Kimmich, Mikel Merino, Onana… The midfielders that Barça likes the most


Kimmich, Mikel Merino, Onana… The midfielders that Barça likes the most

Published:16/06/2024 - 08:33h

Updated:16/06/2024 - 21:28h

The signing of a defensive pivot continues to be an absolute priority for the summer market at FC Barcelona. Several names have left the list of alternatives for the club due to economic factors, while others remain due to sporting merits

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The FC Barcelona follows sondeando options in the European market regarding defensive pivote refers . For the moment, there are two names that are supported by some advantage regarding relation price/quality, such is the case of Joshua Kimmich and Amadou Onana. By his part, other alternatives very very valued by the previous technical body, as Martín Zubimendi and Aleix García, have gone out definitively of the radar culé. For the moment, these are the mediocentros that more like in Can Barça to reinforce this summer.

Joshua Kimmich

The footballer of the Bayern Munich is the option preferred by the directive and the flamante Barcelona technical body. The one of Rottweil possesses the capacity to surrender to good level like pivote and like right side, this last the position where Julian Nagelsmann has preferred to range him in the Eurocopa. Nevertheless, the Bavarian insistence in not to leave him go by less than 50 million euros and the doubts of the player of 29 years regarding renewing with the muniqueses complicates the operation.

Amadou Onana

Amadou Onana Is another of the 'weaknesses' of Deco in what to defensive pivote refers . The Belgian completed a big year with the Everton, exhibiting a physicist and vision of game envidiables, in addition to contributing in attack with 6 goals and a pair of assistances in 74 parties. However, the extensive of his agreement (until 2027) carried to the 'toffees' to elevate his clause until the 70 'kilos', a figure prohibitiva for the finances culés of not to concretise an important sale in brief, although the mount can be negotiable because of the financial problems of the ones of Merseyside.

Mikel Merino

Regarding the Spanish market, one of the better alternatives valued by the club keeps on being Mikel Merino. The Basque completed another good season with the Real Sociedad (added 8 goals and 5 assistances in 45 parties) and has the experience and sufficient quality to play as only '5' in a Barça that has thrown a lot of less to Sergio Busquets in the 2023/25. With a remaining year of agreement, the Real Sociedad could negotiate his exit by the order of the 30 million euros, €20m by debado of his current value in Transfermarkt.

Javi War

By a similar price (some €25m) also could arrive Javi War. The mediocentro of 21 years has been one of the disclosures of the past League with Valencia and, in spite of his youth, has the ideal characteristics to accompany to Frenkie of Jong in the centre of the Barcelona field. The Valencian has the capacity to play in any position in the medullary, but is like defensive pivote where more comfortable feels . Still like this, also it is used to to step the rival area, having converted 4 goals in 40 parties in the 2023/24.

Angelo Stiller

The 'covered' of the list is, definitely, Angelo Stiller, one of the suggestions of Hansi Flick to the directive. The mediocentro of 23 years completed an excellent campaign with the Stuttgart, adding 6 assistances and a so much in 36 apparitions. Although it prefers to play as '5' born, has very good pass and vision of game to project in attack, being a very orderly footballer and that is used to to take good decisions. His agreement expires in 2027 and the German group hardly will leave him go by less than 30 million euros.

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