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Laporte, Barça's 'Plan B' for the central position

Published:8/03/2023 - 15:30h

Updated:8/03/2023 - 17:19h

The FC Barcelona could do with the services of a central defense during the next summer. Among the alternatives are the names of Iñigo Martínez and Aymeric Laporte

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After the exits of two defenders during the season 2022/23, as Gerard Hammered (withdrawn of the football) and Héctor Bellerín (today player of the Sporting of Lisbon), the FC Barcelona has foreseen to add effective to reinforce his last line on thefield . The defence has been one of the pillars of the Barcelona in what it goes of season and is precise to have something more than depth.

In such sense, and following the politics to do with players that are in the free agency for the summer or expect to that produce one or more significant sales during the window estival, is precise to add defenders to the staff. Likewise, recently the president, Joan Laporta, has ensured that in case of fichar to a defender, would go to by a central; of preference, with left-handed profile, fulfilling like this with one of the requests of Xavi Hernández.

Iñigo Martínez, the main option

The profile of the Biscayan already has the approval of the technical body. The defender culminates agreement in July with the Athletic Club of Bilbao and comes to take action with the team of Ernesto Valverde after recovering of the injury that suffered. But his situation with the injuries and his ordeal owing to the physical problems would do to the Barça evaluate other possibilities, this without mentioning to the competitors by his signing.

Between them it appears the Athletic of Madrid. For Diego Pablo Simeone, the factor etario would not be an obstacle and wants to carry him to the Cívitas Metropolitan. The colchoneros would be in the 'pole' to do with his services and would be had to present him an offer convincente, situation that also would force to the Barcelona to evaluate possible alternative to reinforce the defensive section.

Aymeric Laporte', the alternative

It is here where appears the option of the central that today is a member of the Manchester City. The international Spanish of origin Frenchman would not be of the all happy to the not being regulate in the team of Pep Guardiola, by what would be had to change of airs. His agreement expires in July of 2025, by what will be precise to leave an important sum of money in the arks of the Etihad Stadium. As 'Transfermarkt', would be near of the 35 million euros.

His arrival to the City Condal would depend a lot of the situation of the Catalan entity with the 'fair play financial'. From England sustain that already there have been contacts between the parts and that exists the disposal to carry out the operation. But in this case, it will be necessary to concretise some sale to face up to his traspaso, that neither is exento of competition, all time that the defender also is on the dot of looks of the Rome of José Mourinho.

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