres. Finally, the plans of the of Terrassa remained to the margin of the ones of the directive, since Joan Laporta was the first in saying no to this revolution in the staff, which explained, this yes, with the seen well of Deco. For the Barcelona mandator, the posture of the Catalan trainer supposed a contradiction to the initial agreement reached by both after pactar the continuity of the technical body, reason whereby the club finish fichando to Hansi Flick. Before his dismissal, these were the five players asked by Xavi:

Martín Zubimendi

The Basque was a signing frustrated for Xavi so much in 2022 as in 2023. The one of Terrassa saw in Zubimendi to the ideal pivote to relieve to Sergio Busquets, but the refusal of the Real Sociedad to negotiate an inferior price to his clause (60 million euros) left to the Barça without options for his signing.

Joshua Kimmich

In spite of the dismissal of the egarense, the German keeps on being priority for the Barça of face to the next market. In principle, the Bayern Munich does not seem had to leave him go by less than 60 'kilos', although the directive will treat of abaratar his traspaso with some barter. In Germany ensure that Kimmich already would have refused the first offer culé for being inferior to his aspirations salariales.

Juan Foyth

In case to have descartado the continuity of Cancel, the Barça had to fichar to a right-handed side and the Argentinian adjusted to the profile that Xavi looks for: ordered in defence, with good handle of balloon and criterion to project in attack. Foyth Had a quite toneless season with the Villarreal by physical problems (an injury in the shoulder left him 'KO' in December) and his traspaso hardly would have closed by less than 20 millions.

Bernardo Silva

The luso was the another impossible dream of Xavi from his arrival to Barcelona. Further of the express wish of the player to play in the Barça, the club never arrived to negotiate directly with the Manchester City by his traspaso, since the 50 'kilos' of his clause were a sum prohibitiva for the finances culés in 2023. The arrival of Flick seems to have cooled the rumours on his signing, giving by seated the continuity of men like Raphinha, Ferran and Joao Félix.

Nico Williams

The last forward in the radar of Xavi was Nico Williams. The good relation inside and out of the field of the extreme of the Athletic with Lamine Yamal, in addition to his excellent state ofform , carried to the egarense to put him above Raphinha or Joao Félix of face to the 24/25. However, to the equal that with Bernardo, the 50 'kilos' of his clause are a very high figure for the culés if it does not close before any traspaso high.

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